Ultimate Fights Mode is the evolution of UFC 2009’s Classic Fights Mode and allows players to relive some of the more memorable fights in UFC history. Players are given the opportunity to play the mode as a single player experience in an attempt to unlock content associated with each fight. Players can also play the mode as a two-player experience, squaring off against friends with special presentation and commentary elements.
Each fight opens with an introduction from one of the UFC Octagon Girls, Arianny Celeste or Chandella Powell, who break down the significance of each fight. Following the introduction, a pre-fight montage is played with comments from each fighter and a brief history on how the fight came to fruition. Once the prefight montage is over, the basic match flow occurs and gameplay begins.
The main difference between Classic Fights from last year and the Ultimate Fights for UFC Undisputed 2010 is the introduction of Fight Categories and Multiple Challenges for each fight. Assigning each fight to a category helps structure the mode and allows players to easily identify each type of fight, while the introduction of Multiple Challenges for each fight adds replayability to the mode.
Another new component is the ability to“play as the spoiler” (or the fighter who lost in real life) and provide additional challenges and unlocks associated with the losing fighter, where players look to“rewrite history.”
Upon completing all the challenges, the player unlocks the ultimate reward– a montage that recaps the actual Ultimate Fight itself.
UFC Undisputed 2010 will offer players 20 exclusive Ultimate Fights for the PlayStation 3, while Xbox 360 owners will have access to 15 Ultimate Fights. The Sony-exclusive Ultimate Fights list is as follows:
Ultimate 2009 Category
UFN 18– Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann
Ultimate Knockouts Category
UFC 102– Nate Marquardt vs. Demian Maia
Ultimate Classics Category
UFC 60– Matt Hughes vs. Royce Gracie
UFC 66– Keith Jardine vs. Forrest Griffin
Ultimate Submissions Category
UFC 68– Martin Kampmann vs. Drew McFredries