That demo we mentioned for EA Sports UFC arrives today, and to prepare players for the octagon, EA has compiled a handy collection of tips on how to best pummel your half-naked opponent into bloody submission.

More than a minor primer, EA's guide is a surprisingly comprehensive introduction to the intricate fight mechanics built for the game. Not only does the publisher offer a series of short vignettes designed to instruct players on striking and grappling, but it also covers the basics of defense and proper positioning. After you've got the basics down, you can then move on to EA's guide on how best to make your opponent tap out. EA Sports UFC offers a massive number of submission options, though, as always, you can't go wrong by just snapping a dude's arm in half.

Having absorbed all of this information, you are now ready to throw down against a real, virtual opponent. Though EA Sports UFC won't hit shelves until June 17, both Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network now feature a gratis demo.
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