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Jon Jones lands ‘EA Sports UFC’ cover, fans will determine the second fighter

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EA Sports UFC will not hit shelves until next year, but the company revealed today that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will grace the cover for the game.

However, Jones will not be the only fighter to be featured on the cover – you, as the fans have the opportunity to choose the second cover athlete.

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Jon Jones lands ‘EA Sports UFC’ cover, fans will determine the second fighter

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In an official release, Jones stated, “It’s another one of those surreal moments, one of those moments you just have to step back and pinch yourself and realize I’m not dreaming.”

Sixteen fighters will square off in a bracket-style elimination tournament to earn your vote and share cover honors with Jon Jones – but only one will be left standing. Cast your vote on the matchups below and help make sure your favorite fighter gets their hand raised as the EA SPORTS UFC co-cover-athlete.

The Round 1 match-ups include Urijah Faber vs. Michael Bisping, Anthony Pettis vs. Demetrious Johnson, Georges St-Pierre vs. Chris Weidman, Jose Aldo vs. Benson Henderson, Johny Hendricks vs. Dominick Cruz, Alexander Gustafsson vs. Daniel Cormier, Junior dos Santos vs. Chael Sonnen and Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate.

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Voting begins today at UFC.com/covervote.

Fans can double their voting power by using the fighter specific hashtags located under each headshot on “Twitter Vote Thursdays”. Whenever one of the fighter hashtags is used on Twitter on Thursdays, it will be counted as two official votes.

EA SPORTS UFC Cover Vote Schedule

  • Round of 16 : Prelims – Voting from Mon, Nov. 4 – Sun, Nov. 10
  • Round of 8 : Main Card – Voting from Mon, Nov. 11 – Sun, Nov. 17
  • Final Four : Co-Main Event – Voting from Mon, Nov. 18 – Sun, Nov. 24
  • Finals : Title Fight – Voting from Mon, Nov. 19 – Sun, Dec. 1

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