UFC 4: Best Controls for PS4, PS5, and XBOX

Published: December 12, 2021 | Last Updated On: January 15, 2022

This will be a UFC 4: Best Controls guide for PS4, PS5, XBOX ONE, and XBOX Series X. These will include all the stand-up fighting, clinch, grapple and ground and pound controls for UFC 4 on various platforms. Check them out…

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UFC 4: Best Controls for PS4, PS5, and XBOX

Let’s get started with the Best UFC 4 Controls you can do for various movements, attack, and defenses for different consoles.

UFC 4 Stand-up Movement Controls↓

These are the best controls for stand-up movement, taunts, and switch stances:

UFC 4 Stand-up Fighting Controls PS4 / PS5 Controls Xbox One / Series X Controls
Fighter Movement L L
Head Movement R R
Taunts D-pad D-pad
Switch Stance R3 R3

UFC 4 Striking Attack and Defense Controls↓  

These are best striking attack and defense controls for UFC 4:

UFC 4 Striking (Attack and Defense) PS4 / PS5 Controls Xbox One / Series X Controls
Lead Jab Square X
Back Cross Triangle Y
Lead Hook L1 + Square LB + X
Back Hook L1 + Triangle LB + Y
Lead Uppercut Square + X X + A
Back Uppercut Triangle + O Y + B
Lead Leg Kick X A
Back Leg Kick Circle B
Lead Body Kick L2 + X LT + A
Back Body Kick L2 + O LT + B
Lead Head Kick L1 + X LB + A
Back Head Kick L1 + O LB + B
Body Strike Modifier L2 LT
Strike Modifier L1 / R1 / L1 + R1 LB / RB / LB + RB
Lead Overhand R1 + Square (hold) RB + X (hold)
Back Overhand R1 + Triangle (hold) RB + Y (hold)
High Block/Feint Strike R2 RT  
Low Block L2 + R2 LT + RT
Leg Catch L2 + R2 (timed) L2 + R2 (timed)
Minor Lunge L (flick) L (flick)
Major Lunge L1 + L LT + L
Pivot Lunge L1 + R LT + R
Signature Evade L1 + L (flick) LT + L (flick)

UFC 4 Best Advanced Striking Controls↓

You’ll learn how to perform all of the flashy moves you’ve seen in the octagon. These are the basic techniques to get you started, and after a few days of practice you’ll be fighting like a pro.

UFC 4 Advanced Strike PS4 / PS5 Controls Xbox One / Series X Controls
Lead Question Mark Kick L1 + X (hold) LB + A (hold)
Back Question Mark Kick L1 + O (hold) LB + B (hold)
Lead Body Front Kick L2 + R1 + X (tap) LT + RB + A (tap)
Back Body Front Kick L2 + R1 + O (tap) LT + RB + B (tap)
Lead Spinning Heel Kick L1 + R1 + Square (hold) LB + RB + X (hold)
Back Spinning Heel Kick L1 + R1 + Triangle (hold) LB + RB + Y (hold)
Back Body Jump Spin Kick L2 + X (hold) LT + Square (hold)
Lead Body Switch Kick L2 + O (hold) LT + B (hold)
Lead Front Kick R1 + X (tap) RB + A (tap)
Back Front Kick R1 + O (tap) RB + B (tap)
Lead Leg Side Kick L2 + R1 + Square (tap) LT + RB + X (tap)
Back Leg Oblique Kick L2 + R1 + Triangle (tap) LT + RB + Y (tap)
Lead Body Spin Side Kick L2 + L1 + X (hold) LT + LB + A (hold)
Back Body Spin Side Kick L2 + L1 + O (hold) LT + LB + B (hold)
Lead Body Side Kick L2 + L1 + X (tap) LT + LB + A (tap)
Back Body Side Kick L2 + L1 + O (tap) LT + LB + B (tap)
Lead Head Side Kick R1 + Square + X (tap) RB + X + A (tap)
Back Head Side Kick R1 + Triangle + O (tap) RB + Y + B (tap)
Two-Touch Spinning Side Kick L2 + R1 + Square (hold) LT + RB + X (hold)
Lead Jumping Switch Kick R1 + O (hold) RB + B (hold)
Back Jumping Switch Kick R1 + X (hold) RB + A (hold)
Back Head Spin Side Kick L1 + R1 + X (hold) LB + RB + A (hold)
Lead Head Spin Side Kick L1 + R1 + O (hold) LB + RB + B (hold)
Lead Crane Kick R1 + O (hold) RB + B (hold)
Back Crane Kick R1 + X (hold) RB + A (hold)
Lead Body Crane Kick L2 + R1 + X (hold) LT + RB + A (hold)
Back Body Crane Kick L2 + R1 + O (hold) LT + RB + B (hold)
Lead Hook L1 + R1 + X (tap)  LB + RB + A (tap)
Back Hook L1 + R1 + O (tap) LB + RB + B (tap)
Lead Elbow R2 + Square (tap) RT + X (tap)
Back Elbow R2 + Triangle (tap) RT + Y (tap)
Lead Spinning Elbow R2 + Square (hold) RT + X (hold)
Back Spinning Elbow R2 + Triangle (hold) RT + Y (hold)
Lead Superman Jab L1 + Square + X (tap) LB + X + A (tap)
Back Superman Punch L1 + Triangle + O (tap) LB + Y + B (tap)
Lead Tornado Kick R1 + Square + X (hold) RB + X + A (hold)
Back Cartwheel Kick R1 + Triangle + O (hold) RB + Y + B (hold)
Lead Axe Kick L1 + R1 + X (tap)  LB + RB + A (tap)
Back Axe Kick L1 + R1 + O (tap) LB + RB + B (tap)
Lead Spinning Backfist L1 + R1 + Square (tap) LB + RB + X (tap)
Back Spinning Backfist L1 + R1 + Triangle (tap) LB + RB + Y (tap)
Ducking Roundhouse R1 + Triangle + O (tap) RB + Y + B (tap)
Lead Jumping Roundhouse L1 + Square + X (hold) LB + X + A (hold)
Back Jumping Roundhouse L1 + Triangle + O (hold) LB + Y + B (hold)
Body Handplant Roundhouse L2 + R1 + Triangle (hold)  LT + RB + Y (hold)
Lead Knee R2 + X (tap) RT + A (tap)
Back Knee R2 + O (tap) RT + B (tap)
Lead Flying Switch Knee R2 + X (hold) RT + A (hold)
Lead Flying Knee R2 + O (hold) RT + B (hold)

