Good, but not great
With UFC so popular a high profile game release was inevitably due. Featuring many current fighters over 5 weight classes it is a good representation of the real life sport.
The game has a simple striking control system which is easy enough to pick up and play for most, and a deeper grappling control system that can be tricky. The career mode is decent but repetitive with an average length. There are other modes such as online, exhibition and classic fights.
Unfortunately the game is let down by a haphazard knockout system which means at almost any point the player can hold one button and knock out the opponent (or be KO'd). Sounds fun, but in practice makes for short games based on luck rather than skill, especially playing with friends or online. The grappling system attempts to be innovative using the thumb sticks, however feels uncertain and clumsy.
There is still entertainment to be had, however the games longevity is below rival titles such as Fight Night Round 4 or Smackdown titles.
Worth playing, but not for that long.