The wait is over people. Today sees the release of the playable demo of EA SPORTS: MMA on XBox 360 and PS3.

The Xbox 360 demo is current up in the Xbox Live marketplace, but PS3 users may have to wait a little longer (EA Sports say it comes out today but the PSN Store usually updates demos on a Thursday).

In the demo you’ll get a chance to test-drive the game with four different fighters – Jake Shields, Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller, Bobby Lashley and Alistair Overeem on four different skill levels.

There’s also an interactive ‘MMA 101’ tutorial included which will allow you to hone your skills ahead of the official released date on October 19th.

See below for an introduction to the demo from one of the game’s lead developers.