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Stand-up Fighting in UFC 3

Learn the basics of stand-up fighting in EA SPORTS UFC 3, from combos to the best way to defend yourself in the ring.


Want to discover how to dominate on your feet in EA SPORTS UFC 3? We've got you covered, with some tips and specific stand-up controls for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

How Do I Use Combos In A Fight?

  1. Find out which combos your fighter has.
  2. Figure out the purpose and best practices for each combo.
  3. Learn and memorize the specific inputs needed for each combo.

Learn even more by checking out the full EA SPORTS UFC 3 combo list.

How Do I Protect Myself?

The first line of defense for any fighter is the block. It provides protection from all directions, but it won't last forever. After taking a few blows, your block will break down and leave your fighter vulnerable.

After the block breaks down, you'll need to use head movement and footwork to defend yourself. These aren't as purely defensive as the block, but they do provide countering opportunities. Timing is everything when using your footwork and head movement to evade your opponent; one wrong move could give your opponent an easy strike. 

In EA SPORTS UFC 3, the best defense is a good offense. If your opponent is using high damage moves like roundhouse kicks, you can interrupt their strike and get in one of your own by using a quick technique like a jab or straight punch.

Stand Up PS4 Controls
Stand Up Xbox One Controls

Special moves are typically done with the R1 modifier. Some fighters have unique combos and techniques that have slightly different controls, but R1 is usually what all the signature moves get mapped to.

How Do I Run?

Lunge forward by flicking the left stick towards your opponent, and then immediately press the left stick towards your opponent to run in that direction.

How Do I Parry?

Parrying has been removed from UFC 3 in order to allow blocking, head movement, and footwork to take center stage as the primary defensive tactics in the game.

How Do I Clinch?

To clinch your opponent, use the following button combination: LT+right stick up/down. Learn how to use the clinch to your advantage with these controls for Xbox One and PS4.

Find out how to master your ground and grappling game, and check out all of the different ways you can play EA SPORTS UFC 3.

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