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UFC- The Ultimate 100 Greatest Fights Blu-ray Review

“The Ultimate 100 Greatest Fights” is the perfect starting point for folks wanting to get into UFC.

GRADES:

Content: B+

Picture: B

Audio: B

Extras: B

The Content:

The fights included on this six disc set (from #100-#1): Paul Taylor Vs. Paul Kelly, Pat Miletich Vs. Carlos Newton, Kenny Florian Vs. Joe Lauzon, Rasha Evans Vs. Sean Salmon, Matt Hughes Vs. Royce Gracie, Sean Sherk Vs. Tyson Griffin, BJ Penn Vs.  Din Thomas, Thiago Alves Vs. Chris Lytle, Matt Serra Vs. BJ Penn, Rich Franklin Vs. Ken Shamrock, BJ Penn Vs. Caol Uno, Keith Jardine Vs. Forrest Griffin, Tyson Griffin Vs. Frank Edgar, Chuck Liddell Vs. Jeremy Horn, Phil Baroni Vs. Evan Tanner, Nick Diaz Vs. Karo Parisyan, Pedro Rizzo Vs. Josh Barnett, Chuck Liddell Vs. Vernon White, Frank Trigg Vs. Georges St-Pierre, Jon Koppenhaver Vs. Jared Rollins, Rich Franklin Vs. Evan Tanner, Matt Serra Vs. Georges St-Pierre, Chuck Liddell Vs. Keith Jardine, Anderson Silva Vs, James Irvin, Matt Hughes Vs. Sean Sherk, Royce Gracie Vs. Gerard Gordeau, Rich Franklin Vs. David Loiseau, Georges St-Pierre Vs. Jason Miller, Minotauro Nogueira Vs. Frank Mir, Tank Abbott Vs. Don Frye, Pete Williams Vs. Mark Coleman, BJ Penn Vs. Caol Uno, Lyoto Machida Vs. Tito Ortiz, Matt Serra Vs. Shonie Carter, Georges St-Pierre Vs. BJ Penn, Sam Stout Vs. Spencer Fisher, Chuck Liddell Vs. Renato Sobral, Matt Hughes Vs. Georges St-Pierre, Tyson Griffin Vs. Clay Guida, BJ Penn Vs. Joe Stevenson, Georges St-Pierre Vs. Karo Parisyan, Brock Lesnar Vs. Randy Couture, Matt Hughes Vs. Carlos Newton, Roger Huerta Vs. Leonard Garcia, Rich Franklin Vs. Evan Tanner, Forrest Griffin Vs. Rashad Evans, Chris Leben Vs. Anderson Silva, Sean Sherk Vs. Kenny Florian, Chuck Liddell Vs. Renato Sobral, Chuck Liddell Vs. Rashad Evans, Rampage Jackson Vs. Wanderlei Silva, Keith Jardine Vs. Houston Alexander, BJ Penn Vs. Jens Pulver, Chuck Liddell Vs. Kevin Randleman, Rampage Jackson Vs. Chuck Liddell, Scott Smith Vs. Pete Sell, George St-Pierre Vs. Matt Serra, Matt Hughes Vs. Frank Trigg, Georges St-Pierre Vs. Sean Sherk, Antonio Nogueria Vs. Tim Sylvia, Randy Couture Vs. Vitor Belfort, Wanderlei Silva Vs. Keith Jardine, Randy Couture Vs. Pedro Rizzo, Royce Gracie Vs. Kimo Leopoldo, Chuck Liddell Vs. Randy Couture, Frank Mir Vs. Tim Sylvia, BJ Penn Vs. Sean Sherk, Matt Hughes Vs. BJ Penn, Randy Couture Vs. Gabriel Gonzaga, Rampage Jackson Vs. Dan Henderson, BJ Penn Vs. Matt Hughes, Lyoto Machida Vs. Rashad Evans, Chuck Liddell Vs. Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture Vs. Tito Ortiz, Georges St-Pierre Vs. Jon Fitch, Chuck Liddell Vs. Randy Couture, Roye Gracie Vs. Ken Shamrock, Georges St-Pierre Vs. Matt Hughes, Roger Huerta Vs. Clay Guida, Randy Couture Vs. Tim Sylvia, Georges St-Pierre Vs. Matt Hughes, Anderson Silva Vs. Dan Henderson, Chuck Liddell Vs. Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture Vs. Tim Sylvia, Sam Stout Vs. Spencer Fisher, Thiago Alves Vs. Matt Hughes, Matt Hughes Vs. Carlos Newton, Diego Sanchez Vs. Clay Guida, Diego Sanchez Vs. Nick Diaz, Forrest Griffin Vs. Rampage Jackson, Forrest Griffin Vs. Mauricio Rua, Gabriel Gonzaga Vs. Mirko Cro Cop, Karo Parisyan Vs. Diego Sanchez, Anderson Silva Vs. Rich Franklin (times 2), Frank Mir Vs. Brock Lesnar, Georges St-Pierre Vs. BJ Penn, Matt Hughes Vs. Frank Trigg, Wanderlei Silva Vs. Chuck Liddell and Stephan Bonnar Vs. Forrest Griffin.

