UFC Champ Israel Adesanya on Cover of Video Game
The newest Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) video game has been announced – and on the cover, is New Zealander Israel Adesanya (pictured right). ESPN’s Marc Raimondi reports.
Middleweight champion Adesanya and American welterweight star Jorge Masvidal are the cover athletes for EA Sports UFC 4. The game will be available worldwide on 4 August for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox One platforms.
“I am the face of the new wave of UFC fighters, so it feels right to represent the sport on this new generation UFC game,” Adesanya said. “I look forward to my fans playing as me as much as I have enjoyed playing as myself.”
Nigerian-born Adesanya won the UFC middleweight title by knocking out Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 last October.
He is set to defend the middleweight title against Brazilian Paulo Costa at UFC 253 on 19 September.
Original article by Marc Raimondi, ESPN, July 12, 2020.