Published on June 26th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning

EA SPORTS UFC 5 Celebrates International Fight Week with new Ultimate Edition

EA SPORTS UFC 5 has added incredible new in-game content to kick off the annual week-long celebration of mixed martial arts with International Fight Week. From the most fighters ever added in one update, to UFC Hall of Famers being added in-game for the first time, a new Ultimate Edition, and more, UFC 5 continues to grow at an astounding rate.

Today, UFC 5 has finished adding 15 all-new fighters into the game for free. This is the biggest single-fighter update in any EA UFC game.  With this latest update to the extended roster, there are now nearly 300 unique fighters in UFC 5 and over 400 total fighters when including multiple weight classes and Alter Egos.  

The full list of new fighters now playable in-game include:

  • Kayla Harrison (#4 WBW)
  • Michel Pereira (#13 MW)
  • Joaquin Buckley (#11 WW)
  • Caio Borralho (#12 MW)
  • Chris Curtis (#15 MW)
  • Tagir Ulanbekov (#12 FLYWEIGHT)
  • Mario Bautista (#12 BW)
  • Macy Chiasson (#7 WBW)
  • Jonathan Martinez (#14 BW)
  • Loopy Godínez (#10 WSW)
  • Randy Brown
  • Alexandr Romanov (#13 HW)
  • Norma Dumont (#9 WBW)
  • Josiane Nunes
  • Pannie Kianzad (#11 WBW)

As the last phase of our massive roster update we committed to months ago, UFC 5 will continue to introduce 2-3 new fighters with each patch through our normal update cadence to continue ensuring the in-game roster remains up to date with the current UFC Athlete Rankings. For more details on the new fighters, please refer to the blog recap here.

To continue the celebration we’re adding the following UFC Hall of Famers to UFC 5:

  • Bas Rutten
  • Kevin Randleman
  • Jens Pulver

The additions don’t stop there either! UFC 5 now includes Alter Egos for the new Hall of Fame inductees, from Anderson “The Spider” Silva’s last-minute triumph over Chael Sonnen at UFC 117 to Frankie Edgar’s come-from-behind victory at UFC 136.

Check out the full list of Alter Egos coming to UFC 5 below:

  • Anderson Silva (UFC 117)
  • Chael Sonnen (UFC 117)
  • Shogun Rua (UFC 113)
  • Frankie Edgar (UFC 136)
  • Joanna Jędrzejczyk (UFC 211)

It wouldn’t be a Fight Week without a new Punch Card with new in-game unlockables and Fight Picks for UFC 303, check them out now in the game. Since launch, nearly 100 Alter Ego and New Fighters have been added.

Also arriving in time for International Fight Week is the surprise launch of EA SPORTS UFC 5 Ultimate Edition.

EA SPORTS UFC 5 Ultimate Edition pulls all of your favorite content into one package:

  • UFC 5 Base Game w/ all legendary fighters Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali and Fedor Emilianenko
  • Legends Fighter Bundle (Jens Pulver, Kevin Randleman, Bas Rutten)
  • Origins Alter Ego Bundle (Conor McGregor, Israel Adesanya, Alexander Volkanovski, Valentina Shevchenko, and Leon Edwards)
  • Pride FC Alter Ego Bundle (Alistair Overeem, Dan Henderson, Nick Diaz, Shogun Rua, and Wanderlei Silva)
  • Prime Alter Ego Bundle (Donald Cerrone, Nate Diaz, Tony Ferguson, Cody Garbrandt, and Eddie Alvarez) Origins Vanity Items Bundle

Now for sale in digital storefronts for a limited time, learn more about EA SPORTS UFC 5 Ultimate Edition here.


Finally, UFC 5 has made some significant gameplay updates that players have been asking for including an update to Conor McGregor’s likeness at Welterweight, a new custom stance for Michael “Venom” Page with a signature jab-straight combination, and UFC Official 3EIGHT Fight Gloves now being the default gloves for all non-champion active fighters.


About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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