UFC Undisputed 3
|UFC Undisputed 3|
Cover art, featuring current UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva.
|Genre(s)||Fighting (mixed martial arts)|
Online multiplayer (Broadband connection required)
|Media/distribution||Blu-ray Disc, DVD|
UFC Undisputed 3 is a mixed martial arts video game featuring Ultimate Fighting Championship properties and fighters developed by Yuke's and published by THQ. It was released February 14, 2012 in North America and February 17, 2012 in Europe for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is the third and last game to be released under THQ's 2007 agreement with the UFC. UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva won the fan vote to appear on the cover for the game. The demo was released on January 24, 2012. On June 5, 2012, it was announced that THQ had sold the UFC license to Electronic Arts and closed the studio that worked on the franchise. A sequel was announced UFC Undisputed 4 at Xbox One announcement.
Gameplay changes 
- New THQ servers for online play and downloadable content. With Season Pass you can download fighters.
- Pride Mode, with Pride rules, ring, and fighters. Commentary provided by Bas Rutten and Stephen Quadros. Lenne Hardt announces the fighters in Pride.
- A brand new submission system.
- Mo-capping used for fighters giving more realistic movement and striking.
- New Stats: Footwork, Ground Grapple Top and Bottom for offense and defense.
- Fighter entrances.
- Two game play control options: traditional and simplified. (Pro and Amateur controls)
- Leg Kick TKO's, including leg breaks from checked kicks.
- New submission moves including the standing rear naked choke, standing guillotine, and the flying scissor heel hook.
- New KO animations.
- Damage recovery between rounds.
- Cuts affect stamina and energy recovery rate.
- Redesigned striking game emphasizing jabs, quick strikes, and combinations.
- New Stamina system. Your stamina can only come back up so far until you are fully rested.
- New clinch controls. You can close the distance to keep from getting kneed to the head and punching your way out. (This also helps in other areas)
- New transition in the clinch to back control.
- Whip knees can be done to the body and can be blocked.
- Stat decay removed in Career Mode.
- Roster fighters from the UFC and Pride can now be taken through career mode.
- New ground positions with the cage.
- Using the cage to set up submissions and "wall walking" back to a standing position.
- New options, such as Stamina Simulation mode, Competition Spec mode (Removes all random elements such as flash KOs and doctor stoppages), and Stat Equalizer (Equalizes all stats to 90 for both fighters).
- Reach is now a big part in striking.
- Fighters are now able to sway on the ground to avoid strikes.
- A new feint system.
- Take down-intercepting knees have been added.
- "Finish the Fight" allows you to continue striking until the ref pulls you off.
- Sweeps are back including new ones.
- Elbow spamming has been fixed. Only certain fighters have elbows in clinch range.
- Pride Grand Prix have been included, with the ability to have fights in the same night with damage moving onto the next fight.
- Return of Madison Square Garden. This venue was available in UFC Undisputed 2009, but missing in UFC Undisputed 2010. Other venues available are MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The O2, Bell Centre, Palms Casino Resort, and the Red Rock Resort Spa and Casino. Pride matches are realised on Saitama Super Arena and WFA matches are realised at The Joint.
- Mario Yamasaki, Herb Dean, Yves Lavigne, Josh Rosenthal, Dan Miragliotta and Kevin Mulhall are the referees available in the game.
- Yuji Shimada is the Pride referee.
UFC Roster 
In addition to Alistair Overeem, THQ added the "Fight of the Night" DLC Pack to be available in March 2012 which includes fighters Joe Lauzon, Rory MacDonald, Charles Oliveira, Sam Stout and Anthony Johnson. THQ has also added the "International" DLC Pack to be available in April 2012 which features fighters Chan Sung Jung, John Hathaway, Pascal Krauss, Kyle Noke and Alessio Sakara. The Contenders pack is now available
as of march 2013 none of the dlc's are currently available for the playstation 3
PRIDE Roster 
The PRIDE Roster was revealed by ESPN.
- Mark Coleman
- Dan Severn
- Mirko Filipovic
- Don Frye
- Gary Goodridge
- Heath Herring
- Mark Hunt
- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
- Kevin Randleman
- Bob Sapp
- Gilbert Yvel
- Vitor Belfort
- Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
- Mauricio Rua
- Murilo Rua
- Anderson Silva
- Wanderlei Silva
- Dan Henderson
- Quinton Jackson
- Chuck Liddell
- Kazuhiro Nakamura
- Rameau Sokoudjou
- Royce Gracie
- Phil Baroni
- Murilo Bustamante
- Ryo Chonan
- Denis Kang
- Paulo Filho
- Akihiro Gono
- Carlos Newton
- "'THQ Loses UFC, Closes Studio'". escapistmagazine.com. June 5, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
- "UFC Undisputed 3 - Step Inside!". Community.UFCUndisputed.com. Retrieved 2011-06-05.
- "UFC Undisputed 3 Gameplay Q&A #2". YouTube.com. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "'UFC Undisputed 3' Roster: Heavyweights". ESPN.com. October 17, 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
- "'UFC Undisputed 3' Roster: Light Heavyweights". ESPN.com. October 12, 2011. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
- "'UFC Undisputed 3' Roster: Middleweights". ESPN.com. October 19, 2011. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
- "'UFC Undisputed 3' Roster: Welterweights". ESPN.com. October 25, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
- "'UFC Undisputed 3' Roster: Lightweights". ESPN.com. October 13, 2011. Retrieved October 13, 2011.
- "'UFC Undisputed 3' Roster: Featherweights". ESPN.com. October 18, 2011. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
- "'UFC Undisputed 3' Roster: Bantamweights". ESPN.com. October 20, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
- "'UFC Undisputed 3' Roster: Pride". ESPN.com. November 1, 2011. Retrieved November 1, 2011.