505 Games and Kung Fu Factory have revealed today that real-life female MMA fighters Felice "Lil Dog" Herrig and Michele "Diablita" Gutierrez will appear in the upcoming MMA title, Supremacy MMA.
The introduction of female characters is a first for MMA games, something which everyone involved is very proud of.
"Female fighters are not represented in MMA games and face a giant glass ceiling in the fighting world," said Ricci Rukavina, CEO and Creative Director, Kung Fu Factory. "We're proud to be a part of raising their profile and giving these tough-as-nails fighters their due in the virtual cage."
"Being one of the first women to represent MMA in a videogame is a dream come true for me," said Herrig. "This is our chance to finally show gamers that female fighters can hold their own."
"Joining the roster of fighters for Supremacy MMA is definitely awesome," said Gutierrez. "The game takes a totally different approach to MMA so I think it's perfect that this is the game that features women for the first time."
"Bringing playable female fighters to fans in Supremacy MMA represents the strong stance we're taking in bringing a totally unique game to market," said Peter Matiss, VP of marketing, 505 Games. "Michele and Felice fight with the same ferocity and heart as any other fighter, regardless of gender, and we are proud to represent these strong, determined women in our game."