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UFC Undisputed 3 Roster: The middleweights

ESPN staff
October 31, 2011
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Introducing the best 185-pounders on the planet - coming to a living room near you.

Anderson Silva chalks up UFC victories with such ease that Dana White has likened the Brazilian's talents to that of a video game character. Don't believe or agree with the UFC president? Test it out for yourself.

Below ESPN's exclusive roster reveals the 18 middleweights that gamers will be able to lead to UFC glory when UFC Undisputed 3 hits stores in February. Want to see Anderson Silva v Britain's own Michael Bisping? What about a match-up between Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort? Soon Joe Silva's matchmaking job will be yours...

Stay tuned to ESPN for other divisions over the next few days, but feel free to access the featherweights, lightweights and welterweights now.


Alan Belcher

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Nickname: The Talent

From: Jonesboro, Arkansas

Age: 27

Height: 6'2"/ 187 CM

Record: 16-5-0

Skill Breakdown: Well rounded, good conditioning, experienced

UFC Fight History: 53% (Striking), 32% (Submissions), 15% (Takedowns)

Before he was a Fighter: Junior College


Anderson Silva

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Nickname: The Spider

From: Curitiba, Brazil

Age: 36

Height: 6'2"/ 187 CM

Record: 29-4-0

Skill Breakdown: Very Well Rounded, Phenomenal Striker

UFC Fight History: 46% (Striking), 39% (Submissions), 16% (Takedowns)

Before he was a Fighter: McDonald's


Chael Sonnen

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From: Milwaukee, Oregon

Age: 34

Height: 6'1"/185 CM

Record: 27-11-1

Skill Breakdown: Excellent wrestler, constant pressure

UFC Fight History: 58% (Takedowns), 37% (Striking), 5% (Submissions)

Before he was a Fighter: Realtor


Chris Leben

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Nickname: The Crippler

From: Portland, Oregon

Age: 31

Height: 5'11"/180 CM

Record: 22-7-0

Skill Breakdown: Punching power, great chin

UFC Fight History: 47% (Striking), 27% (Takedowns), 26% (Submissions)

Before he was a Fighter: Construction


Court McGee

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Nickname: The Crusher

From: Ogden, Utah

Age: 26

Height: 5'11"/180 CM

Record: 13-1-0

Skill Breakdown: Well-rounded

UFC Fight History: 47% (Takedowns), 28% (Striking), 25% (Submissions)

Before he was a Fighter: Commercial Plumber


Demian Maia

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From: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Age: 33

Height: 6'0"/ 182 CM

Record: 15-3-0

Skill Breakdown: Submissions

UFC Fight History: 43% (Submissions), 39% (Takedowns), 18% (Striking)

Before he was a Fighter: BJJ Teacher


Jorge Rivera

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Nickname: El Conquistador

From: Framingham, Massachusetts

Age: 39

Height: 6'1"/ 185 CM

Record: 18-9-0

Skill Breakdown: Well-rounded

UFC Fight History: 70% (Striking), 25% (Takedowns), 5% (Submissions)

Before he was a Fighter: Construction


Kendall Grove

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Nickname: Da Spyder

From: Maui, Hawaii

Age: 28

Height: 6'6"/ 198 CM

Record: 14-9-0

Skill Breakdown: Height, Heart, and desire to never give up

UFC Fight History: 63% (Submissions), 27% (Striking), 10% (Takedowns)

Before he was a Fighter: Landscaping


Mark Munoz

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Nickname: The Filipino Wrecking Machine

From: Yokouska, Japan

Age: 33

Height: 6'0"/ 182 CM

Record: 11-2-0

Skill Breakdown: Wrestling, Muay Thai

UFC Fight History: 48% (Striking), 33% (Takedowns), 18% (Submissions)

Before he was a Fighter: Wrestling Coach, UC Davis


Michael Bisping

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Nickname: The Count

From: Manchester, England

Age: 32

Height: 6'2"/ 187 CM

Record: 22-3-0

Skill Breakdown: Standup, heart, adapts to any situation, fitness

UFC Fight History: 49% (Striking), 30% (Takedowns), 21% (Submissions)

Before he was a Fighter: Upholsterer


Nate Marquardt

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Nickname: The Great

From:Lander, Wyoming

Age: 32

Height: 6'0"/ 182 CM

Weight: 170 LB/77 KG

Record: 34-10-2

Skill Breakdown: Very Well Rounded

UFC Fight History: 39% (Takedowns), 33% (Submissions), 28% (Striking)

Before he was a Fighter: Desk Job for Phone Company


Rousimar Palhares

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Nickname: Toquinho

From: Dores Do Indaia, Minas Gerais Brazil

Age: 31

Height: 5'8"/172 CM

Record: 22-3-0

Skill Breakdown: Submissions, BJJ black belt, leg locks

UFC Fight History: 56% (Submissions), 33% (Takedowns), 11% (Striking)

Before he was a Fighter: Worked on a farm


Wanderlei Silva

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Nickname: The Axe Murderer

From: Curitiba, Parana Brazil

Age: 35

Height: 5'11"/180 CM

Record: 33-11-1, 1 NC

Skill Breakdown: Technique and strength of punches, intensity, first class experience

UFC Fight History: 48% (Strikes), 29% (Submissions), 23% (Takedowns)

Before he was a Fighter: Worked in father's bar


Yoshihiro Akiyama

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Nickname: Sexyama

From: Osaka, Japan

Age: 36

Height: 5'10"/177 CM

Record: 13-4-0 2 NC

Skill Breakdown: Judo, submissions, knockout power

UFC Fight History: 36% (Takedowns), 35% (Submissions), 29% (Striking)

Before he was a Fighter: Professional Judo Athlete


Yushin Okami

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Nickname: Thunder

From: Kanagawa, Japan

Age: 30

Height: 6'2"/187 CM

Record: 27-6-0

Skill Breakdown: Ground and pound, strength

UFC Fight History: 39% (Takedowns), 36% (Striking), 25% (Submissions)

Before he was a Fighter: Worked in a restaurant


Vitor Belfort

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Nickname: The Phenom

From: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Age: 34

Height: 6'0"/182 CM

Record: 20-9-0

Skill Breakdown: Boxing, Brazilian jiu-jistsu, explosive striking

UFC Fight History: 42% (Takedowns), 30% (Submissions), 28% (Striking)

Before he was a Fighter: Has only worked as a professional fighter


Brian Stann (available exclusively through pre-order)

Nickname: All-American

From: Yokota Airbase Japan

Age: 31

Height: 6'1"/ 185 CM

Record: 11 W, 4 L, 0 D

Skill Breakdown: Strength/Athleticism

UFC Fight History: 71% (Striking), 24% (Submissions), 5% (Takedowns)

Before he was a Fighter: Infantry Officer in US Marine Corps


Jason Miller (available exclusively through pre-order)

Nickname: Mayhem

From: Parts Unknown, USA

Age: 30

Height: 6'1"/ 185 CM

Record: 24-7-0, 1 NC

Skill Breakdown: Jiu Jitsu

UFC Fight History: 45% (Submissions), 28% (Takedowns), 27% (Striking)


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