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UFC: Ultimate Submissions Blu-ray and DVD Reviews

 

“UFC: Ultimate Submissions” is a superb best-of collection.

“UFC: Ultimate Submissions” contains clips of the 30 best fights with submission victories. The matches included are: Anderson Silva Vs. Travis Lutter, Marcus Davis Vs. Paul Taylor, BJ Penn Vs. Joe Stevenson, Nate Diaz Vs. Kurt Pellegrino, Tim Sylvia Vs. Frank Mir, Ed Herman Vs. Demian Maia, Chris Lytle Vs. Jason Gilliam, Ricardo Almeida Vs. Rob Yundt, Dustin Hazelett Vs. Tamdan McCrory, Kenny Florian Vs. Joe Stevenson, Efrain Escudero Vs. Evan Dunham, Ivan Salaverry Vs. Rousimar Palhares, Rob Kimmons Vs. Dan Miller, Anderson Silva Vs. Dan Henderson, Georges St-Pierre Vs. Matt Hughes, Jorge Gurgel Vs. Cole Miller, Josh Burkman Vs. Dustin Hazelett, Jason MacDonald Vs. Demian Maia, Chris Lytle Vs. Brian Foster, Frank Mir Vs. Cheick Kongo, Jesse Taylor Vs. CB Dollaway, Cole Miller Vs. Dan Lauzon, George Sotiropoulos Vs. Jason Dent, CB Dollaway Vs. Tom Lawlor, BJ Penn Vs. Kenny Florian, Rick Story Vs. Brian Foster, Demian Maia Vs. Chael Sonnen, Krzysztof Soszynski Vs. Brian Stann, Josh Koscheck Vs. Anthony Johnson, and Frank Mir Vs. Brock Lesnar.

Over the years, I have noticed that the ground game aspect of UFC gets a bad rap. Many fans and critics find it boring and would much rather see the fighters on their feet. In reality, however, the ground game is a huge part of the sport. It’s an underrated technical skill that, when done right, can be just as exciting as the boxing aspect. For those that are unaware of what the ground game is, it basically consists of various forms of choke outs, elbow slams, leg and arm holds/traps, and ground and pound fighting. If you need an example of what a submission victory is all about, look no further than the thrilling match between Frank Mir and Tim Sylvia in which Mir breaks his arm. Other highlights include fighter Dustin Hazelett’s astonishingly quick submissions, Georges St-Pierre submitting Matt Hughes, and last, but certainly not least, Frank Mir taking down the behemoth Brock Lesnar. All these fights just prove how entertaining the ground game can be.

Summary: UFC fans should not hesitate to check out the highly entertaining ‘Ultimate Submissions’.

As with any disc containing footage from various years, the picture quality varies in quality (ie some matches are clearer than others on this DVD release). As for the Blu-ray, the PQ is simply superior in every way as it is like watching hi-def broadcast. Just look at the lighting and you will notice a major step-up in quality.

The audio quality is fine on the DVD as it just consists of narration by Mike Goldberg, crowd noise, and commentary by the commentators. The Blu-ray track is a tad better as everything sounds a bit more livelier.

Extras are the same on both the DVD and the Blu-ray:
* UFC.com ad.

* “Just Won’t Tap”- A collection of scenes of fighters not tapping and or escaping near submissions.

* 10 full bonus submissions including Tank Abbott Vs. Frank Mir, Matt Hughes Vs. Frank Trigg (twice), Matt Hughes Vs. BJ Penn, Matt Hughes Vs. Georges St-Pierre, Forrest Griffin Vs. Bill Mahood, Joe Stevenson Vs. Melvin Gulliard, Dustin Hazelett Vs. Jonathan Goulet, BJ Penn Vs. Jens Pulver, and Krzysztof Soszynski Vs. Shane Primm. The highlight of this bunch? The first match between Hughes/Trigg in which Hughes chokes Trigg while he’s standing.

* 10 “Submissions from the vault” which consist of Royce Gracie Vs. Ken Shamrock, Scott Morris Vs. Sean Daugherty, Royce Gracie Vs. Jason DeLucia, Dan Severn Vs. Anthony Macias, Oleg Taktarov Vs. Ernie Verdicia, Marco Ruas Vs. Larry Cureton, Tank Abbott Vs. Steve Jennum, Mark Coleman Vs. Dan Severn, Randy Couture Vs. Tony Halme, and Kazushi Sakuraba Vs. Marcus Silveira. Best fights here involve Roye Gracie. I’m not sure why none of his fights were featured in the 30 countdown. Also, I have to say I enjoyed the impressive win by a very young Couture.

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October 9, 2010 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review, DVD review | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Great blog

    Comment by Coolman | October 10, 2010 | Reply

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