ufc_undisputed_2010UFC Undisputed 2010, the sequel to the 2009 version of the popular mixed martial arts video game from THQ, is expected to be unveiled at the Spike TV Video Game Awards (VGA) next Saturday, Dec. 12, beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Spike TV GTTV host Geoff Keighley announced the news via his official Twitter account.

UFC President Dana White first announced ‘UFC Undisputed 2010’ back in May, and it’s not unreasonable to think that THQ has upped the ante in this new version in response to the pending debut of Electronic Arts “EA Sports MMA.”

Competition breeds excellence and with two major publishers vying for a very specific market, the fans choice for their digitized butt-kicking could depend on just the slightest of variables.

Will average gamers gravitate towards the THQ sequel because of the UFC roster — even if EA produces a superior product with lesser known fighters?

While it’s too early to tell which publishing house will deliver the more realistic (and ultimately more enjoyable) game, it will be interesting to see how many gamers EA can snag without the UFC brand (though they do have the license to Randy Couture’s likeness).

‘UFC Undisputed 2009′ was the first video game for the promotion since Ultimate Fighting Championship: “Sudden Impact” back in 2004 — five very long years. Fortunately for fans it won’t take nearly as long for the sequel.

For those of you who purchased the 2009 debut effort and have been playing consistently, now is the time to sound off: What changes or improvements would you like to see for 2010?