There's nothing like the classics, and with this release, fight fans can witness some of the most controversial and high-impact brawls in UFC history. There are no rounds, no rules, and no way out once these fighters step into the ring, and when the fists start flying all bets are off until a body hits the mat.
Closed Caption; Royce Gracie interview: The Kimo Battle; Sherdog.com interview: Eveloution of the UFC; Fight selections; Interactive menus
UFC 3 comes to us from Charlotte, North Carolina and features the return of Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock, and the debut of Kimo Leopoldo. Everyone anticipated a return bout of Gracie vs Shamrock in the Final, but alas injuries would not allow this to happen. UFC 3 also returns to the original format of 8 fighters in the 1st round, with the winners progressing onward. Once again, there is an interesting mix of fighters squared off against each other with their respective martial arts disciplines on display. 1st Round Matchups: 1. 6'8" 616 pd Emmanuel Yarbrough (Sumo) vs Keith Hackney (Kempo Kung Fu) 2. Ken Shamrock (Shootfighting) vs Christophe Leininger (Judo) 3. Roland Payne (Muy Thai) vs Harold Howard (Karate) 4. Royce Gracie (Jiu-Jitsu) vs Kimo Leopoldo (Tae Kwon Do) The 1st round fights lasted a bit longer than some of the fights in the first 2 UFC's. The best fight for me was Gracie vs Kimo. Kimo was very tough, and Gracie's most difficult opponent to date. Also, once again we have a huge Sumo fighter taking on a karate expert, and the outcome is to be expected. As mentioned in other reviews, the Final is disappointing, as several fighters were injured in their fights, and unable to continue. Overall, this DVD does not have as great of fights as the 1st 2 UFC's, but it still provides plenty of knockouts and submissions for the UFC fan