Judge Kent Dixon fondly remembers his days in the Thunderdome.
Our review of UFC Best of 2010 (Blu-ray), published September 24th, 2011, is also available.
Two men enter, one man leaves.
It was another banner year for the UFC in 2010, as the international sporting phenomenon continued to grow in momentum, reach and popularity. It was a year filled with firsts and unbelievable matches, and fans will find many of those moments included with UFC: Best of 2010.
Some of the year's highlights included: the addition of seven international events on four continents; five new states and Canadian territories hosted UFC fight cards; Australia hosted its first UFC event in Sydney; UFC 112 became the first event held in the Middle East, staged at Yak Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; new business offices opened in China and Canada; the Canadian province of Ontario opened their doors to regulated MMA; new weight classes for 135 and 145 lbs.; UFC 121 brought the defeat of heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar at the hands of Kane Velasquez; Georges St-Pierre expanded his record of wins to an astounding 30 rounds, or two and a half hours of total domination in The Octagon; UFC 117 saw Matt Hughes set a new UFC record for wins at 18; and the hits just kept coming.
The 18 main fights are spread over two discs as follows:
As they did with the release of UFC: Best of 2009 Anchor Bay adds a ton of extra content here, from a behind-the-scenes featurette to no fewer than ten additional fights, spread over the release's two discs as follows:
As we saw with the 2009 UFC "best of" release, image quality is above average, delivering solid color and contrast and impressive fine detail. Unfortunately, on the audio front we're only give a 2.0 mix that delivers well overall, but certainly falls short of creating the kind of immersive experience a 5.1 presentation could and should have delivered here. Between bonus matches, weight class summaries and fighter profiles, there's enough bonus content here to delight even the pickiest of UFC fans.
With more than 300 minutes spent in and about The Octagon, UFC: Best of 2010 gathers many of the year's most memorable highlights and landmarks from one of the most popular professional sports of our time. Fans of UFC will be delighted to add this yearbook to their libraries and casual viewers should check this out as a solid summary of a remarkable year for the UFC.
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