Interesting facts about the naming of the Street Fighter characters and copyrights.
In the original Japanese release, the boxer is modeled after Mike Tyson and is named “M. Bison”
Vega (claw guy) was Balrog
Raul Gulia (main bad guy) was Vega
Fearing a lawsuit, Capcom swapped the character names around for the US release of the game. I actually like the American names better myself.
Also, I’ve heard that the script for this movie was originally a G.I. Joe script that the studio had been sitting on for several years. I have no idea if this is true, but the plot does seem to fit the G.I Joe world better than Street Fighter.