"Love UFC and other MMA competitions. This is a great DVD for those people who do not want to buy each and every UFC out there. It covers the best fights between UFC 17 up to UFC Japan. The first 8 fights are cut and edited, so don't expect a lot of action (average showtime for each fight: 2 minutes). They go by pretty quickly. However, they are taken from some of the best fights ever, and reveal just how diverse a fighter needs to be in order to win UFC (unlike the first UFCs, where it would be kickboxer vs. grappler- now it is strictly MMA vs. MMA). The last 5 fights are unedited (nice length), and fantastic! Tito Ortiz vs. Frank Shamrock is one of, if not, the best. Eugene Jackson shows some great patience against a newcomer in UFC Japan, and in the very last fight, Rizzo vs. TK, both fighters try to prove once again why he is one of the best fighters of all time. Much more defense in this video than a lot of the earlier UFCs. This video does not have the violence and gore held in the previous videos. It is more likely to please those audience memebers who are intensely interested in MMA (like myself). However, the average guy on a few beers will most likely drool over this DVD as well. The interview with Bas Rutton is really cool, though the two "special" fights (where you can switch camera angles) are pretty lame. They come from the earliest of UFCs, and are over pretty quickly (although they are pretty intense, even for being strictly "one-discipline" fights). Overall, a great buy. The 13 (plus 2) fights are great, especially the last 5 unedited fights. Great selection of fighters, from the names (Tank, Tito, Rizzo) to the unknowns. Buy this DVD if you are a fan of MMA and UFC."
This video sucks compared to volume 1!
Jeffrey R. Tilley Jr. | 01/30/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this video full well knowing that it wasn't gonna be as good as the first one, but it was worst than I thought! The video's only redeeming features are the Shamrock Ortiz fight and maybe the first few fights, but after that, it becomes a snoozefest. If you like non stop action, this probably isn't for you. If you like watching fights where people are on their backs or held against a fence for 80% of the fight, then by all means, pick this one up."
Painfully Awesome! Great Video!
Michael Crane | Orland Park, IL USA | 07/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Imagine all of the best moments and best fights in UFC history, and now imagine them all on one tape. (Or on one DVD in some cases.) I love the UFC. It's very good stuff. Painful to watch at times, but still very awesome.The cool thing about this is that all of the long moments of fights were nothing is really going on are taken out. You're taken to the beginning of a fight, or to one that's already in progress, making sure that you only see the best.Great fighters in this one. You get to see Tank Abbott, Tito Ortiz, Steve Judson, Mark Coleman, and many, many more. It's pretty long too, about 118 minutes. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me. I'll have to check out Vol. 1 when I get the chance.Very nasty and brutal knock-outs included. Brutal submissions. Intense competition. And yes, the very popular confrontation between Tito and Ken Shamrock after one of the matches. Wow....Tito not a very good sport, I guess. He just gave Shamrock the "Steve Austin" gesture!If you love the UFC, buy this now! I recommend that you see the actual full length events that are available on tape to fully appreciate this, but this is a great companion, and great for when you only want to see the best of the best. A very worthy purchase, or at least I thought it was."
Great battles. KO's and SUBMISSION. It has it all!
Hoeksema | Groningen Netherlands | 03/30/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you enjoyed watching UFC hits volume 1, i expect you will get a good time by watching this DVD. The fights on this DVD are somewhat different than the ones that can be seen on UFC hits 1. The other reviewers of this DVD also mentioned this. What i especially like about this DVD, is that most of the fights shown lasted longer than the fight on UFC hits 1. You can watch the complete match of Frank Shamrock vs. Tito Ortiz. That means more than 15 minutes of action. What an athlete Shamrock is. I am a great fan of the fighting style of Marco Ruas and for that reason find it great to see Pedro Rizzo representing the Ruas Vale Tudo style. Especially the match against the vicious 'Tank' Abbott in Ultimate Brazil.
There are som extra features on this dvd that are worth mentioning. The multi-angle kamera fight of Orlando Weit is one that you should not forget to watch.
Also the interview with Bas Rutten is quit interesting. He tells the viewer that in highschool he was't a popular guy at all and he had astma. A while ago he had a reunion and met his old classmates and they all turned out to be losers in a bad physical shape. He got the microphone and asks if there are persons who still wanted to fight with him. Great guy, Bas Rutten. Also a great fight can be seen on this dvd with this former King of Pancrase.
Interesting fights with KO's as well as submissions. A great DVD."
A lot for your money
Jeffrey R. Tilley Jr. | USA | 08/14/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you watch Hits 1 & 2 back to back, it's like watching the evolution of MMA tournaments. The first DVD contains quick bloody brawls with lopsided matchups. As the DVD progresses, the opponents become more diverse and the fights become a lot more that simple brawls or 1 minute knockouts.The fights in Hits 2 are far more technical and the opponents are more evenly matched. Some spectators might complain that these fights are boring compared to the ones in Hits 1, others may complain that the rules have changed for the worse, making "No Hold Barred" a thing of the past. I think Hits 2 is equally enjoyable, just... different. There isn't the mad adrenaline we saw in the first... but there's a lot of strategy. The new breed of MMA fighters draw their talents and skills from a lot of tools, and althought the matches are quick, they take their time and utilize their enrgy more efficiently.So, if you want the nasty fights, be sure to buy Hits 1. If you want to see strategy, get this one. If you're a big fan, you'll get both."