Plot: What’s it about?
The meteoric rise of Jon Jones has been remarkable, with wins over some of the best MMA fighters in the world, not to mention a UFC championship. In his second title defense, Jones would face another warrior known for unorthodox strikes and elusiveness, Lyoto Machida. Two unusual strikers with almost supernatural awareness, Jones and Machida were the main event at UFC 140 in Toronto, Canada. In addition to that high stakes battle, the card also featured the highly anticipated rematch between Frank Mir and Antonio Mintotauro Nogueira. The first clash was an epic fight, but could Big Nog avenge the loss to Mir? Nogeuira’s twin brother Rogerio would also fight at UFC 140, testing his skills against MMA legend Tito Ortiz. Also on the main card were Claude Patrick vs. Brian Ebersole and Mark Hominick vs. The Korean Zombie. In this two disc edition of UFC 140, you also get the seven preliminary fights. That includes fighters like Mark Bocek, Dennis Hallman, Krzysztof Soszynski, and Costa Philippou. So twelve total fights, all presented in complete form, so you’ll never miss so much of a second of action inside the Octagon. Below is a rundown of all the clashes on tap within UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida.
Video: How does it look?
The event is presented in 1.78:1 widescreen. While not as vivid and detailed as an HD broadcast, this treatment looks terrific. The image is always clean, clear, and polished, thanks to the top notch production values involved. Not much else we could want from this release, just a great overall transfer.
Audio: How does it sound?
All of the sounds of the UFC come through loud and clear in this mix. The impact from strikes is audible, while the crowd noise adds some nice atmosphere. The commentators are clear and the vocals never suffer from any concerns. As far as sporting event soundtracks go, this one is rock solid in all aspects.
Supplements: What are the extras?
The extras include the Countdown to UFC 140 program, the weigh-in event, and two promotional featurettes.