For those wondering what UFC and Mixed Martial Arts is all about, allow me to alert you to this set. Here you will find 100 matches containing some of the best boxing, Jujitsu, Muay Thai, and wrestling work in the MMA as well as most of the sport’s best fighters such as Randy Couture, Anderson Silva, Matt Serra, Matt Hughes, Georges St-Pierre, and Chuck Liddell.

As far as the matches go, there is A LOT to admire here. The Florian/Lauzon was an intense battle from start to finish, the Gracie/Hughes match more than lived up to its hype, the Matt Serra and Georges St-Pierre fights are always fun to watch (especially when they fight each other), the Houston Alexander/Keith Jardine match was both amazing and surprising, and any match with the powerful all-star Randy Couture is worth watching. My favorites, however, have to be the incredible (albeit quick) match between Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir, any fights with the dominating Anderson Silva and the explosive puncher Chuck Liddell, the brutal battle between Gonzaga and Cro Cop, and lastly, the number 1 ranked Bonnar/Griffin brawl that is certainly worthy of it’s ranking.

Another aspect that I really enjoyed about this set was seeing how both the UFC league and the fighters progressed over time. It’s especially entertaining to see fighters like the submission king Royce Gracie from past to present.

As great as these fights are, I do have a complaint. I felt there were several matches that should have been included such as the intense match between Matt Serra and Matt Hughes in UFC 98. I know this countdown consisted of fan votes, but some of these inclusions were questionable and there were far too many matches with the same bunch of fighters. It would have been nice to see more of other fighters like Michael Bisping.

Summary: While hardcore fans will no doubt want to stick to buying individual releases, new fans should check out this massive 26 hour plus set of great UFC action.

Picture And Sound:

Presented in 1080i, the 100 matches vary in quality as there are some classic fights from UFC 1 to a match in the more recent UFC 98. Naturally, the older matches (presented fullscreen) look a bit grainy, but the more recent events (presented in widescreen) look incredibly sharp.

Like the picture quality, the 2.0 audio track varies in quality. The older events have weaker sound, but the more recent matches sound really clear. Mostly, the sound consists of the commentators, crowd, and the fighters in the octagon.

Extras:

The only extra is the 5 part Ultimate 100 Countdown Show. This is a countdown of the top 100 matches that appear on this disc. The special is hosted by Mike Goldberg. Along with clips of the fights, interviews with fighters, Dana White, Joe Rogan etc. are included.

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January 7, 2010 - Posted by | 1 | , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. There reason there are no matches featuring Gina Carano is that she has never fought in the UFC. There is no women’s division in the UFC.

    Comment by david | January 31, 2010 | Reply

  2. You are right.

    Comment by nicklyons1 | February 4, 2010 | Reply

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