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UFC: Ultimate Knockouts 8 Blu-ray and DVD Reviews

 

“UFC: Ultimate Knockouts 8” is packed with impressive fights.

The “UFC: Ultimate Knockouts 8” Blu-ray and DVD discs contain a whopping 30 matches. Some fights are shown in full, some are not. The line-up of fights include: Chuck Liddell Vs. Shogun Rua, Krzysztof Soszynski Vs. Andre Gusmao, Drew McFedries Vs. Xavier Foupa-Pokam, Rashad Evans Vs. Lyoto Machida, Mike Ciesnolevicz Vs. Tomasz Drwal, Brock Lesnar Vs. Frank Mir, Anderson Silva Vs. Forrest Griffin, Tim Hague Vs. Todd Duffee, Nate Marquardt Vs. Demian Maia, Keith Jardine Vs. Thiago Silva, Tyson Griffin Vs. Hermes Franca, Josh Koscheck Vs. Frank Trigg, Rich Franklin Vs. Vitor Belfort, Antoni Hardonk Vs. Pat Barry, Anthony Johnson Vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida, Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jared Hamman, Marcus Davis Vs. Ben Saunders, Luiz Cane Vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Mike Pyle Vs. Jake Ellenberger, Junior Dos Santos Vs. Gilbert Yvel, John Howard Vs. Dennis Hallman, Marcus Jones Vs. Matt Mitrione, Roy Nelson Vs. Brendan Schaub, Matt Serra Vs. Frank Trigg, Brendan Schaub Vs. Chase Gormley, John Howard Vs. Daniel Roberts, Junior Dos Santos Vs. Gabriel Gonzaga, Minotauro Nogueira Vs. Cain Velasquez, Keith Jardine Vs. Ryan Bader, Frank Mir Vs. Shane Carwin and Lyoto Machida Vs. Shogun Rua.

“UFC: Ultimate Knockouts 8” has something for everyone. For the casual fans looking to get a glimpse of stars like Brock Lesnar, Anderson Silva, and Lyoto Machida, you will be pleased to find some electric star studded bouts here. Seeing Anderson Silva drop Forrest Griffin or Brock Lesnar pounding Frank Mir is simply UFC at its best.

For the hardcore fans, you’ll be happy to know that there are some excellent matches here that showcase fighters that aren’t household names. For instance, my personal favorite fights on this disc were the battles between Drew McFedries/Xavier Foupa-Pokam and Roy Nelson/Brendan Schaub. The McFedries/Foupa-Pokam fight was short in length, but I was amazed by the speed attack that McFedries gave Foupa-Pokam. As for the Nelson/Schaub battle, it’s certainly not the type of fight you see in every event. In one corner you have the physically fit Brendan Schaub and in the other corner you have the overweight Roy Nelson (AKA Big Country). You wouldn’t expect Nelson to hold his own in the octagon for so long, but he’s a surprising fighter which makes it all the more fun to watch.

Summary: As with any UFC best of collection, you get your money’s worth here. If you don’t already own these fights on disc, I would recommend checking out “UFC: Ultimate Knockouts 8”.

Video/Audio:

The widescreen picture quality on the DVD is fine, but it lacks the clarity of the Blu-ray picture quality. At this point in time, watching sports in hi-def is really the only way to watch sports these days. It’s the closest you can get to actually being at the event. 

The Stereo track on the DVD does its job, but the unspecified track on the Blu-ray disc has a little bit more depth when it comes to the narration, commentaors, and crowd noise.

Extras:
* UFC.Com, UFC video game, and UFC DVD/Blu-ray ads.
* Total TKO’s- A 7 minute collection of additional knockout fights.

January 19, 2011 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review, DVD review | , , , , , , , ,

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