Beginner's Guide to EA SPORTS UFC 3

Learn how to get started in UFC 3, from choosing your fighter to the new G.O.A.T. Career Mode.


Step into the Octagon and be the best fighter of all time in EA SPORTS UFC 3. Face off against friends, head into the ring online, or become the G.O.A.T. in the revamped single-player career mode. In the popular UFC 3 Ultimate Team mode, you can build a lineup of customized fighters or connect to the real world of UFC by adding some of the sport's biggest superstars to your squad. 

Choose Your Fighter

First, choose your preferred weight class. Ten classes are available in UFC 3: Flyweight, Bantamweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight, Heavyweight, Women's Strawweight, and Women's Bantamweight.

Each weight class has a different roster of fighters from which to choose, and every fighter has attributes that reflect their styles, strengths, and weaknesses. Fighters are rated based on four attributes: Striking, Grappling, Stamina, and Health. 

See the full UFC 3 fighter roster and ratings.

Learn To Fight

Whether you're a first time UFC player or you've been playing the series since day one, read up on the basics of the game in UFC 3 Practice Mode. Use it to hone your skills, tighten your defense, learn new tricks, and speed up your reflexes before you step into the Octagon for the first time. Learn more:

Career Mode

Capture the world's attention on the path to becoming the Greatest Of All Time. For the first time in a UFC career mode, your choices outside the Octagon are as important as your choices inside it. Make decisions as you build hype around your fighter, gain fans, earn money, create rivalries through in-game social media, and become the G.O.A.T. Get even deeper into G.O.A.T Career Mode.

Fight With Friends

There are a variety of new multiplayer modes for you to choose from:

  • Stand and Bang: Hone your stand-up skills as you fight your opponent toe-to-toe without the risk of having to grapple.
  • Knockout Mode:  Show off and improve your defensive skills with one of the most intense UFC 3 modes. Knockout Mode's rules are simple: both fighters start with the same amount of health, but every hit does an increasing amount of damage.
  • Submission Showdown: It takes true skill to master the mat. Focus on and hone your ground game in this mode. 
  • Custom Fight: Tune and adjust everything about your fight, including stamina, transition speed, submission speed, grapple advantage, damage, health recovery, and perks. 
  • Tournament Mode: The top game mode for a group of friends: choose your fighter and see how many opponents you can finish off in a King of the Hill style tournament.

Learn more about multiplayer modes.

Ultimate Team

Build your Ultimate Team of fighters and own the Octagon. Assemble a team of custom and authentic UFC fighters and dominate the competition in a variety of single player and online multiplayer modes. Find out all the details on UFC 3 Ultimate Team.

Pre-order Champions Edition today to get 3 days early access, your choice of one champion fighter in Ultimate Team, 20 Premium Packs, and much more.

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