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UFC 2009: Undisputed’s 85 Playable Characters Include The TapouT Crew; Plus DLC Details

Submitted by on Saturday, 9 May 2009One Comment

tapout-crewBack in March GameSpot revealed the full roster of fighters for THQ’s UFC 2009: Undisputed.  With a total of 80 fighters across five weight classes (not including GameStop exclusives), it already offered double the characters found in Tekken 6.  Apparently there was room for more.

THQ officials revealed to ( that MMA apparel pioneers, TV stars and cage side fixtures the TapouT crew will be featured as unlockable characters in UFC 2009: Undisputed.

Details about bonus GameStop exclusive characters Ryan Bader and Efrain Escudero were also discussed, so were THQ’s plans for future DLC.

Let us introduce you to the TapouT crew; pictured from left to right are Skyscrape, Mask and Punkass.  Even after TapouT founder Charles “Mask” Lewis Jr. untimely passing in a March car accident, THQ officials never considered removing him from the roster; they felt Mask’s presence in the game will serve as a positive reminder of the contributions he made to the sport before, during and after the MMA boom.

You can unlock the TapouT crew through “specific in-game accomplishments” bringing the roster up to 83; but only but what about the other two?

GameStop customers gain the exclusive fighters Ryan Bader and Efrain Escudero; bringing the roster up to 85.  THQ is actually fabricating special discs to be shipped to GameStop only; these discs have Bader and Escudero as playable characters from the start.  No password or DLC code is needed.

There are still good news for non-GameStop customers: Ultimate Fighter 8 alumni Bader and Escudero are timed exclusives.  They will be offered as downloadable content 90 days after the game’s release.  Free downloadable content.  So unless you can’t wait three months to play as Ryan “Darth” Bader, you can buy UFC 2009: Undisputed from your favorite non-GameStop retailer.

Lastly, there are currently no plans to offer any other fighters as downloadable content.  With THQ already hard at work on the next UFC title, it is expected that DLC fighters will more likely happen for UFC 2010, not 2009.

Here’s the full 85 man roster for UFC 2009: Undisputed which releases May 19th in North America and 22nd May in Europe.


  • Andrei Arlovski
  • Mark Coleman
  • Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic
  • Gabriel Gonzaga
  • Antoni Hardonk
  • Heath Herring
  • Cheick Kongo
  • Brock Lesnar
  • Justin McCully
  • Frank Mir
  • Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
  • Eddie Sanchez
  • Tim Sylvia
  • Cain Velasquez
  • Brandon Vera (LH)
  • Fabricio Werdum

Light Heavyweights

  • Houston Alexander
  • Ryan Bader*
  • Tim Boetsch
  • Stephan Bonnar
  • Rashad Evans
  • Wilson Gouveia (MW)
  • Forrest Griffin
  • James Irvin
  • Quinton Jackson
  • Keith Jardine
  • Chuck Liddell
  • Lyoto Machida
  • Kazuhiro Nakamura
  • Tito Ortiz
  • Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
  • Thiago Silva
  • Wanderlei Silva


  • Ricardo Almeida
  • Michael Bisping (LHW)
  • Kendall Grove
  • Rich Franklin (LHW)
  • Dan Henderson (LHW)
  • Martin Kampmann (WW)
  • Chris Leben
  • Thales Leites
  • Jason MacDonald
  • Demian Maia
  • Nate Marquardt
  • Drew McFedries
  • Yushin Okami
  • Amir Sadollah (WW)
  • Anderon Silva (LHW)
  • Evan Tanner


  • Thiago Alves
  • Matt Arroyo
  • Kyle Bradley
  • Josh Burkman
  • Marcus Davis
  • Jon Fitch
  • Matt Hughes
  • Anthony Johnson
  • Josh Koscheck
  • Chris Lytle
  • Karo Parisyan
  • Diego Sanchez
  • Ben Saunders
  • Matt Serra (LW)
  • Georges St. Pierre
  • Mike Swick (MW)


  • Mark Bocek,
  • Rich Clementi
  • Mac Danzig
  • Nathan Diaz
  • Frankie Edgar
  • Efrain Escudero*
  • Spencer Fisher
  • Kenny Florian
  • Hermes Franca
  • Tyson Griffin
  • Roger Huerta
  • Joe Lauzon
  • Gray Maynard
  • B.J. Penn (WW)
  • Sean Sherk (WW)
  • Joe Stevenson
  • Thiago Tavares

Unlockable Characters

  • Mask
  • Punkass
  • Skyscrape

*Fighter available by purchasing through GameStop or as future free DLC