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

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 ControlsPS4 / PS5 ControlsXbox One / Series X Controls
Fighter MovementLL
Head MovementRR
TauntsD-padD-pad
Switch StanceR3R3

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 ControlsXbox One / Series X Controls
Lead JabSquareX
Back CrossTriangleY
Lead HookL1 + SquareLB + X
Back HookL1 + TriangleLB + Y
Lead UppercutSquare + XX + A
Back UppercutTriangle + OY + B
Lead Leg KickXA
Back Leg KickCircleB
Lead Body KickL2 + XLT + A
Back Body KickL2 + OLT + B
Lead Head KickL1 + XLB + A
Back Head KickL1 + OLB + B
Body Strike ModifierL2LT
Strike ModifierL1 / R1 / L1 + R1LB / RB / LB + RB
Lead OverhandR1 + Square (hold)RB + X (hold)
Back OverhandR1 + Triangle (hold)RB + Y (hold)
High Block/Feint StrikeR2RT  
Low BlockL2 + R2LT + RT
Leg CatchL2 + R2 (timed)L2 + R2 (timed)
Minor LungeL (flick)L (flick)
Major LungeL1 + LLT + L
Pivot LungeL1 + RLT + R
Signature EvadeL1 + 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 StrikePS4 / PS5 ControlsXbox One / Series X Controls
Lead Question Mark KickL1 + X (hold)LB + A (hold)
Back Question Mark KickL1 + O (hold)LB + B (hold)
Lead Body Front KickL2 + R1 + X (tap)LT + RB + A (tap)
Back Body Front KickL2 + R1 + O (tap)LT + RB + B (tap)
Lead Spinning Heel KickL1 + R1 + Square (hold)LB + RB + X (hold)
Back Spinning Heel KickL1 + R1 + Triangle (hold)LB + RB + Y (hold)
Back Body Jump Spin KickL2 + X (hold)LT + Square (hold)
Lead Body Switch KickL2 + O (hold)LT + B (hold)
Lead Front KickR1 + X (tap)RB + A (tap)
Back Front KickR1 + O (tap)RB + B (tap)
Lead Leg Side KickL2 + R1 + Square (tap)LT + RB + X (tap)
Back Leg Oblique KickL2 + R1 + Triangle (tap)LT + RB + Y (tap)
Lead Body Spin Side KickL2 + L1 + X (hold)LT + LB + A (hold)
Back Body Spin Side KickL2 + L1 + O (hold)LT + LB + B (hold)
Lead Body Side KickL2 + L1 + X (tap)LT + LB + A (tap)
Back Body Side KickL2 + L1 + O (tap)LT + LB + B (tap)
Lead Head Side KickR1 + Square + X (tap)RB + X + A (tap)
Back Head Side KickR1 + Triangle + O (tap)RB + Y + B (tap)
Two-Touch Spinning Side KickL2 + R1 + Square (hold)LT + RB + X (hold)
Lead Jumping Switch KickR1 + O (hold)RB + B (hold)
Back Jumping Switch KickR1 + X (hold)RB + A (hold)
Back Head Spin Side KickL1 + R1 + X (hold)LB + RB + A (hold)
Lead Head Spin Side KickL1 + R1 + O (hold)LB + RB + B (hold)
Lead Crane KickR1 + O (hold)RB + B (hold)
Back Crane KickR1 + X (hold)RB + A (hold)
Lead Body Crane KickL2 + R1 + X (hold)LT + RB + A (hold)
Back Body Crane KickL2 + R1 + O (hold)LT + RB + B (hold)
Lead HookL1 + R1 + X (tap) LB + RB + A (tap)
Back HookL1 + R1 + O (tap)LB + RB + B (tap)
Lead ElbowR2 + Square (tap)RT + X (tap)
Back ElbowR2 + Triangle (tap)RT + Y (tap)
Lead Spinning ElbowR2 + Square (hold)RT + X (hold)
Back Spinning ElbowR2 + Triangle (hold)RT + Y (hold)
Lead Superman JabL1 + Square + X (tap)LB + X + A (tap)
Back Superman PunchL1 + Triangle + O (tap)LB + Y + B (tap)
Lead Tornado KickR1 + Square + X (hold)RB + X + A (hold)
Back Cartwheel KickR1 + Triangle + O (hold)RB + Y + B (hold)
Lead Axe KickL1 + R1 + X (tap) LB + RB + A (tap)
Back Axe KickL1 + R1 + O (tap)LB + RB + B (tap)
Lead Spinning BackfistL1 + R1 + Square (tap)LB + RB + X (tap)
Back Spinning BackfistL1 + R1 + Triangle (tap)LB + RB + Y (tap)
Ducking RoundhouseR1 + Triangle + O (tap)RB + Y + B (tap)
Lead Jumping RoundhouseL1 + Square + X (hold)LB + X + A (hold)
Back Jumping RoundhouseL1 + Triangle + O (hold)LB + Y + B (hold)
Body Handplant RoundhouseL2 + R1 + Triangle (hold) LT + RB + Y (hold)
Lead KneeR2 + X (tap)RT + A (tap)
Back KneeR2 + O (tap)RT + B (tap)
Lead Flying Switch KneeR2 + X (hold)RT + A (hold)
Lead Flying KneeR2 + 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 TakedownsPS4 / PS5 ControlsXbox One / Series X Controls
Single LegL2 + SquareLT + X
Double LegL2 + TriangleLT + Y
