UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II Detail :
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Product DescriptionThe Ultimate Fighting Championship's biggest event of 2012 comes to Las Vegas, and it's fitting that the UFC 148 main event is the long-awaited middleweight championship rematch between pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva and his heated rival, number one contender Chael Sonnen. Plus, UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz makes his final Octagon appearance in a rubber match against Forrest Griffin, striking wizard Cung Le seeks his first UFC win against Canadian knockout artist Patrick Cote, and much, much more from a history-making event that shook up the mixed martial arts world.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II (DVD)Alright, I'll just get right to the point. Having the opportunity to watch the prelims live for this card I had a lot of the initial excitement for this card burn away fast. It mainly was due to the fact that all of the prelims ended by decision. Granted, I can understand a hard fought fight going the distance or even applauding two fighters for giving an amazing fight that ends by judges decision. What I got from this card though was a bunch of fighters fighting not to lose, as opposed to fighting for the win. So many of the fighters were tentative and unwilling to engage with their opponents, in the same fashion that they are able to walk away with little damage and claimed to have won out by points but I really didn't witness any fighter seem to give their heart and soul out there in the first hours of this card and that is frustrating to watch, especially given that this card had been promoted up the wazoo.
Mike Easton took on Ivan Menjivar in the first fight of the main card. While I would like to go into more detail this fight just continued in the same fashion of the prelims where both fighters didn't take it into the second gear and it really left me with an underwhelming feeling in the gut. Another decision.
Cody McKenzie made his Featherweight debut in the second fight of the night. McKenzie is an Ultimate Fighter alumni primarily known for having an extremely awkward and effective guillotine which has been used in nearly every one of his victories in his career. Having had a rocky career at Lightweight during his time in the UFC McKenzie looked to reinvigorate himself by entering the Featherweight division. There to welcome him was Chad Mendes. Mendes can be best known was the once undefeated #1 contender to Jose Aldo's title until he was knocked out by said champion in the first pay-per-view of this year. Looking to get back to his winning ways Mendes was looking to win this in spectacular fashion. I'm so thankful this fight ended the way it did. This fight ended under the first minute of competition with a quick and decisive finish that finally stopped the tirade of boring decisions.
In the following fight Demian Maia fought against Dong Hyun Kim. Maia was making his Welterweight debut in this fight and give how tiny he was at Middleweight I would say it was certainly a good decision, even after seeing him turn into another proverbial Mike Swick. It also gave the Welterweight division an interesting fighter to think about as he's among the most dangerous Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the UFC, and in a division mostly dominated by strong wrestlers I'm pretty intrigued in seeing how he does. As for Dong Hyun Kim, he's only lost once in his career to current Interim-Welterweight champion Carlos Condit. So, while not being in the lead for a title shot he was still plenty dangerous. Now, the fight itself was certainly quick but not in a good way. While I suppose it's better that the fight did end quickly, the manner in which it ended was quite poor as it was an injury that simply came out of nowhere after a single takedown. Now, those who have yet to see the fight might not understand but watch the fight and I think you'll understand the lake luster feeling I get from this fight.
This next fight was being called fight of the night before it even happened and that is certainly not what happened. Cung Le made his debut in the UFC in what was one of the best fights of 2011 against Wanderlei Silva. He's the kind of striker with enough fancy kicks that he keeps other fighters guessing and utilizes his skill set very effectively having finished every one of his opponents. Patrick Cote, while not the same kind of striker, does possess some good power. He's returning back to the UFC on a four fight win streak and looking to get back to the top once more, or at least as close to the top with Anderson Silva around.... Most people expected these two to go out and destroy each other, or at least make the fight extremely exciting. Unfortunately the fight was hampered by one fighter's inability to push the action with another fighter's gas tank emptying before the third round leaving a lot to be desired for a good portion of the fight.
This was it, Tito Ortiz's last fight. In many ways, it seems appropriate that it was Forrest Griffin was his last opponent. Their first two fights have been absolute classics with each fighter scoring the victory by split decision. So, to put the final pin on the debate of who was the better fighter these two men would go to war once again. Now, there's a lot I could say about both fighters but I'm not really sure I should say anything. Honestly, I'm a fan of both men and was excited at the prospect of finally seeing the rubber match take place. The fight really felt just like rounds 7, 8, and 9 in their feud. While some different things were demonstrated in this third compared to the last two it... Read more
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Decent Card Overall,
This review is from: UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II (DVD)The fights with Chael Sonnen vs Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz vs Forrest Griffin were good enough alone to make this dvd worth buying. The whole fight card itself though is just average when compared to all the rest of the UFC events.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
memorable if you saw it live,
This review is from: UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II (DVD)If you saw UFC 148 live, then it was a fantastic night of fighting! I think if you saw it live then this would be awesome to get!! its pretty memorable. there were 3 fights that went to a decision and 2 of those fights... if i had to describe it for one word.....WAR!!!! when i saw it live, the fights kept me standing!!! and the main event did not go by decision but it was an awesome fight! its a ppv i will never regret buying!!! and there are fighters that we have all heard of before on this ppv!! should you get this?! one word.....YES!!!!!!!
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