UFC 2009: Undisputed has been a long time coming in more ways than one. For the vanguard of modern mixed martial arts it's the first game since UFC: Sudden Impact, released back in 2004 when the sport was filling flight hangars rather than indoor arenas. For developer Yuke's it's a chance to be seen as a fight game maker at last, not a ringmaster of the WWE. For publisher THQ it's a major release at a time when rumours of financial hardship – and worse – abound. And for a genre struggling to reassert itself, despite Street Fighter IV, it's something to champion: the fastest growing sport in the world, with an exploding TV audience largely composed of gamers.