EA Sports MMA Game Gains Fedor, Others

World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko is among the first real-life fighters confirmed to be in EA Sports' upcoming MMA video game, the combatant and publisher jointly announced today.

Exactly how this move will affect Fedor's ongoing negotiations to potentially join the UFC remains unclear, though it's unlikely to be considered a plus as league president Dana White has threatened to ban any fighter from the UFC if they sign with EA.

Gegard Mousasi and Babalu Sobral were also confirmed to appear in the upcoming game, which is slated to hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2010.