UFC: Best of 2011 (Blu-ray)

March 30, 2012 5 Min Read

Review by: Fusion3600

Plot: What’s it about?

In this two disc release, you can watch highlights from all of the best UFC action in 2011, not to mention 20 epic full fights. 2011 was a great year for the UFC, with Jon Jones’ rise to prominence, Shogun and Dan Henderson’s insane showdown, and countless highlight reel knockouts and submissions. On the first disc, you’ll find a two hour program that presents highlights of some of the best fights of 2011, including the complete fights of Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos and Chris Leben vs. Wanderlei Silva. If you’re a devoted MMA fan, then you’ve probably seen all the footage from the program, but if you missed some events, then you’re bound to find some new moments to be dazzled by. And it was just fun to watch all of the best action from an entire year of cards wrapped up in a slick, well produced program. While it was nice to watch an in depth overview of the UFC’s battles in 2011, the real draw for most fight fans is going to be the collection of full, complete fights and that is found on the second disc. I am sure some fans will be let down that their personal favorite fight wasn’t included, but the producers did a wonderful job of picking out all epic, must see clashes to include. If you’re the kind of fan who owns all the events already, there isn’t much incentive to pick up this release, but it is nice to have the complete fights in HD of course. But if you just want to own an entire year’s worth of the most epic fights in the UFC, then UFC: Best of 2011 is a release you’ll want to have in your MMA collection for sure. Below is a list of the complete fights included.

1. Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos

2. Chris Leben vs. Wanderlei Silva

3. Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard (Second Fight)

4. Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard (Third Fight)

5. Anderson Silva vs, Vitor Belfort

6. Shogun Rua vs. Jon Jones

7. Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida

8. Carlos Condit vs. Dong Hyun Kim

9. Dominic Cruz vs. Uriah Faber

10. Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami

11. Matt Hughes vs. Josh Koscheck

12. Mevlin Gulliard vs. Joe Lauzon

13. Leonard Garcia vs. Nan Pham

14. Denis Siver vs. Donald Cerrone

15. BJ Penn vs. Nick Diaz

16. Clay Guida vs. Ben Henderson

17. Mark Hominick vs. The Korean Zombie

18. Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida

19. Nate Diaz vs. Donald Cerrone

20. Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem

Video: How does it look?

The material is presented in 1.78:1 widescreen. This looks excellent, as the UFC has top tier production values and that really shows here. The image shows off remarkable detail, so all of the brutal action is crystal clear. I detected no errors or real concerns whatsoever, as all of the content looked crisp, razor sharp, and consistent. Just an excellent visual presentation.

Audio: How does it sound?

The fights sound as good as ever, with no errors I could hear at all. The crowds are boisterous, the announcers are clear, and the strikes inside the cage pack intense impact. Not a lot to talk about, given that this is a sports event not a blockbuster action movie, but the content sounds as good as possible and that is all we can ask from this type of release.

Supplements: What are the extras?

The case lists the complete fights as the bonus material, but I think that is included in the main content. So no extras to speak of in this case.

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