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DVD Review : UFC Best Of 2009

February 27, 2010

Reviewed by Steven Wilson of MainEventRadio.com

It appears video yearbooks are becoming popular DVD releases nowadays as the WWE and TNA both recently released 2009 retrospectives, and now the UFC checks in with a look back on what was probably the biggest year in the company’s history. With 20 events and over 200 fights there was a lot to choose from, so the UFC and Anchor Bay Entertainment have released a 2 disc set with nearly 6 hours of UFC action from 2009.

Based on the December Spike TV special, the UFC Best Of 2009 dvd mixes both documentary and full fight action. In total 12 matches are featured in the main program, while 8 others are offered as DVD Bonus Fights.

These fights are  : Matt Huges vs Matt Serra, Condit vs Ellenberger, Marquardt vs Maia, Franklin vs Belfort, Quarry vs Credeur, Anderson Silva vs Forrest Griffin, Evans vs Mashida, Liddell vs Rua, Jardine vs Thiago Silva, the great Guida vs Sanchez blowout, and heavyweight bouts Couture vs Nogueira and the second installment of what has become a bitter feud between Former WWE star and UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar vs Frank Mir. This was also the fight where Lesnar made his famous post match comments about beer sponsors and mounting his wife Sable when the night is done.

DVD Bonus matches include full bouts that are only referenced in the documentary portions such as Canada’s George St Pierre vs BJ Penn, Swick vs Hardy , Bonnar vs Jones, Griffin vs Franca, Diaz vs Guillard, Sherk vs Edgar, Stevenson vs Diaz and BJ Penn vs Kenny Florian.

Documentary type portions look at the year that was for Georges St Pierre and the welterweight division. The induction of Chuck Liddell to the UFC Hall of Fame, the return of Tito Ortiz, The Ultimate Fighter US vs UK season, the year that was in the Lightweight division and heavyweight division as well as various other mentions of big matches along the way of 2009.

Also included as a DVD bonus is a 20 minute behind the scenes of the UFC feature which takes a look at the training and development of Welterweight champ Georges St Pierre, the fighter preparation and build to Franklin vs Silva and Davis vs Hardy at UFC 99, as well as various other fights.

If like me you started to get into UFC in 2009 because of the rise of Brock Lesnar, then the Best of 2009 DVD is a great way for you to get caught up on what is going on in the company. Meanwhile if you’ve been a big fan of the UFC for years, it serves a great year in review to add to your dvd collection without having to dish out for all of the single event DVD’s.

The UFC Best of 2009 DVD will be available in stores everywhere from Anchor Bay Entertainment on March 9th. For more information or to order your own copy of this or any other UFC dvd’s check out www.ufc.tv

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