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While the card doesn't look as impressive as at some recent UFCs this is not detrimental to the quality of the fights. The undercard fights are as good as you'd see in a King of the Cage main event, and the Parisyan v Strasser fight will be of particular interest, especially to all you Judokas out there convinced that Judo can be effective in MMA.
The dvd really picks up when the big boys come in. I was expecting Sylvia v McGee to be little more than a freak show (both fighters stand around 6'10") but it turned out to be a lesson in striking (albeit a short one...). Andre Arlovski had obviously been learning this lesson, and shows some excellent strikes against Vlad Matyushenko.
Unsuprisingly, the highlight of the card is the main event, with Tito Ortiz on a mission to confirm his status as top dog at light heavyweight and win back the respect he lost by ducking Chuck Liddell. As in his previous fight agaisnt Liddell, Randy Couture clearly has no respect for the form guides. Look up 'men against boys' in the dictionary and you'll see a still photo from this fight of Randy quite literally handing Tito a spanking, and judging my Tito's tears at the end of the fight he didn't enjoy it one bit.
Time will tell how long Couture can keep mixing it with the young guns in what is probably the most competitive weight division in any combat sport in the world at the moment, but on the evidence of this fight he's not giving the belt up easily.
It has been said that Tito had been avoiding Chuck Lidell and refusing to defend his belt, so Randy fought Chuck, and won the belt. This one is to put the critics minds at rest and it is a fantastic fight between the youth and aggressiveness of Tito and the 40 year old Randy Couture, who is as about experienced as you can get. Superb fight that answer all of the questions.
The second main event on the DVD is between 6'8''Heavy Weight Champion Tim Sylvia and the even bigger 6'11'' Dan McGee, this one is for the big hitters out there and ends in a superb KO.
The remaining seven fights are all solid ones and are full of young talent tring to get into the upper ranks of the UFC. Each fight is great so there is to much to detail but the best of the best has to be the David Louiseau from Canada and the ever impressive Jorge Rivera these guys go toe to toe, it never goes to the ground and is a very bloody match, this is the kind of fight that reminds you why you love the UFC.
All in all a great disk with little if any faults.