UFC 4 BEST Grappling Takedown Controls

Here’s how to get the upper hand against grapplers who want to get up close and personal. Whether you’re trying to counter a grapple from the ground or defend a grapple from the air, this is the grappling control guide for you.

UFC 4 Grappling Takedowns PS4 / PS5 Controls Xbox One / Series X Controls
Single Leg L2 + Square LT + X
Double Leg L2 + Triangle LT + Y
Power Single Leg Takedown L2 + L1 + Square LT + LB + X
Power Double Leg Takedown L2 + L1 + Triangle LT + LB + Y
Driving Takedowns L (left, up, right) L (left, up, right)
Defend Driving Takedowns L (match opponent) L (match opponent)
Single Collar Clinch R1 + Square RB + X
Defend Takedown L2 + R2 LT + RT
Defend Clinch R (flick any direction) R (flick any direction)

UFC 4 BEST Ground Grappling Controls

MMA fighting relies on grappling techniques to dominate your opponent on the ground. You need to know the ground game to compete at the highest level.

UFC 4 Ground Grappling PS4 / PS5 Controls Xbox One / Series X Controls
Advanced Transition/GNP Modifier L1 + R (any direction) LB + R (any direction)
Grapple Stick R R
Get Up L (flick upwards) L (flick upwards)
Submission L (flick left) L (flick left)
Ground and Pound L (flick right) L (flick right)
Grapple Assist Alternate L1 + R (up, left, right) LB + R (up, left, right)
Defend Transitions, Sweeps, and Get Ups R2 + R (up, left, or right) RT + R (up, left, or right)
Reversals R2 + R (any direction) RT + R (any direction)
Transition R R
Advanced Positions L1 + R LB + R
Submission Attempts L2 + R LT + R
Head Movement R (left and right) R (left and right)
Post Defense L1 + R (left and right) LB + R (left and right)

UFC 4 BEST Ground and Pound Controls

The ground and pound attack is used when your fighter is on the mat. It involves attacking with punches, kicks and elbows while on the ground. If you use this correctly, your opponent will go to the mat.

