While MMA might be the better game compared to UFC Undisputed 2010, it would be folly to ignore the void left by the lack of the UFC license. The Strikeforce league might be increasing in popularity, much like the sport in general, but it barely commands the weight of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Its branding is sorely missed, alongside Joe Rogan's and Mike Goldberg's industry-leading commentaries.
Still, it's also impossible to deny that EA has crafted a wise, deft implementation of the sport. It might not have the weight of the UFC license, but it's certainly got a fighter's spirit.