Now that you’ve got a solid idea of how the career works, and how to get the most out of all the features, we’ve got a few more tips to make sure your career is hall of fame worthy.
Don’t move up to the UFC right away
If you’re performing really well in the WFA, the UFC will come calling rather quickly. Unfortunately, your fighter will still have an overall rating in the high 60s/low 70s. Even the worst actual UFC fighters have ratings that start in the low 80s. Your career in UFC Undisputed 3 will last for 48 fights. At four fights a year, that’s more than a decade of work in a sport that has an extremely high turnover rate. It might sound crazy to not accept the offer to move up to the UFC, and the boost in cred that comes with it, right away, but why not continue to level up your fighter’s moves, and build up his stats and attributes to a more competitive level? 48 fights might not seem like a long time, but it’ll seem like you have even less time to make your mark when the UFC sends you back down to the WFA because you keep losing.
Always do manual training.
We already mentioned the importance of doing manual training earlier, but it bears repeating. Your fighter will not level up anywhere near as quickly by doing “auto” training all the time. Not only does the manual training give you better results, but it also refines your skills with the game’s mechanics. The new mini-games are just for training your fighter, they’re for training you. Repeatedly going through the same motions over and over again will make every control in the game feel like second nature, and eventually you and your fighter will be performing at optimal levels of punishiment.
Don’t forget to study your opponent.
Before you schedule your next fight, don’t forget to look at summary of his past fights and how he won them. It’s the best way to find out what type of fight your in for, and whether or not you need to gameplan to boost certain key stats quickly. The summary pages also show what your strengths are, and what your opponent’s strengths are. If you see that he’s got knockout power, work on staying out of his range. If he’s got great ground and pound, it’s time to work on your takedown defense. Undisputed 3 gives you all the tools you need to become the best fighter possible. You just have to make use of all of them.
Changing weight divisions is a great way to reinvigorate a career.
If you’re finding a lot of success, or find your being met with a string of losses, you will get the option to change weight classes. Moving up in a weight class will add some challenge back into your career, and also enable you to become one of the few UFC fighters to ever win a belt at multiple weight classes. There’s no shame in moving down a weight class either. If you find yourself overmatched by the competition, maybe it’s time to think about dropping down to a lower weight class. Actual fighters drop down in a class way more often than they move up in one, and it’s all about finding a good balance of difficulty for your career.