One of the many new features on this year’s UFC Undisputed title involves the inclusion of bantamweights and featherweights. As such, for the first time in the series’ history, if they so choose, fans will have an opportunity to play out this weekend’s headlining tilt at UFC 142 between 145-pound champion Jose Aldo and unbeaten grappler Chad Mendes.
In that spirit the folks at THQ decided to simulate the match-up between Mendes-Aldo a total of 25 times to balance things out in hopes of previewing some of the action fans may witness on Saturday night as well as predicting the bout’s winner. THQ has done the same in previous pairings between Jon Jones-Lyoto Machida and Brock Lesnar-Alistair Overeem.
Without giving anything away, a few of the interesting facts from the process include Mendes winning the first round 80% of the time and succeeding on more than 70% of his takedown attempts. Comparably, Aldo landed 50% more strikes and only submitted Mendes a single time despite 48 attempts.
Check out the complete simulation below:
MMATraining Take: I didn’t buy last year’s Undisputed 3 but I’m seriously considering the newest title (which I believe drops in less than a month). The 135/145 additions are a solid feature, as is PRIDE mode, and let’s face it – I want to beat some people up online!