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UFC Undisputed 3 Roster: The heavyweights

ESPN staff
November 4, 2011
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Introducing the best heavyweights on the planet - coming to a living room near you.

When it comes to the UFC, the heavyweight division is royalty. No greater prestige can be bestowed on a fighter than the tag of World Heavyweight Champion. Even 205lb king Jon Jones knows the big guys are the pinnacle.

Below ESPN's exclusive roster reveals the 16 heavyweights that gamers will be able to lead to UFC glory when UFC Undisputed 3 hits stores in February. Want to see Cain Velasquez v Stefan Struve? What about a match-up between Brock Lesnar and Roy Nelson? Soon Joe Silva's matchmaking job will be yours...

Stay tuned to ESPN for other divisions over the next few days, but feel free to access the featherweights, lightweights, welterweights, middleweights and light-heavyweights now.


Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera

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From: Bahia, Brazil

Age: 35

Height: 6'3"/187 CM

Weight: 240 LB/ 109 KG

Record: 33-6-1, 1 NC

Skill Breakdown: Stamina, Great Jiu-Jitsu and Boxing Skills

UFC Fight History: 63% (Submissions), 19% (Striking), 19% (Takedowns)

Before he was a Fighter: Jiu-Jitsu Instructor


Ben Rothwell

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From: Kenosha, Wisconsin

Age: 29

Height: 6'4"/193 CM

Weight: 265 LB/ 120 KG

Record: 31-8-0

Skill Breakdown: Well-rounded, size, speed, strength

UFC Fight History: 48% (Striking), 31% (Takedowns), 20% (Submissions)

Before he was a Fighter: Worked in parent's restaurant


Brendan Schaub

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Nickname: The Hybrid

From: Aurora, Colorado

Age: 28

Height: 6'4"/193 CM

Weight: 240 LB/ 109 KG

Record: 9-2-0

Skill Breakdown: Boxing, well-rounded, cardio

UFC Fight History: 65% (Striking), 35% (Takedowns)

Before he was a Fighter: Boxer


Brock Lesnar

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From: Webster, South Dakota

Age: 34

Height: 6'3"/190 CM

Weight: 265 LB/ 120 KG

Record: 5-2-0

Skill Breakdown: Size, wrestling ability, athleticism

UFC Fight History: 50% (Takedowns), 34% (Striking), 16% (Submissions)

Before he was a Fighter: WWE Champion


Cain Velasquez

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From: Yuma, Arizona

Age: 29

Height: 6'1"/185 CM

Weight: 240 LB/ 109 KG

Record: 9-0-0

Skill Breakdown: Well-rounded

UFC Fight History: 52% (Takedowns), 40% (Striking), 9% (Submissions)

Before he was a Fighter: Security at a nightclub


Cheick Kongo

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From: Paris, France

Age: 36

Height: 6'4"/193 CM

Weight: 240 LB/ 109 KG

Record: 26-6-2

Skill Breakdown: Training since 5 years old, focus and dedication

UFC Fight History: 47% (Striking), 42% (Takedowns), 11% (Submissions)

Before he was a Fighter: Commercial Agent for French brand


Frank Mir

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From: Las Vegas, Nevada

Age: 32

Height: 6'3"/190 CM

Weight: 240 LB/ 109 KG

Record: 15-5-0

Skill Breakdown: Great submissions, improved striking

UFC Fight History: 54% (Submissions), 28% (Takedowns), 18% (Striking)

Before he was a Fighter: Front Desk at Station Casinos


Gabriel Gonzaga

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Nickname: Napao

From: Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Age: 32

Height: 6'1"/185 CM

Weight: 242 LB/ 110 KG

Record: 11-6-0

Skill Breakdown: Striking and submissions

UFC Fight History: 41% (Takedowns), 34% (Submissions), 13% (Takedowns)

Before he was a Fighter: Bouncer/Bodyguard


Junior Dos Santos

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Nickname: Cigano

From: Santa Catarina, Brazil

Age: 27

Height: 6'4"/193 CM

Weight: 238 LB/ 108 KG

Record: 13-1-0

Skill Breakdown: Boxing, strength

UFC Fight History: 85% (Striking), 15% (Takedowns)

Before he was a Fighter: Bouncer/Bodyguard


Mirko Cro Cop

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From: Vinkovci, Croatia

Age: 37

Height: 6'2"/187 CM

Weight: 220 LB/ 100 KG

Record: 27-9-2, 1 NC

Skill Breakdown: Left straight, left kicks, knockout power, experience

UFC Fight History: 66% (Striking), 26% (Submissions), 7% (Takedowns)

Before he was a Fighter: Police Officer


Pat Barry

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Nickname: HD

From: New Orleans, Louisiana

Age: 32

Height: 5'11"/ 180 CM

Weight: 235 LB/ 106 KG

Record: 6-4-0

Skill Breakdown: Striking

UFC Fight History: 100% (Striking)

Before he was a Fighter: Pizza Delivery Guy


Roy Nelson

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Nickname: Big Country

From: Las Vegas, Nevada

Age: 35

Height: 6'0"/ 182 CM

Weight: 263 LB/ 119 KG

Record: 16-6-0

Skill Breakdown: Grappling, world-class experience

UFC Fight History: 63% (Striking), 20% (Takedowns), 18% (Submissions)

Before he was a Fighter: Substitute Teacher


Sean McCorkle

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Nickname: Big Sexy

From: Indianapolis, Indiana

Age: 29

Height: 6'7"/200 CM

Weight: 265 LB/ 120 KG

Record: 10-2-0

Skill Breakdown: Size, strength, very internet savvy

UFC Fight History: 73% (Submissions), 21% (Takedowns), 6% (Striking)

Before he was a Fighter: Retired after selling home business


Shane Carwin

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From: Greeley, Colorado

Age: 36

Height: 6'2"/187 CM

Weight: 265 LB/ 120 KG

Record: 12-2-0

Skill Breakdown: Heart and Determination

UFC Fight History: 77% (Striking), 23% (Takedowns)

Before he was a Fighter: Engineer


Stefan Struve

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Nickname: Skyscraper

From: Beverwijk, The Netherlands

Age: 23

Height: 6'11"/210 CM

Weight:238 LB/ 108 KG

Record: 26-5-0

Skill Breakdown: Kickboxing and submissions

UFC Fight History: 80% (Submissions), 14% (Striking), 6% (Takedowns)

Before he was a Fighter: Doorman


Travis Browne

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Nickname: Hapa

From: Honolulu, Hawaii

Age: 29

Height: 6'7"/200 CM

Weight: 255 LB/ 115 KG

Record: 12-0-1

Skill Breakdown: Striking, well rounded ground game

UFC Fight History: 39% (Takedowns), 38% (Striking), 23% (Submissions)

Before he was a Fighter: Owned a private security K-9 training business


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