Mixed martial arts fighting videogame EA Sports UFC 4 added Kazakhstan’s Shavkat Rakhmonov to its roster today, QazMonitor reports.
The news delighted fans who can now play as Rakhmonov as well as Georgia’s Merab Dvalishvili and Poland’s Mateusz Gamrot.
The comments under the Youtube reviews of the game were overwhelmingly positive.
"Definitely the best fighter they added. He got all the kicks you would want and the grappling as well!"
"I’m legit using him right now, he’s honestly probably going to be my new main at WW because he just feels amazing, he’s too good everywhere"
"Shavkat is such a talented fighter man his fights are always interesting."
Those who played as the new character had this to say:
"A man with absolutely beautiful moves and submissions to go along with. He is an all-rounder and he is probably one of the best welterweights in the game now"
"Ok Shavkat Rakhmonov Just Got Added to UFC 4 and He is a BEAST!"
The 28-year-old, who competes in the welterweight division, remains undefeated with 16 wins and 0 draws. He is currently ranked 10th in the UFC Welterweight Rankings.
Rakhmonov is set to fight against American Jeff Neal held on the night of January 15, 2023, at UFC Fight Night 217 in Las Vegas.
He last competed in the Octagon against American fighter Neil Magny at UFC Vegas 57 in June of this year. In this fight, Shavkat won by choking hold in the second round.