"I loved the DVD, but it was definitely packaged for the bloodthirsty fans. I am a practitioner of martial arts and while some of the more technical groundfights may be boring for tourists and WWF fans who want to see a brawl, there is a lot of strategy and technique involved. Hits offers little of the technical fights and provides a ton of the nastiest, bloodiest fights the UFC has to offer.While most of the fights are just big brawls, they are still entertaining to watch. Some of the later fights featuring Belfort, Frye and Abbott show the values of cross training. One trick ponies don't get very far in the UFC.One big complaint is that the DVD advertises "multiple angle's", which isn't particularly accurate. There is one multiple angle fight in the special feature's from UFC 2, so don't expect to be able to switch the angle's around while you watch all those old fights. Won't happen.The one thing the UFC taught us is there aren't really superior martial arts so much as superior martial artists, and this DVD proves it."
UFC RULES !
jackvaldez | 07/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great, value-for-money purchase for the specific market niche UFC attracts, or martial artists and fight afficionados in particular. Featuring several of the best (but not necessarily the "top" best) fights in UFC history, UFC Hits 1 includes interviews with Frank Shamrock and Tito Ortiz as well as a multi-camera fight section. Included in this collection are fan-fave confrontations between the legendary Royce Gracie & Kimo, Dan Severn & Mad Dog Macias, Tank Abbot & Don Frye, Vitor Belfort & Scott Ferrozo, and Belfort & Abbot. From what originally seemed to be a showcase of Brazilian / Gracie jujitsu, the UFC has slowly evolved into a forum which proves that the "best" martial art is really, truly eclectic, and one needs the right combination of punching, kicking, trapping and grappling skills - along with luck and, of course, a fighting heart - to emerge victorious. And that no matter how well one performs, there will always be someone better.I highly recommend this DVD not only to the UFC fan but also to anyone interested in gaining even a superficial knowledge in realistic combat and in defending oneself - using the martial arts - under life-threatening conditions."
When No Holds Barred actually meant NO HOLDS BARRED
NATHAN S R RARERE | Auckland, . New Zealand | 05/13/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"You will see.... A guy get kicked in the face when he's down on all fours.... A guy get punched in the noots 10 times by a Kung Fu Master.... A guy get punched square in the face while he is on the ground spazzing out after being knocked out.... And you'll also learn to never be excited watching Boxing again.... This is the most brutal UFC tape you can buy...it's a little on the extra brutal side as their are only about 5 submission victories on their....this isn't generally how matches go but it does show you why developing an effecting ground game will save you in any street fight. This tape features fights from the old days of UFC when their weren't many cross training fighters and we got to see how the different martial arts stacked up against each other...and how quickly it became apparent that Jiu Jitsu was the Kryptonite to the other fighting arts. This tape features tons of great KOs and is packed with fearless fighters. VITOR BELFORT's vs TRE TELLIGNAN and VITOR vs TANK are the two most spectacular fights I've ver seen. Enjoy"
List of fights (Sherdog.com for fighter info and results)
smiley | Seattle, WA USA | 12/08/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"UFC Hits Vol 1 Gerard Gordeau vs Teila Tuli - UFC 1, Pat Smith vs Scott Morris - UFC 2, Remco Pardoel vs Orlando Weit - UFC 2, Keith Hackney vs Emmanuel Yarborough - UFC 3, Harold Howard vs Roland Payne - UFC 3, Royce Gracie vs Kimo Leopoldo - UFC 3, Keith Hackney vs Joe Son - UFC 4, Dan Severn vs Anthony Macias - UFC 4, Dave Beneteau vs Asbel Cancio - UFC 5, John Hess vs Andy Anderson - UFC 5, David 'Tank' Abbott vs John Matua - UFC 6, Paul Varelans vs Cal Worsham - UFC 6, Marco Ruas vs Paul Varelans (clip) - UFC 7, Gary Goodridge vs Paul Herrara - UFC 8, Mark Hall vs Koji Kitao - UFC 9, Don Frye vs Amaury Bitetti (clip) - UFC 9, Mark Coleman vs Don Frye (clip) - UFC 10, Brian Johnston vs Resa Nazri - UFC 11, Scott Ferrozzo vs David 'Tank' Abbott (clip) - UFC 11, David 'Tank' Abbott vs Cal Worsham - UFC - Ultimate Ultimate 96, David 'Tank' Abbott vs Steve Nelmark - UFC - Ultimate Ultimate 96, Don Frye vs David 'Tank' Abbott - UFC - Ultimate Ultimate 96, Vitor Belfort vs Tra Telligman - UFC 12, Vitor Belfort vs Scott Ferrozzo - UFC 12, Guy Mezger vs Tito Ortiz - UFC 13, Vitor Belfort vs David 'Tank' Abbott - UFC 13, Maurice Smith vs Mark Coleman (clip) - UFC 14, Mark Kerr vs Greg Stott - UFC 15, Randy Couture vs Vitor Belfort - UFC 15, Frank Shamrock vs Kevin Jackson - UFC - Ultimate Japan 1, Mikey Burnett vs Eugenio Tadeu (clip) - UFC 16, Frank Shamrock vs Igor Zinoviev - UFC 16 "
Baddest Nights, Greatest Fights
Matt | NJ | 03/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This edition of UFC Hits takes us from UFC 1 all the way through to UFC 16, selecting choice fights from these events.
Royce Gracie is dominant in the earliest events, employing tactics that people simply weren't prepared to defend against. Gracie then slowly gives way to new talent as it emerges. There are quite a few Tank Abbott fights included, also. We get to see some of his most memorable fights and knockouts - but we then get to see the "end" of the Tank Abbott era when he meets young Vitor Belfort. Belfort thrashes Abbott very easily, utilizing his amazing hand speed and power. With Belfort came a new, higher level of talent into the UFC.
The Belfort/Couture fight is one of the best fights on the DVD (if not the very best). You will appreciate the fight regardless, but even moreso if you've seen their two more recent fights. These are two truly amazing mixed martial artists early in their UFC careers.
We then see Frank Shamrock emerge toward the end of this DVD edition, at about the same time Tito Ortiz makes his debut (still a college student at the time). There is a bonus interview conducted inside the octagon with Shamrock and Ortiz, as they were soon to face-off. This fight is included on UFC Hits 2.
This is a great collection of fights - there are about 40 fights totaling 2 hours of action. Classic knockouts, submissions and all-out battles... Highly recommended!"