Power Single Leg TakedownL2 + L1 + SquareLT + LB + X
Power Double Leg TakedownL2 + L1 + TriangleLT + LB + Y
Driving TakedownsL (left, up, right)L (left, up, right)
Defend Driving TakedownsL (match opponent)L (match opponent)
Single Collar ClinchR1 + SquareRB + X
Defend TakedownL2 + R2LT + RT
Defend ClinchR (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 GrapplingPS4 / PS5 ControlsXbox One / Series X Controls
Advanced Transition/GNP ModifierL1 + R (any direction)LB + R (any direction)
Grapple StickRR
Get UpL (flick upwards)L (flick upwards)
SubmissionL (flick left)L (flick left)
Ground and PoundL (flick right)L (flick right)
Grapple Assist AlternateL1 + R (up, left, right)LB + R (up, left, right)
Defend Transitions, Sweeps, and Get UpsR2 + R (up, left, or right)RT + R (up, left, or right)
ReversalsR2 + R (any direction)RT + R (any direction)
TransitionRR
Advanced PositionsL1 + RLB + R
Submission AttemptsL2 + RLT + R
Head MovementR (left and right)R (left and right)
Post DefenseL1 + 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 ControlPS4 / PS5 ControlsXbox One / Series X Controls
Head MovementR (left and right)R (left and right)
High BlockR2 (tap)RT (tap) 
Low BlockL2 +R2 (tap) LT + RT (tap)
Body ModifierL2 (tap)LT (tap)
Defense PostL1 + R (left and right)L1 + R (left and right)
Lead Body KneeX (tap)A (tap)
Back Body KneeO (tap)B (tap)
Lead ElbowL1 + R1 + Square (tap)LB + RB + X (tap)
Back ElbowL1 + R1 + Triangle (tap)LB + RB + Y (tap)
Lead StraightSquare (tap)X (tap)
Back StraightTriangle (tap)Y (tap)
Lead HookL1 + Square (tap)LB + X (tap)
Back HookL1 + 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 ControlsPS4 / PS5 ControlsXbox One / Series X Controls
Takedown/Submission ModifierL2LT
Advanced Transition ModifierL1LB
Rotate, Push and Pull Opponent / Transitions on CageLL
Grapple StickRR
Lead PunchSquareX
Back PunchTriangleY
Lead Leg KneeXA
Back Leg KneeOB
Lead Body KneeL2 + X (tap)LT + A (tap)
Back Body KneeL2 + O (tap)LT + B (tap)
Lead Head KneeL1 + X (tap)LB + A (tap)
Back Head KneeL1 + O (tap)LB + B (tap)
Strike ModifierR1RB
High BlockR2RT
Low BlockL2 + R2LT + RT
Single/Double Leg ModifierL (flick)L (Flick)
Advance PositionR1 + Square R1 + TriangleRB + X RB + Y
Trip/ThrowR1 + X / R1 + CircleRB + A / RB + B
SubmissionsL2 + R1 + Square/Triangle  LT + RB + X/Y
Defend Takedowns/Trips/ThrowsL2 + R2LT + RT
Defend SubmissionR2RT
Single/Double Leg Defense ModifierL (flick)L (flick)
Defend Flying SubmissionsR2RT
Flying SubmissionsL2 + R1 + Square/Triangle (tap)LT + RB + X/Y (tap)
Clinch EscapeL (flick left)L (flick left)
Lead HookL1 + Square (tap)LB + X (tap)
Back HookL1 + Triangle (tap)LB + Y (tap)
Lead UppercutSquare + X (tap)X + A (tap)
Back UppercutTriangle + O (tap)Y + B (tap)
Lead ElbowL1 + R1 + Square (tap)LB + RB + X (tap)
Back ElbowL1 + 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 ControlsPS4 / PS5 ControlsXbox One / Series X Controls
Securing the SubmissionMove between L2+R2Move 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 SubmissionMove between L2+R2Move 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 SquareY, B, A, or X
Slam (while submitting, when prompted)Triangle, O, X, or SquareY, B, A, or X
Flying Triangle (from over-under clinch)L2+R1+TriangleLT+RB+Y
Back Rear-Naked Choke (from clinch)L2+R1+Square / TriangleLT+RB+X / Y
Standing Guillotine (from single-under clinch)L2+R1+Square, Square/TriangleLT+RB+X, X/Y
Flying Omoplata (from over-under clinch)L2+R1+SquareLT+RB+X
Flying Armbar (from collar tie clinch)L2+R1+Square/TriangleLT+RB+X/Y
Von Flue Choke (when prompted during opponent’s attempt to Guillotine Choke from Full Guard)Triangle, O, X, or SquareY, 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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Last Updated on January 15, 2022

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