The UFC always manages to outdo itself by staging better, harder, and more brutal wrestling bouts as each year passes. Naturally 2007 was no exception! This 3 hour DVD includes never-before-seen on free television fights l... more »ike Liddell vs Jackson, Silvia vs Couture and St-Pierre vs Hughes. Also contains additional footage that did not air during the Spike TV special including exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes action!« less
Vicente L. (vinniethewop) from STANWOOD, WA Reviewed on 9/9/2009...
the best fights of 2007 hands down
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Best Fights of 2007
MMAfan | USA | 03/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First off before I list the matches, all the matches are shown in their entirtey, over 4 hrs worth on 2 discs!!
Matches Include: Frankie Edgar vs Tyson Griffin (UFC 67) Martin Kampmann vs Drew Mcfedries (UFC 68) Kenny Florian vs Dokonjokosuke Mishima (Fight Night) Georges St-Pierre vs Matt Serra (UFC 69) Mirko Cro Cop vs Gabriel Gonzaga (UFC 70) Keith Jardine vs Houston Alexander (UFC 71) Chuck Liddell vs Quinton jackson (UFC 71) Sam Stout vs Spencer Fisher (Fight Night) Tyson Griffin vs Clay Guida (UFC 72) Alesio Sakara vs Houston Alexander (UFC 75) Marcus Davis vs Paul Taylor (UFC 75) Quinton Jackson vs Dan Henderson (UFC 75) Shogun Rua vs Forrest Griffin (UFC 76) Jon Koppenhaver vs Jared Rollins (TUF Finale) Roger Huerta vs Clay Guida (TUF Finale) Chuck Liddell vs Wanderlei Silva (UFC 79) George St-Pierre vs Matt Hughes (UFC 79)
*Also note, Anderson Silva is on the cover but none of his fights are shown."
Excellent collection, but lacking Couture's legendary fights
Ron Cole | 03/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This 2-disk DVD set is an incredible collection of exciting UFC fights from 2007. Even if you already own most of the full fight cards from their individual event DVDs, there's just something about being able to pop a single disk into your player and watching excellent bout after excellent bout that makes this set worth buying. _Best of 2007_ is a great introduction to the UFC for new fans, as most (but not all) of the big-name fighters are on it. My favorite use of this set, however, has been to have all of the matches play on the big-screen TV during a party - guests tend to float around it during their mingling, as it provides an interesting conversation piece. :)
The problem with this set is that it not only lacks the most talked-about fight of 2007, but many of the runner-ups are also missing. The most talked about fight, of course, was Randy Couture's battle against Tim Sylvia at UFC 68 - a bout that turned Couture into a world-famous superstar rather than just an MMA hero. Since that bout went the distance (25 minutes), I can see why it wasn't included - but that doesn't explain why Couture's equally-famous match against Gonzaga at UFC 74 was ignored (an extremely bloody match that resulted in broken bones and a TKO). Couture's departure from the UFC in late 2007 is probably to blame for his fights not being in this collection, but he's not the only fighter who's disappearance will confuse fans. Middleweight champion Anderson Silva DOMINATED name opponents (including former champion Rich Franklin) throughout 2007, but his full fights are not on these DVDs. B.J. Penn put on a legendary display of Octagon skill against Jens Pulver at The Ultimate Fighter 5 finale, but that match isn't included, either. The list goes on and on...
Best of 2007 has two interesting bonus features. The first is a featurette entitled "2007 Behind the Scenes" that contains interviews and locker room footage describing the main UFC fights of 2007 (though still lacking any details of Couture's huge accomplishments). The second is a multi-angle enabled fight between Marcus Davis and Paul Taylor that allows viewers to see the events from any of the four Octagon cameras. These features probably won't interest casual UFC fans, but hardcore UFC followers should find them worth playing.
Conclusion: This is a five star collection of fights that is well worth the retail price. It is not, however, a complete representation of the best fights of 2007, which is why I can only give it four stars. I still highly recommend it, even with its flaws.
Full Fights Included: DVD 1: Frank Edgar vs. Tyson Griffin Martin Kampmann vs. Drew McFedries Kenny Florian vs. Dokonjonosuke Mishima George St. Pierre (GSP) vs. Matt Serra Mirko Filipovic(Cro Cop) vs Gabriel Gonzaga Keith Jardine vs. Houston Alexander Chuck Liddell vs. Quinton Jackson Sam Stout vs. Spencer Fisher Tyson Griffin vs. Clay Guida Alesio Sakara vs. Houston Alexander Marcus Davis vs. Paul Taylor Quinton Jackson vs. Dan Henderson
Disk 2 Mauricio Rua (Shogun) vs. Forrest Griffin Jon Koppenhaver vs. Jared Rollins Roger Huerta vs. Clay Guida Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva George St. Pierre (GSP) vs. Matt Hughes "
One tiny problem
C. Lee | 03/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The fight bewteen Sam Stout vs Spencer Fisher is missing the entire second round. what is up with that?"
innosynze | McAllen,TX | 04/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great set of fights. It includes some fights that were on fight nights and TUF finales. The only things wrong with the dvd is that Anderson Silva is on the front of the cover, but none of his fights are shown and Couture's fights are not on here. Also on my dvd the entire Spencer Fisher vs. Sam Stout fight was present so I dont know whats wrong with the other reviewer's copy."