EA Sports UFC 5: Release Date Rumors, Roster Predictions, & Latest News

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There's still more left to do in UFC 4, but the anticipation for UFC 5 continues as we near a potentially leaked release date.

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Here's everything we know so far about UFC 5 and what's next for the UFC video game series.


LATEST: UFC 4 Roster Update brings four new fighters into the mix

While fans await more information on UFC 5, there's still plenty of action in UFC 4, as the latest roster update has introduced four exciting new fighters to the roster, fighters we could also see again come UFC 5.

These fighters include the charismatic Paddy "The Baddy' Pimblett, Molly McCann, Tim Aspinall, and Paul Craig.

While we don't have all of their official ratings just yet, check out the UFC 4 ratings for Paddy Pimblett below:

  • Overall: 3.5 Stars
  • Grappling: 4.0 Stars
  • Striking: 3.5 Stars
  • Health: 4 Stars

UFC 5 Release Date

We still have no official confirmation for a UFC 5 release date. But with the typical launch schedule and some reported leaks as well, our prediction would be late 2022 to early 2023.

KNOCKOUT - UFC 5 promises to be a smash hit with the fans

Judging from EA Sports UFC past releases, UFC games release every two years. If this schedule continues, that would mean a release by the end of 2022 should be the expectation.

Check out the previous UFC release dates below:

  • EA Sports UFC: Released 17 June 2014
  • EA Sports UFC 2: Released 15 March 2016
  • EA Sports UFC 3: Released 2 February 2018
  • EA Sports UFC 4: Released 14 August 2020

Despite this, however, a reported leak suggests a Summer 2023 release date window.

We'll update here with all the latest information on the UFC 5 release date as it's revealed.

UFC 5 Roster Predictions: Who will be the highest-rated fighters?

The UFC roster is stacked with superstars across its many weight divisions, which makes fighter ratings a very debatable topic with each new game.

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GOAT Talk: UFC 5 roster ratings will bring up plenty of disputes

In UFC 5, fighter ratings will still be a contentious topic, but here's a list of who we expect will secure the highest ratings:

  • Kamaru Usman
  • Israel Adesanya
  • Alexander Volkanovski
  • Jon Jones
  • Francis Ngannou
  • Valentina Schevchenko
  • Rose Namanjunas
  • Amanda Nunes
  • Charles Oliveira
  • Deiveson Figueiredo
  • Brandon Moreno
  • Petr Yan
  • Max Holloway
  • Dustin Poirier
  • Glover Teixeira
  • Julianna Pena

These fighters are a mix of UFC champions and higher-ranking fighters on the Pound for Pound list. If UFC 5 continues the star rating system of UFC 4, these fighters are solid contenders for 5-star ratings.

When will UFC 5 be available to Pre Order?

UFC 5 is not yet available to pre order but things could change as soon as the UFC 5 Cover Athlete is announced.


Generally, the reveals of the game itself and the cover athlete coincide with the title going live for pre order on various platforms.

So, for UFC 5, a cover reveal and pre orders will likely go live in May or June of 2022.

UFC 4 was priced at £59.99 / $59.99, so we can expect a similar number for UFC 5.

What to expect from UFC 5

EA Sports are still focusing its efforts on, UFC 4 - by regularly updating the game with patches, following the official launch back in August.

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LEGENDS - Play with world renowned Adesanya in UFC 5

EA previously stated that UFC 4 and NHL 21 will run as they do on the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro and will not receive next-gen upgrades.

So, whenever UFC 5 does arrive, it should be a fully realized next-gen version of the popular MMA.

Don't worry previous-gen players, we also expect EA to release UFC 5 on the PS4 and Xbox One too!

UFC 5 Trailers

Unfortunately, there are no official trailers for UFC 5 as of yet.

We will update this page with any trailer or leak as soon as it drops.

For now, you can check out the official UFC 4 gameplay trailer below, which will give you a taste of what's to come in EA's next MMA game.


Potential Release Date leaked

Today, we discovered a tweet that could have revealed the release date window for UFC 5. Although it's not confirmed, it's definitely something to watch.

In the tweet, the leaker reveals that Summer of 2023 is what they expect to be the release date for UFC 5.

It would also look as if there was a Fight Night reboot that was put on pause or completely canceled for UFC 5.

As we noted, the truth of that rumor hasn't been confirmed, but if the release date is true we'll keep you up to speed.