EA SPORTS UFC 5 – New Fighters and Gameplay Updates

Available February 8 beginning at roughly 10 am PT, EA SPORTS UFC 5 will add three highly community-requested fighters to the playable roster and implement new gameplay enhancements.


New Playable Fighters in UFC 5

  • Joe Pyfer (Middleweight) – 12-2
    • Next Fight: This Saturday, February 10, at UFC Fight Night 236 vs. Jack Hermansson.
    • Joe’s impressive debut in the UFC has him standing undefeated in the Octagon (both professional losses were pre-UFC). Joe Pyfer has finished all four of his Dana White’s Contender Series / UFC fights, with three via KO/TKO and an October 7 win by submitting Abdul Razak Alhassan.
    • Notable Stats:
      • 96 Punch Power
      • 92 Kick Speed
      • 93 Kick Power

  • Maycee Barber (Women’s Featherweight) – 13-2
    • Next Fight: Saturday, March 9, at UFC 299 vs. Katlyn Chookagian.
    • A young prodigy who impressively bounced back from a two-loss losing streak early into her UFC career is currently riding a five-fight winning streak. She has the second most knockouts in UFC Women’s Flyweight division history (3).
    • Notable Stats:
      • 93 Punch Speed
      • 93 Punch Power
      • 94 Ground Striking

  • Bryce Mitchell (Flyweight) – 16-2
    • Next Fight: TBD
    • Bryce stands out with his unorthodox and skilled ground game, exemplified by his rare “Twister” submission victory against Matt Sayles (only the second in UFC history). He recently lost via KO to Josh Emmett at UFC 296, absorbing a violent overhand right that put him to “sleep,” but looks to return reenergized.
    • Notable Stats:
      • 94 Takedowns
      • 96 Top Game
      • 94 Submission Offense

UFC 5 Gameplay Updates

  • Striking Mechanics Overhaul: The cost of blocked, missed, or evaded strikes has been tactically increased in the short term, with slight adjustments for long-term implications.
  • Statistical Adjustments: Notably, we’ve reduced full-guard postured-up strikes to the head by 20% and tweaked AI behaviors for a more strategic and realistic combat experience.
  • Grappling Enhancements: The AI’s use of struggle in submissions on higher difficulty levels has been improved, along with more accurate submission tactics reflecting the fighters’ actual styles.
  • Camera and Miscellaneous Fixes: We’ve addressed the camera issues and introduced new vanity options, more XP across events, and vital fixes for Bobby Green’s stance, store glitches, text inaccuracies, and overall game stability.

UFC 5 is available worldwide for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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