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Ultimate Fighting Championship, Vol. 68: The Uprising
Ultimate Fighting Championship Vol 68 The Uprising
Actors: Randy Couture, Tim Sylvia, Rich Franklin, Matt Hughes
Director: Studio Works
Genres: Television, Sports
NR     2007     2hr 20min

March 3, 2007 From the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia is set to defend his title against Randy Couture, who is coming out of a 12-month retirement. Couture, a former UFC Heavyweight ...  more »


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Actors: Randy Couture, Tim Sylvia, Rich Franklin, Matt Hughes
Director: Studio Works
Genres: Television, Sports
Sub-Genres: Television, MMA
Studio: Studio Works
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/31/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 2hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Spanish, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Michael A. Gibson | 04/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When thinking about March 3rd 2007, there is only one word that sums it up. And that is Amazing. I will never foget the emotion running through everyone that I was with that night when Randy "The Natural" Couture was once again named the UFC Heavyweight Champion of the world. There will never be another sports moment such as that.

PPV Fight Card (Non Peliminary)

Jason Lambert vs. Renato "Babalu" Sobral

This was a good fight with lots of back and forth action. The winner of this fight would gain a lot. Jason Lambert would gain the notice of all the upper management in the UFC. And if Babalu won, he would have showed that maybe one day he could maybe work his way up to another title shot. Brutal KO

Chris Lytle vs. Matt Hughes
This was a fight made to get Matt Hughes back on the map. Would he be able to do it is the question. This fight is mostly ground work, and if you are not a Jui Jitsu fan this is not for you. But I thought it was entertaining

Rich Franklin vs. Jason McDonald
Rich Franklin is coming off of a brutal KO loss, and Jason McDonald is coming off two very impressive submission wins over team quest members Chris Leben and Ed Herman. The question here is wheather or not Franklin could bounce back from such a dominating loss. And if McDonald wins, he will definalty be next in line for a title shot. Lots of good striking. Suprising finish

Marvin Kampmann vs. Drew McFreddies
This is the only fight on the main card with two up and comming stars. Kampmann and McFrdies are both coming off of impressive wins. This match is a war with Kampmann being the tech. striker and McFedies being the power house striker. Ends with a suprising yet very cool submission

Main Event: UFC Heavyweight Championship
Randy Couture vs. Tim Sylvia
This has officially gone down as my favorite fight of all time, and I will no doubt get this dvd for this fight alone. You have wrestler Randy Couture coming out of retirement at the age of 43 to go against 6'8 power striker Tim Sylvia. The first ten seconds of this fight is a shocker. It made me jump up, and knock the table over that was in front of me. The rest of the fight had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. You see dominating striking, wrestling, and grappling. You will never see another fight filled with as much emotion

Preliminary bouts include:
Jamie Varner vs. Jason Gilliam
Gleison Tibau vs. Jason Dent
Jon Fitch vs. Luigi Forivanti
Matt Hamill vs. Rex Hollman"
"Randy, Randy, Randy" -"Not Bad For An Old Man"
Robert M. Remali | 07/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"UFC 68: The Uprising, was by far the most explosive event in American MMA history! Although this event didnt have the greatest fight card (not bad either), it had the intensity of one. Fight fans in Ohio showed their appreciation to the MMA "kingpins" by selling out the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, breaking any previous attendance records in american MMA.

The fight that stood out was of course the return of 43 yr. old Randy "the Natural" Cotoure. On paper, Randy was going to have a long night with defending 6'8", UFC heavyweight champion, Tim "the Main-iac" Silvia.

This fight card also marked the return of Matt Hughes, Rich Franklin, Chris Lytle, and Renato "Babalu" Sobral, all whom which are coming off of loses that were important contests.

I could be here forever listing all the fighters and how amazing the fights were, but all I can tell you is get this event and have yourself a fight night with your friends. If you dont get out of your seat and start cheering like I did (I was there though), then you might be watching the wrong sport."
The Uprising
Matt | NJ | 10/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What an important event this was in to the landscape of mixed martial arts. Here we get to see the return of The Natural to the heavyweight division and to MMA in general, as well as the comeback fights for two fallen champions in Matt Hughes and Rich Franklin.

The drama factor is higher with this event than most, as focal acts in the stories of some of MMA's finest fighters are played out on this night. Randy Couture comes back to fight in a division that he was essentially battered out of by larger men a few years back (none of whom were as large as Tim Sylvia). Couture left the Light Heavyweight division after losing twice to the division's then premier striker, Chuck Liddell, to face one of the Heavyweight division's then premier strikers in Sylvia.

