The game's artificial intelligence accommodates for changes in player strategies mid-game to make the gaming experience more realistic than in previous UFC games. The game also simulates "full body deformation" to connect players with their player-character. New features were introduced. The new Knockout Physics System allows players to knock out opponents dynamically based on finishing hits' momentum and strength. The Ultimate Team mode allows players to create no more than five different fighters. Players earn coins after each fight, and these coins can be used for customizing and upgrading the five fighters. The career mode received changes. The most significant of which is the addition of female fighters. Grapple Assist, which is a visual tool that serves as a guide for players, was added to the game. There is also a KO mode that focuses on strikes instead of grapples or submissions.Submission, grappling, parrying, blocking were improved from the first game. Other features include Custom Event Creator, Title Chase, a multiplayer championship mode, and a practice mode for new players.