UFC Undisputed 3 enters the octagon in January 2012

Just like they said during their quarterly financial report, THQ has officially announced that UFC Undisputed 3 is in development. The third game in the MMA fighting series is due for release in January 2012 on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

UFC Undisputed 3 will add a huge number of new modes to the franchise’s already packed feature list. The biggest addition is definitely Pride Mode, which features the more brutal style of fighting found in the now defunct promotion. Pride fights include “soccer-style kicks, head stomps and ground knees to the head,” all of which are barred in typical MMA fights.

Besides Pride Mode, the entire game is being rebuilt with an emphasis on making the series more accessible. UFC 3 will include “devastating new moves, responsive striking controls, refined visual presentation and the introduction of a brand new submission system” as well as the option of using traditional or simplified control options. Two new weight classes, featherweight and bantamweight, and more than 150 playable fighters round out the new features.

“We are excited to launch UFC Undisputed 3 in January 2012 and expect it to be the best version yet,” UFC President Dana White said. “We’ve added two new weight classes and several new features to the game that will bring UFC fans closer to the Octagon than ever before.”

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