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Character list for UFC 2009 revealed

The character list is out for the UFC 2009 video game and it’s got some surprise inclusions and omissions:

Heavyweights
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Brock Lesnar, Frank Mir, Brandon Vera (LHW), Gabriel Gonzaga, Cain Velasquez, Cheick Kongo, Eddie Sanchez, Heath Herring, Andrei Arlovski, Mirko Crocop, Fabricio Werdum, Tim Sylvia, Mark Coleman, Antoni Hardonk, Justin McCully

Light Heavyweights
Chuck Lidell, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Forrest Griffin, Tito Ortiz, Keith Jardine, Wanderlei Silva, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans, Stephan Bonnar, James Irvin, Wilson Gouveia (MW), Houston Alexander, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Thiago Silva , Tim Boetsch, Ryan Bader (DLC)

Middleweights
Anderson Silva (LH), Rich Franklin (LH), Dan Henderson (LH), Michael Bisping (LH), Kendall Grove, Chris Leben, Jason MacDonald, Nate Marquardt, Drew McFedries, Ricardo Almeida, Evan Tanner, Yushin Okami, Demian Maia, Martin Kampmann (WW), Amir Sadollah (WW), Thales Leites

Welterweights
Georges St-Pierre, Matt Hughes, Matt Serra (LW), Jon Fitch, Karo Parisyan, Josh Koscheck, Diego Sanchez, Mike Swick (MW), Marcus Davis, Thiago Alves, Chris Lytle, Ben Saunders, Josh Burkman, Kyle Bradley, Matt Arroyo, Anthony Johnson

Lightweights
BJ Penn (WW), Sean Sherk (WW), Kenny Florian, Roger Huerta, Joe Stevenson, Mac Danzig, Nathan Diaz, Spencer Fisher, Tyson Griffin, Gray Maynard, Thiago Tavares, Joe Lauzon, Rich Clementi, Mark Bocek, Hermes Franca, Frank Edgar, Efrain Escudero (DLC)

Notice Mirko Crocop, Tito Ortiz, and Evan Tanner in there (squee!). Surprising omissions include Randy Couture, Clay Guida, Matt Hamill, Dustin Hazelett, Ed Herman, Junie Browning, and Akihiro Gono. How Matt Arroyo, Justin McCully, and Kyle Bradley managed to make the cut is anyone’s guess. I wonder if THQ managed to capture McCully’s mullet and fat ass properly?

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