DVD Review: UFC: ULTIMATE 100 GREATEST FIGHTS

Anchor Bay
Release date: Nov 10th, 2009
MSRP: DVD: $99.97, Blu-ray: $119.97

Ok, let us be clear on one thing: This is not really the 100 greatest fights of the UFC. Politics played a role in deciding which bouts qualified for voting. For example, Tito Ortiz vs. Frank Shamrock was not a voting option. Frank and the UFC don’t get along…that is an understatement. They hate each other. As a result, there was no way the powers that be at the Ultimate Fighting Championship were going to allow him to appear on this set. Too bad, because that bout would certainly be in the top 20.

But this collection is an impressive one. Fans of the UFC will love this. Even if you already buy the individual DVDs, this contains matches from Ultimate Fight Night cards that have not been released, as well as some numbered cards that are not currently available.

While I could argue many of the actual rankings, the vast majority of the bouts included deserve to be here.

Disc One
100. UFC 80: Kelly vs. Taylor
99. UFC 31: Newton vs. Miletich
98. UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Lauzon
97. UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Salmon
96. UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie
95. UFC 90: Sherk vs. Griffin
94. UFC 32: Penn vs. Thomas
93. UFC 78: Alves vs. Lytle
92. UFC 39: Penn vs. Serra
91. The Ultimate Fighter: Franklin vs. Shamrock
90. UFC 41: Penn vs. Uno
89. UFC 66: Jardine vs. Griffin
88. UFC 67: Edgar vs. Griffin
87. UFC 54: Liddell vs. Horn
86. UFC 45: Tanner vs. Baroni
85. UFC 49: Parisyan vs. Diaz
84. UFC 30: Rizzo vs. Barnett
83. UFC 49: Liddell vs. White
82. UFC 54: St-Pierre vs. Trigg
81. The Ultimate Fighter: Koppenhaver vs. Rollins

Disc Two
80. UFC 42: Franklin vs. Tanner
79. UFC 69: Serra vs. St-Pierre
78. UFC 76: Jardine vs. Liddell
77. UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin
76. UFC 42: Hughes vs. Sherk
75. UFC 1: Gracie vs. Gordeau
74. UFC 58: Franklin vs. Loiseau
73. UFC 52: St-Pierre vs. Miller
72. UFC 92: Mir vs. Nogueira
71. Ultimate Ultimate 96: Frye vs. Abbott
70. UFC 17: Williams vs. Coleman
69. UFC 34: Penn vs. Uno (4:3)
68. UFC 84: Machida vs. Ortiz
67. UFC 31: Carter vs. Serra
66. UFC 94: St-Pierre vs. Penn
65. UFC Fight Night: Fisher vs. Stout
64. UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral
63. UFC 50: Hughes vs. St-Pierre
62. UFC 72: Griffin vs. Guida

Disc Three
61. UFC 80: Penn vs. Stevenson
60. UFC 46: St-Pierre vs. Parisyan
59. UFC 91: Lesnar vs. Couture
58. UFC 38: Hughes vs. Newton
57. UFC 69: Huerta vs. Garcia
56. UFC 53: Franklin vs. Tanner
55. UFC 92: Evans vs. Griffin
54. UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Leben
53. UFC 64: Sherk vs. Florian
52. UFC 40: Liddell vs. Sorbal
51. UFC 88: Evans vs. Liddell
50. UFC 92: Jackson vs. Silva
49. UFC 71: Alexander vs. Jardine
48. UFC 35: Pulver vs. Penn
47. UFC 31: Liddell vs. Randleman
46. UFC 71: Jackson vs. Liddell
45. The Ultimate Fighter: Smith vs. Sell
44. UFC 83: St-Pierre vs. Serra
43. UFC 45: Hughes vs. Trigg
42. UFC 56: St-Pierre vs. Sherk

Disc Four
41. UFC 81: Nogueira vs. Sylvia
40. UFC 15: Couture vs. Belfort
39. UFC 84: Silva vs. Jardine
38. UFC 31: Couture vs. Rizzo
37. UFC 3: Gracie vs. Leopoldo
36. UFC 52: Liddell vs. Couture
35. UFC 48: Mir vs. Sylvia
34. UFC 84: Penn vs. Sherk
33. UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn
32. UFC 74: Couture vs. Gonzaga
31. UFC 75: Jackson vs. Henderson
30. UFC 46: Penn vs. Hughes
29. UFC 98: Machida vs. Evans
28. UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz
27. UFC 44: Couture vs. Ortiz
26. UFC 87: St-Pierre vs. Fitch
25. UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture

Disc Five
24. UFC 1: Gracie vs. Shamrock
23. UFC 65: St-Pierre vs. Hughes
22. The Ultimate Fighter: Huerta vs. Guida
21. UFC 43: Couture vs. Liddell
20. UFC 79: St-Pierre vs. Hughes
19. UFC 82: Silva vs. Henderson
18. UFC 47: Liddell vs. Ortiz
17. UFC 68: Couture vs. Sylvia
16. UFC 58: Stout vs. Fisher
15. UFC 85: Alves vs. Hughes
14. UFC 34: Hughes vs. Newton
13. The Ultimate Fighter: Sanchez vs. Guida
12. The Ultimate Fighter: Sanchez vs. Diaz
11. UFC 86: Griffin vs. Jackson
10. UFC 76: Griffin vs. Rua
9. UFC 70: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop
8. UFC Fight Night: Sanchez vs. Parisyan
7. UFC 77: Silva vs. Franklin

Disc Six
6. UFC 64: Silva vs. Franklin
5. UFC 81: Mir vs. Lesnar
4. UFC 58: St-Pierre vs. Penn
3. UFC 52: Hughes vs. Trigg
2. UFC 79: Liddell vs. Silva
1. The Ultimate Fighter: Griffin vs. Bonnar

One of the best things about a set like this is that there is likely some stuff here that one has not seen (Unless you are a die-hard MMA nut like myself). This set will introduce fans to some of the guys that paved the way for the current stars. Carlos Newton, Pat Miletich, Mark Coleman, Don Frye, Tank Abbott, Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie all make appearances in some memorable bouts.

Really, this would be a killer gift for the fight fan in your life…or for yourself!

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Jeremy Lynch
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