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Official UFC 2 create-a-fighter contest is equal parts impressive and terrifying

EA has revealed the ten finalists in its search for UFC 2 (opens in new tab)'s best user-created character – and some of the fugly-yet-admirable results make former champ Brock Lesnar look like a Milanese catwalk model by comparison.

Included on the shortlist – which can be viewed in full on the game's official Facebook page (opens in new tab) – are the terrifying red-permed, clown-faced monstrosity pictured above, a slimline brawler who looks like a cross between Spider-Man and WWE's Finn Balor (opens in new tab), and a tough guy from the Far East with tattoos and… vampire teeth.

Eerily, only two of the creations have names – Red Devil, who looks exactly as you'd imagine given that moniker, and the skeletal El Diablo. Another is of similar appearance to the lead villain from The Phantom Menace, but his ring-name isn't provided. (We'll make do with Garth Brawl.)

Fans have until 18 April to vote for their favourite by hitting Like or Share on Facebook. At that stage the field will be halved from ten to five, with another week's voting then used to decide the outright winner.

First place wins a glove signed by Ronda Rousey, the choice of an Xbox One or PS4 console, six EA Sports games and 10 Premium Packs for use in UFC 2's Ultimate Team mode.

All nine runners-up also score 10 Premium Packs. Further details can be found on EA's official site (opens in new tab).

UFC 2 (opens in new tab) is out now on PS4 and Xbox One. In the meantime, head here (opens in new tab) to see exactly how wrong the character creation can go in the wrong hands.

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