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Ben Henderson will appear in UFC video game

Ben Henderson is a graduate of Decatur High School in Federal Way. - Mirror file photo
Ben Henderson is a graduate of Decatur High School in Federal Way.
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The good news just keeps coming for Decatur High School graduate Ben Henderson. The professional fighter has started 2-0 in the top mixed-martial arts organization in the world, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He will fight Clay Guida Nov. 12 at the UFC on Fox card in Anaheim, Calif.

But Henderson will get the ultimate compliment early next year when he will become a video game character. The UFC announced last week that the third installment of the “UFC Undisputed” video game franchise is set for a January 2012 debut.

The game is produced by THQ development company, who recently released its first “Inside the Octagon” video segment, highlighting key changes to the video game from years past.

The video, which can be seen on youtube.com, features THQ officials commentating on a “UFC Undisputed 3” bout between Henderson and Donald Cerrone. The video starts with the game’s new fighter walk-in sequences and then outlines a number of changes to the game, including the updated gameplay options that allow for simpler controls to the sometimes-complex title.

“’UFC Undisputed 3’ is on track to deliver an incredible virtual MMA experience unlike any other,” Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President of Core Games at THQ stated when the title was first officially announced. “This product is intense, engaging and highly competitive while still being extremely accessible, making it a must-have for millions of UFC fans, traditional fighting game enthusiasts and more casual sports fans around the world.”

The official YouTube channel of “UFC Undisputed 3” features additional teaser footage. Fans can also choose whether Frankie Edgar, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre or Cain Velasquez should grace the cover of the game by visiting UFC.com/ufcundisputed3.

 

 

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