505 Games and developer Kung Fu Factory have today announced that real-life female MMA fighters Felice “Lil Dog” Herrig and Michele “Diablita” Gutierrez will be joining Supremacy MMA's roster of brawlers, marking the first time the ladies have appeared in an MMA video game.
“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.”
Both fighters will lend their respective likenesses to the game, as well as their own set of moves and unique skills. Herrig is an XFO, UEC and Bellator veteran whereas Gutierrez is Wand Fight Team’s sole female brawler. “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.”
Check out the first screens of Supremacy MMA's female fighters and watch the trailer including interviews with Gutierrez and Herrig. Supremacy MMA is out in June 2011.