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.
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 shakes up ratings and adds two new fighters
In great news for those still playing through UFC 4, more fighters have had their ratings adjusted in a new roster update. This update also introduces two new fighters to the roster, Belal Muhammad, and Kai Kara-France.
Take a look at the stats of the new UFC 4 fighters below:
- Belal Muhammad (Welterweight) - 4 Stars OVR
- Grappling - 4.5 Stars
- Striking - 4 Stars
- Heath - 4.5 Stars
- Kai Kara-France (Flyweight) - 4 Stars OVR
- Grappling - 3.5 Stars
- Striking - 4.5 Stars
- Health - 4.5 Stars
We'll see how these ratings evolve when more information for the UFC 5 roster is finally revealed, but based on their recent success, we expect both of these contenders to make the cut for the next game in the series.
UFC 5 Release Date
We do not yet have official confirmation of when EA Sports will release UFC 5, but we can have a pretty accurate guess.
According to some news sources and media reports, UFC 5 is already under development and it may come out at the end of this year - possibly in November or December 2021.
Judging from EA Sports UFC past releases, it is also possible that UFC 5 will be available in 2022, as to date UFC games have been released every two years.
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
As soon as any official news on the UFC 5 release date comes out, we will update this page with all the information.
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.
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.
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.