THQ announced that reigning UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been named the cover athlete for UFC Undisputed 3, the next game in series. Fans will know that "The Spider" recently defeated top contender Yushin Okami at UFC Rio in August to retain his middleweight championship. He currently holds both the longest winning streak and longest title defense streak in UFC history.
His cover "win" came from fans, as THQ let fans vote online for one of five current UFC champions for the cover: Silva, UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones or UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. THQ says that morre than 110,000 votes were sent in.