Jump into the Octagon of Ultimate Fighting Championship
and face up against 22 of the UFC
's top fighters. Each man has his own specific talent that coincides with his fighting style. Some fighters are small in stature, but are quick and know some explosive submission moves. Others are big and bulky, containing some knockout strength. With all of these fighters, your objective is simple: kick the crap out of the other guy. It's your basic arcade fighting simulation... with three different ways to win. First, win with a KO, by emptying your opponent's Life Bar. If that takes too long for your liking, then win by Submission by making your opponent tap out. If you can't win with either of these ways by the end of the match, then the judges will decide a winner based on points awarded during the match. That, however, will only be the case during an Exhibition match, not the Tournaments. Chances are they will call a Draw, and you must replay the fight.
Speaking of those game modes, there aren't many different ones to play with, but there are plenty of fighters for them. First, you probably want to train at Big John McCarthy's Training ring, where you can work on your skills until you feel you're ready to take on the Warriors of the Octagon. Your next mission is the UFC Tournament, where you face up against several different fighters to win the UFC Belt. If it sounds like the end of the game, it's not. You then need to defend your title in Road to the Championship. This mode can only be played with fighters that you have won the UFC Belt with, so make sure to save your wins. Plus, every time you win the Road to the Championship with a different fighter, secret fighters will be unlocked.
If you grow weary of the 22 allotted fighters, then you can create two more men, where you can change his appearance and fighting style like boxing, several different martial arts, or submission specialist. To increase your created fighter's variables of Speed, Power, etc., simply win the Road to the Championship with the real fighters to earn points that will enhance those variables.
The other two modes are basically for you and your friends: Exhibition and Multiplayer Tournament. Exhibition allows you to face a friend or the computer in a single bout, with no title on the line. The Multiplayer Tournament consists of eight fighters, where you can fight match after match with your friends to determine who really is the Ultimate Fighting Champion!