With Matt Hughes and Rich Franklin, we get to see just what they've got left to offer after suffering extremely decisive losses in their respective weight classes. Georges St. Pierre painted a masterpiece in his dismantling of Hughes at UFC 65, picking Hughes apart on the feet and shucking off all takedown attempts. Hughes returns against TUF runner up Chris "Lights Out" Lytle. Hughes declares that he will return to his wrestling roots in this fight - the skill set that brought him to his status as the greatest welterweight champion the sport has seen.

Who can forget the image of Rich Franklin being manhandled in the clinch by a highly-touted fighter from Pride? It was one of those fights that is almost difficult to watch (ALMOST). Franklin simply had no answer for Anderson Silva's muay thai clinch at UFC 67. Franklin returns to face Jason McDonald, who has recently been making a habit of upsetting fan favorites. He is called "the spoiler" in the UFC and he has had to fight for many years, through career ups and downs, to get to the UFC. Each man has much to prove in this bout - so the stage is set for something special to happen.

I will not go into the details of any of the above fights, but each is significant and each is worth watching. The undercard fights are pretty solid, as well. We have Jon Fitch hoping to continue on his unbeaten path to a welterweight title bid, Matt Hamill from TUF, heavy-handed Drew McFedries taking on fellow striker Martin Kampmann, Babalu Sobral vs. Jason Lambert and a couple of other preliminary bouts that round out a stellar fight card.

This is highly recommended viewing for any MMA fan."
"Randy's coming out of retirement 'cause he thinks he can be
Wolfe Moffat | Franklinville, NY | 09/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"That was said in the traditional gladiator introduction of UFC 68. When a friend who used to work with me approached me and announced that Sylvia was defending his title, I thought it was cool. When I heard he was taking on Randy Couture, I laughed out loud. Tim Sylvia's words are in my title above. These were the words of myself, and quite possibly many others, "This fight is gonna be over in less than a round! Couture doesn't stand a chance." I figured that the return of "The Natural" was great, but I thought that it was rather bold on his part. I thought Tim Sylvia was going to take his head off, just like Chuck Liddell did in UFC 52 and 57. There was one thing I was forgetting. Tim Sylvia isn't Chuck Liddell. I wasn't expecting the MAIN EVENT to be such a big deal. After all, Matt Hughes, Rich Franklin, and Renato "Babalu" Sobral are on the card too! ALL these guys were coming off of losses. What's the big deal about Randy coming out of retirement? Just gonna get beat, go home, come back to the Octagon, and lose some more. He's washed up! That was really stupid to think.

I also remember when my friend approached me at work after UFC 68. We hadn't seen each other in about a week. He didn't just walk up to me. He RAN up to me. And the first words out of his mouth were, "Oh boy! I've been waiting to see you. You missed one of the best UFCs I've ever seen!" Oh yeah? It was that good, huh? "The Randy Couture and Tim Sylvia was the greatest fight I've ever seen! The first 12 seconds of the fight were worth it alone!!!" How long did this fight last? "It went the distance. Unanimous decision. Oh man! Just wait until you see this fight!" So, if you were like me, you missed the PPV, and you had to wait for the DVD. If you've seen the fight, you can't quit talking about it. But that's the problem. Including undercard fights, there are 9 total fights on this DVD, and this was indeed a 5 star rating! Here are the fights, including the one I've been ranting and raving about.

Jamie Varner vs. Jason Gilliam: The Worm takes on The Gizzard! Pretty quick submission in a little over a minute.

Gleison Tibau vs. Jason Dent: This goes all 3 rounds. Dent wants this to stay on the feet, Tibau wants it to go to the ground. It is a unanimous decision

Jon Fitch vs. Luigi Fioravanti: Pretty good bout that ends with a submission in round 2.

Matt Hamill vs. Rex Holman: The deaf kid from TUF 3 who impressed all. He impresses in this as well with a first round TKO!!

Renato Sobral vs. Jason Lambert: Quite frankly, this was a great fight. And it ended with what I'd call a surprise knock out in round 2!

Matt Hughes vs. Chris Lytle: This was a 3 round battle that went to a unanimous decision. It had it's moments, but you can probably guess who dominated most of this fight.

Rich Franklin vs. Jason MacDonald: Franklin's fightin' in his home town!! He's ready to put on a show that is over with after 2 rounds.

Martin Kampmann vs. Drew McFedries: This was pretty good. What was really interesting was the comeback, as well as the submission in the first round.

Tim Sylvia vs. Randy Couture: Have you seen this fight? Have you watched the first 12 seconds, let alone the rest of this fight?! When Joe Rogan is left speechless, you know that this is worth talking about!!!

What more is there to say? Watch this event! Nothing disappointing at ALL about this!!"