EA Sports plans to release a fighting game every year, alternating between its Fight Night and new MMA franchises.
"It gives us a rhythm of a fighting game every year," boss Peter Moore told Kotaku, so MMA will go next year and Fight Night Round 5 in 2011.
Moore said he had "nothing but the greatest respect for UFC and what THQ has done with that franchise", but said, "I think there's room for a contender."
In the meantime, Fight Night Round 4 is due out for PS3 and Xbox 360 on 26th June.
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