MMA Star Power Boosts Up For E3

MMA Star Power Boosts Up For E3

Fedor Emelianenko, considered by some as the pound-for-pound top heavyweight mixed martial arts fighter in the world, will hit Los Angeles for E3 two weeks before going north to San Jose for his bout with Fabricio Werdum.

Sherdog, not normally a tracker of video game news, mentions that the big Russian will on hand for Strikeforce Los Angeles, an event taking place at the Nokia Theatre on June 16. Strikeforce is the primary licensing partner of EA Sports MMA due out in the spring, so the date and the venue both mean heavy E3 cross promotion.

Bottom line: Emelianenko is all but confirmed to appear for EA Sports in some capacity at E3.

M-1 Global: Fedor To Attend June 16 Strikeforce, Open to Overeem Bout [Sherdog, thanks Andrew P.]


  • EA are kind of in an awkward position with this MMA game, clearly Fedor is their posterboy, but he speaks no English, so doing promo stuff will be very hard. They could get this other great fighter Jake Shields (who is also in the top rankings) to do some press. But, word around the campfire is that he will soon jump ship to the UFC. So it would be rather embarrassing to have their #1 guy in the UFC at the time this game comes out.

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