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EA Sports UFC 2 includes 250+ fighters on the roster, including roughly 41 lightweights (this number does not include dupicates). This information was confirmed by Mike Bohn, who covers the MMA and NBA for USA TODAY, MMAjunkie, Rolling Stone and other publications, as noted in his Twitter bio. He plans to write up a story on his recent trip to EA sometime this week. We'll be sure to post the link when it becomes available.

Some of the confirmed fighters are listed below:
  • Oleksiy Oliynyk
  • Rustam Khabilov
  • Ali Bagautinov
  • Rashid Magomedov
  • Albert Tumenov
  • Aljamain Sterling
  • Thomas Almeida
  • Kailin Curran
  • Al Iaquinta
  • Derek Brunson
  • Dennis Bermudez
  • Lorenz Larkin
  • Neil Magny
  • Thiago Alves
  • Alan Jouban
  • Ben Saunders
  • Oliveir Aubin-Mercier
  • Gil Burns
  • Yancy Medeiros
  • Alex Caceres
  • Justin Scoggins
  • Rafael Natal
  • Robert Whittaker
  • Corey Anderson
  • Pat Cummins
  • Rampage Jackson
  • Ryan Laflare
  • Thiago Alves
  • Edson Barbosa
  • Tony Ferguson
I've asked EA if I can talk about or release the names of a few other fighters. I'll let you know when they respond.

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# 1 jeremym480 @ 12/22/15 09:14 AM
41 Lightweights!

 
# 2 aholbert32 @ 12/22/15 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by jeremym480
41 Lightweights!

I told you. You are going to have trouble finding active UFC fighters that you need to create.
 
# 3 jeremym480 @ 12/22/15 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by aholbert32
I told you. You are going to have trouble finding active UFC fighters that you need to create.
I can't wait to see the full list so I can start getting my spreadsheets together.
 
# 4 Pappy Knuckles @ 12/22/15 09:57 AM


250+?! We've made it, boys. We've made it!
 
# 5 redsrule @ 12/22/15 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by aholbert32
I told you. You are going to have trouble finding active UFC fighters that you need to create.
Even still, hope the CAF system is much better this year in regards to numbers.
 
# 6 Pappy Knuckles @ 12/22/15 09:59 AM
It's probably asking a lot, but with this many fighters maybe not. But can I get Seohee Ham, please?
 
# 7 sportsfan8812 @ 12/22/15 10:03 AM
Mike Bohn also just said that the only notable omission is Sage Northcutt and that he will be available in the first free DLC. Incredible. So excited
 
# 8 fballturkey @ 12/22/15 10:11 AM
It'll probably take them a while to program Sage's 'company man' post fight speeches into the game

Looks like a great roster. I need to get cracking on my Python UFC manager if I'm going to keep track of this many fighters.
 
# 9 aholbert32 @ 12/22/15 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by redsrule
Even still, hope the CAF system is much better this year in regards to numbers.
I'll say this with the hopes if doesnt get me in trouble. The last version I saw had more CAF slots than UFC 1. Just not as many as I want and I'm going to keep asking them to add more.
 
# 10 aholbert32 @ 12/22/15 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by fballturkey
It'll probably take them a while to program Sage's 'company man' post fight speeches into the game

Looks like a great roster. I need to get cracking on my Python UFC manager if I'm going to keep track of this many fighters.
What is that?

The big roster has me changing how I run my league. I used to have 5-6 fights per card. With this many fighters (plus any CAFs I make), I'm probably going to have to do 10 fights a card to ensure that fighters get to fight more than twice a year.
 
# 11 aholbert32 @ 12/22/15 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Pappy Knuckles
It's probably asking a lot, but with this many fighters maybe not. But can I get Seohee Ham, please?
I'm not confirming anything but
 
# 12 pdandy @ 12/22/15 10:56 AM
That's incredible news!
One thing I hope comes with this roster increase is the elimination of the need to group 2-3 weight classes together online.
 
# 13 fballturkey @ 12/22/15 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by aholbert32
What is that?

The big roster has me changing how I run my league. I used to have 5-6 fights per card. With this many fighters (plus any CAFs I make), I'm probably going to have to do 10 fights a card to ensure that fighters get to fight more than twice a year.
I'm trying to code basically a beefed up version of my current UFC spreadsheet in Python, both as a tool for the game and to help me learn Python. I made a little progress before Fallout, JC3 and Battlefront happened but it is nowhere near usable yet. Looks like I have till spring...
 
# 14 fballturkey @ 12/22/15 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by pdandy
That's incredible news!
One thing I hope comes with this roster increase is the elimination of the need to group 2-3 weight classes together online.
I hope that that is true, but I also hope they let us do mixed weight class fights between adjacent classes offline.
 
# 15 aholbert32 @ 12/22/15 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by fballturkey
I hope that that is true, but I also hope they let us do mixed weight class fights between adjacent classes offline.
Event mode has mixed classes offline. I dont believe that is the case with exhibitions.
 
# 16 sportsfan8812 @ 12/22/15 11:22 AM
A couple more confirmed just from scanning through his twitter.....

Oleksiy Oliynyk
Rustam Khabilov
Ali Bagautinov
Rashid Magomedov
Albert Tumenov
 
# 17 aholbert32 @ 12/22/15 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by sportsfan8812
A couple more confirmed just from scanning through his twitter.....

Oleksiy Oliynyk
Rustam Khabilov
Ali Bagautinov
Rashid Magomedov
Albert Tumenov
I'm looking forward to using Bagautinov.
 
# 18 aholbert32 @ 12/22/15 11:32 AM
Bohn just confirmed Ryan Laflare, Thiago Alves, Edson Barbosa and Tony Ferguson.
 
# 19 fballturkey @ 12/22/15 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by aholbert32
Event mode has mixed classes offline. I dont believe that is the case with exhibitions.
It seems odd that they wouldn't put it in exhibition if it is in event mode, but I'll mostly be using event mode anyway so it's overall good news.

If you can say, are the 'mixed classes' the same as online mixed classes? I doubt they're open weight, as much fun as that was in the THQ game that had that bug, haha.
 
# 20 pdandy @ 12/22/15 11:57 AM
Combine the 250+ fighters with Skynet and aholbert32's quotes on:
- Better situational awareness
- Improved tendencies system
- Better assigned movesets (more animations/moves)
- Fighting style templates and the ability to have more than one assigned to fighter AI

and this is shaping up to be my dream single player experience.
 

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