Gaming Nexus writes: "I'll admit I've never played a UFC game and I'm not a big fan of fighting games in general, so as an introduction to the series this game does well. The few times I've played fighting games in the past I've only stood a chance because of the secret strategy I've honed over the years, a strategy I'm going to pass on to you today. I call it: the art of button mashing, and unfortunately this strategy really doesn't work with this UFC 2009. Every time I tried to implement this fighting style my fighter was brutally defeated. That aside, if you're familiar with the moves and techniques or are willing to take the time to learn them this shouldn't be a problem."