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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 45 - Revolution (10th Anniverary Edition) - Revolution
Ultimate Fighting Championship 45 - Revolution - Revolution
Actors: Tank Abbott, Cabbage Correira
Genres: Sports
NR     2004     2hr 20min

NOVEMBER 21, 2003 ? The premier mixed martial arts event in the world returns to the Mohegan Sun Arena for its 10th Anniversary at UFC 45: Revolution. The main event, Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes defends his belt agai...  more »

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Actors: Tank Abbott, Cabbage Correira
Genres: Sports
Sub-Genres: MMA
Studio: Studio Works
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/20/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 2hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Weaker than the previous 2 UFC's
Peter Oksman | Bronx, NY United States | 05/20/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"After the 2 pevious UFC events, which were great, this one (UFC 45: Revolutions) is a let down. The only fights that I enjoyed were the Huges-Trigg match (the closest to a pure freestyle wrestling match that I have seen in MMA, both fighters very well matched) and the Lindland-Vitale rematch. Some people find Lindland boring because he cannot finish, but in fact he is extremely active in his fights, setting up a work rate that exhausts his opponents. The Baroni-Tanner match had a horrible ending - I hate when a bad referee messes up a match. Cabbage-Tank was entertaining but short - one of the fighters wimped out and let the fight be stopped. Lawler-Lytle had a controversial decison ( I would have given it to the other guy), also Lawler refused to engage for most of the fight, retreating to lure Lytle into attack mode and make it a slugging contest, something Lawler was more likely to win. This made the fight pretty frustrating. The Edwards fight ends in a knockout, but before that it is 1 1/2 rounds of stalking, with little engagement by either fighter.Overall, a weak event. Get it if you are a completist and must own every UFC event, or for the Huges-Trigg fight."
Revolution - UFC 10 Year Anniversary
Matt | NJ | 03/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great night for the UFC. The 10th anniversary of the first UFC event back in 1993, where Royce Gracie stood victorious among the contestants in the tournament. Yes, back then fighters fought more than once a night...

On this occasion, the UFC honors its 10 most revered fighters in a "Viewer's Choice" segment. The top 3, not surprisingly, are Royce Gracie, Ken Shamrock and Randy Couture. You've got to love Couture. Shamrock and Gracie also become the first two fighters inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

The preliminary bouts are not all that memorable. Yves Edwards and Nick Agallar have a decent bout that ends unexpectedly in the 2nd round. Ricco Rodriguez takes on UFC legend Pedro Rizzo in the last fight of both of their contracts. Rodriguez is completely lackluster and fights a boring, heartless fight.

Chris Lytle then takes on rising star Robbie Lawler, who is back from a hip injury that sidelined him back in UFC 40. This is an entertaining fight. Lytle definitely has skills, but he lacked the power to trade with Lawler. They go at it hard in a few truly exciting standing exchanges.

Powerhouse Phil Baroni then matches up with Evan Tanner. Tanner moves down to middleweight for this fight. Baroni's punching power is apparent immediately, but if there is one thing that we all know about Evan Tanner, it's that his experience, composure and heart have served him well in the UFC in the past. A controversial but interesting fight, as miscommunication leads to an unfortunate early stoppage.

Cabbage faces UFC legend Tank Abbott (honored earlier that same night) in the next bout of the night. This is, as was expected, a slugfest until it is stopped due to a cut. Decent fight, but mayhem ensues in the octagon after the fight, which somewhat sullies the anniversary celebration.

Lindland and Vitale rematch. In the first fight, Lindland attempts a slam and ends up knocking himself out, as Vitale lands on his head. Lindland is able to redeem himself this time with a legitimate win, somewhat erasing the freak loss he suffered in their first meeting.

In the main event, Matt Hughes takes on highly-decorated newcomer Frank Trigg. Hughes displays his wrestling ability against Trigg, who proves to be a worthy opponent for the champion. Hughes is not known for his submissions, but he demonstrates one not previously seen in UFC competition in this fight.

A great night of fights at a great UFC event. As usual, there is plenty of entertaining behind-the-scenes bonus material to satisfy fans of the UFC. Highly recommended."
death | USA | 01/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"You people are on crack. This was a great event. It had it all... KO's, controversy, blood. A must own. By the way, the Tank/Cabbage fight was kick ass. To say that one fighter wimped out and 'let the fight be stopped' is simply ignorant. The doctors stopped the fight because of a brutal cut above the eye. The fighter has no say in such a thing I am sorry to say. Buy this DVD, it rocks."