Ever since EA took over the UFC license from THQ, fans of the sport have been wondering if EA would be able to turn around its MMA offering. We’re getting closer to the spring 2014 release of EA Sports UFC, and the publisher is giving us a look at how its bringing the fighters into the game.

In this video, you’ll hear from EA Sports UFC creative director Brian Hayes about how his team is capturing the personality of UFC’s roster. Facial capture, warmups, and stances are all being integrated into the final product. You can read up on EA Sports UFC in a recent interview with Hayes.