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UFC: Ultimate Heavyweights DVD Review

“UFC: Ultimate Heavyweights” is another superb best of collection.

“UFC: Ultimate Heavyweights” contains 20 full fights. Here’s the list: Tim Sylvia Vs. Frank Mir, Mirko Cro Cop Vs. Gabriel Gonzaga, Brock Lesnar Vs. Frank Mir (twice), Christian Wellisch Vs. Shane Carwin, Fabricio Werdum Vs. Junior Dos Santos, Randy Couture Vs. Brock Lesnar, Minotauro Nogueira Vs. Frank Mir, Gabriel Gonzaga Vs. Shane Carwin, Tim Hague Vs. Todd Duffee, Randy Couture Vs. Minotauro Nogueira, Roy Nelson Vs. Brendan Schaub, Frank Mir Vs. Cheick Kongo, Junior Dos Santos Vs. Gilbert Yvel, Minotauro Nogueira Vs. Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos Vs. Gabriel Gonzaga, Frank Mir Vs. Shane Carwin, Roy Nelson Vs. Stefan Struve, Mirko Cro Cop Vs. Pat Barry and Brock Lesnar Vs. Shane Carwin.

With this “best of” collection, you get a little of everything that mixed martial arts fans love to see. There are some riveting finishes, a broken arm, a head kick knock out, punch knock outs, Brock Lesnar’s hammer fists, a deadly uppercut, a flying knee, and a choke out. If that isn’t enough, you have some classic fights here that are intense from start to finish. My personal favorites include Couture/Minotauro, Cro Cop/Barry, and Lesnar/Carwin. The Couture fight’s ending is rather predictable, but this is the type of fight that you have to admire due to the heart and determination of Couture. The Cro Cop/Barry fight was very entertaining, but more importantly, this fight shows the respect that the fighters had for each other which I found refreshing to see. Lastly, there’s the Lesnar/Carwin fight which expectedly has the viewer on the edge of the seat. Then again, what Lesnar fight doesn’t capture your attention?

Summary: I hope that Anchor Bay/UFC continue to put out these “best of” collections as they not only showcase some of the best fights in UFC history, but also prove to be great introductions to folks just getting into UFC.

The widescreen picture quality varies in quality as the fights take place during different years. Generally, it’s quite good though I’m sure the Blu-ray release is much better.

The crowd, announcers, and fighters all sound clear enough on the Dolby Digital Stereo track.

Extras:
* UFC.com, UFC video game ad, UFC DVD and Blu-ray ads.
* 5 bonus fights that include Frank Mir Vs. Brandon Vera, Frank Mir Vs. Antoni Hardonk, Cain Velasquez Vs Jake O’Brien, Shane Carwin Vs. Neil Wain and Brendan Schaub Vs. Chase Gormley. The most impressive fight here is Scahub annihilating Gormley.
* 5 bonus classic fights that include Tank Abbott Vs. John Matua, Don Frye Vs. Thomas Ramirez, Mark Coleman Vs. Dan Severn, Randy Couture Vs. Tony Halme and Vitor Belfort Vs. Tank Abbott. Most notable fight of this bunch is seeing a young Couture victory.

December 7, 2010 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , ,

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