“The Greatest in the History of the Sport!”- Fans Ecstatic as Ea Introduces the Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali in UFC 5

Published 09/09/2023, 9:14 AM EDT

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EA Sports UFC is a treat for all the MMA lovers in the world. This game has captivated millions of players with its realistic fighting mechanics and our favorite MMA and boxing stars in the virtual realm of the UFC.

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EA has announced that the latest installment of this iconic gaming series, UFC 5, will be released on October 27, 2023, and pre-orders have already begun. The whole gaming world is hyped up about this title, and this hype has been fueled by the addition of arguably the GOAT of the boxing world.

Muhammad Ali will be setting the UFC 5 ring on fire


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EA has recently announced the introduction of the great Muhammad Ali in the latest teaser of the highly anticipated UFC 5. Not only Ali, but other boxing legends like Mike Tyson and Fedor Emelianenko will be available as playable characters in the game.

These iconic characters come as a bonus for the EA Sports UFC pre-orders. By pre-ordering the game, you will also get Alexander Volkanovski and Valentina Shevchenko as “alter ego” fighters. One thing to remember is that to get Mike Tyson and Fedor Emelianenko, you have to pre-order the Deluxe Edition, whereas Ali comes with the pre-order of any edition of the game.


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Here is the official reveal trailer of the game:

Not only that, the pre-order bonus will offer an online career mode XP boost and the 30th Anniversary Vanity Bundle, which packs four extra in-game cosmetics. Last but not least, players will get three days of early access to the full game as a reward for pre-ordering.

This edition of UFC is going to be the biggest of its series so far. This will be the first instance in this MMA simulation series that a game of this franchise is to be released on both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

For the first time, this game will implement the Frostbite Engine. Not only that, UFC 5 will feature a new Real Impact System, an improved submission system, brand new cinematic knockout replays, and outstanding animations. This Real Impact System will display dynamic impact damage in the ongoing fight. Not only will there be new features, but UFC 5 will introduce new modes as well: online career mode, Fight Week challenges, and many more.

Fans Are Hugely Excited

Fans can’t wait any longer to put their feet in the shoes of the one and only Muhammad Ali. Here are some fan reactions:

This fan has clearly designated the legend.

This character introduction has found a new fan for the game.

Yes, it’s going to be awesome.

Seeing the boxing legend in an MMA simulation, this fan has yearned for EA to revive another iconic gaming series.

Yes, the legend will live forever in our hearts. And through UFC 5, he will relive for everyone.


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Fans have already been excited about the new UFC installment since its announcement. Now, the addition of greats like Muhammad Ali has pumped up the excitement to a whole new level.


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So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and pre-order from here.

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Written by:

Nilendu Brahma


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Nilendu Brahma is an eSports Content Writer at EssentiallySports, bringing his passion for gaming and sports journalism to the forefront. With a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Nilendu combines his love for writing with his expertise in eSports. As a die-hard Barcelona fan and a cricket fanatic, he understands the pulse of sports enthusiasts.
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Ananya Giri




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