UFC 4 Ground and Pound Control PS4 / PS5 Controls Xbox One / Series X Controls
Head Movement R (left and right) R (left and right)
High Block R2 (tap) RT (tap) 
Low Block L2 +R2 (tap)  LT + RT (tap)
Body Modifier L2 (tap) LT (tap)
Defense Post L1 + R (left and right) L1 + R (left and right)
Lead Body Knee X (tap) A (tap)
Back Body Knee O (tap) B (tap)
Lead Elbow L1 + R1 + Square (tap) LB + RB + X (tap)
Back Elbow L1 + R1 + Triangle (tap) LB + RB + Y (tap)
Lead Straight Square (tap) X (tap)
Back Straight Triangle (tap) Y (tap)
Lead Hook L1 + Square (tap) LB + X (tap)
Back Hook L1 + Triangle (tap) LB + Y (tap)

UFC 4 BEST Clinching Controls↓

The clinch has become an essential part of Ultimate Fighting Championship 4, so you’ll need to learn the controls to help you succeed.

UFC 4 Clinch Controls PS4 / PS5 Controls Xbox One / Series X Controls
Takedown/Submission Modifier L2 LT
Advanced Transition Modifier L1 LB
Rotate, Push and Pull Opponent / Transitions on Cage L L
Grapple Stick R R
Lead Punch Square X
Back Punch Triangle Y
Lead Leg Knee X A
Back Leg Knee O B
Lead Body Knee L2 + X (tap) LT + A (tap)
Back Body Knee L2 + O (tap) LT + B (tap)
Lead Head Knee L1 + X (tap) LB + A (tap)
Back Head Knee L1 + O (tap) LB + B (tap)
Strike Modifier R1 RB
High Block R2 RT
Low Block L2 + R2 LT + RT
Single/Double Leg Modifier L (flick) L (Flick)
Advance Position R1 + Square R1 + Triangle RB + X RB + Y
Trip/Throw R1 + X / R1 + Circle RB + A / RB + B
Submissions L2 + R1 + Square/Triangle   LT + RB + X/Y
Defend Takedowns/Trips/Throws L2 + R2 LT + RT
Defend Submission R2 RT
Single/Double Leg Defense Modifier L (flick) L (flick)
Defend Flying Submissions R2 RT
Flying Submissions L2 + R1 + Square/Triangle (tap) LT + RB + X/Y (tap)
Clinch Escape L (flick left) L (flick left)
Lead Hook L1 + Square (tap) LB + X (tap)
Back Hook L1 + Triangle (tap) LB + Y (tap)
Lead Uppercut Square + X (tap) X + A (tap)
Back Uppercut Triangle + O (tap) Y + B (tap)
Lead Elbow L1 + R1 + Square (tap) LB + RB + X (tap)
Back Elbow L1 + R1 + Triangle (tap) LB + RB + Y (tap)

UFC 4 BEST Submissions Controls↓

If you’ve been a fan of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for any length of time, you’ll remember the game as being a little slow-paced and easy to pick up.

But if you’re looking for the next step, then it might be time to try some new controls. Here’s a list of the controls you’ll need to know to make a submission in UFC 4.

UFC 4 Submission Controls PS4 / PS5 Controls Xbox One / Series X Controls
Securing the Submission Move between L2+R2 Move between LT+RT 
Armbar (full guard) L2+L (flick down) LT+L (flick down)
Kimura (half guard) L2+L (flick left) LT+L (flick left)
Armbar (top mount) L (flick left) L (flick left)
Kimura (side control) L (flick left) L (flick left)
Securing the Submission Move between L2+R2 Move between LT+RT
Armbar (full guard) L2+L (flick down) LT+L (flick down)
Guillotine (full guard) L2+L (flick upwards) LT+L (flick upwards)
Arm Triangle (half guard) L (flick left) L (flick left)
Rear-Naked Choke (back mount) L2+L (flick down) LT+L (flick down)
North-South Choke (north-south) L (flick left) L (flick left)
Striking (when prompted) Triangle, O, X, or Square Y, B, A, or X
Slam (while submitting, when prompted) Triangle, O, X, or Square Y, B, A, or X
Flying Triangle (from over-under clinch) L2+R1+Triangle LT+RB+Y
Back Rear-Naked Choke (from clinch) L2+R1+Square / Triangle LT+RB+X / Y
Standing Guillotine (from single-under clinch) L2+R1+Square, Square/Triangle LT+RB+X, X/Y
Flying Omoplata (from over-under clinch) L2+R1+Square LT+RB+X
Flying Armbar (from collar tie clinch) L2+R1+Square/Triangle LT+RB+X/Y
Von Flue Choke (when prompted during opponent’s attempt to Guillotine Choke from Full Guard) Triangle, O, X, or Square Y, B, A, or X

If you’re looking to improve your fighting skills, These UFC 4 controls feature a large amount of moves to pull in attack and defense: Master them all to conquer the mixed martial arts game. Controls layout provided by EA Sports Official.

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