MIXED MARTIAL ARTS SUPERSTARS BATTLE IT OUT IN SOME OF THE BIGGEST, MOST BRUTAL FIGHTS IN HISTORY AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON DVD
Collection Of Fierce Face-Offs Enters The Cage On DVD October 12 Including Rare Special Features Such As Never-Before-Broadcast Fights And Exclusive Fighter Interviews.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (October 5, 2010) – A hard-hitting collection of brutal battles and thrilling knockouts featuring some of the greatest fighters of the world championship mixed martial arts (MMA) league, STRIKEFORCE MMA slams its way onto DVD October 12 from Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. This two-disc set is a must-have for MMA fans and includes the hottest fights of 2010—previously seen only on SHOWTIME®—along with rare bonus features including never-before-broadcast fights and exclusive interviews.
One of the world’s fastest growing sports, MMA has been selling out arenas and producing some of the fiercest competitors ever to hit the ring. Headlined by some of the biggest names in the sport today, STRIKEFORCE MMA includes unforgettable match-ups such as the recent stunning upset of the consensus No. 1 fighter in the world and arguably the greatest fighter of all-time, Russian heavyweight Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko. Also featured is Robbie Lawler’s hard-punching cage fight against Renato “Babalu” Sobral at STRIKEFORCE: Live. Plus, the collection includes unaired undercard fights from STRIKEFORCE: Heavy Artillery in which Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem defends his heavyweight title against knockout artist Brett “The Grim” Rogers. Additional main card fights from the event include match-ups between Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva along with Roger Gracie’s rear naked choke submission of Kevin Randleman.
Filled with explosive mixed martial arts action, STRIKEFORCE MMA will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $29.99 US and $34.99 CAN.
The STRIKEFORCE MMA DVD is a two-disc set presented in 16×9 Widescreen with English 2.0 Stereo. The DVD is not rated in the U.S. and rated 14A (for violence) in Canada. The total running time is approximately 5 hours 30 minutes. The DVD disc breakdown is as follows:
• STRIKEFORCE: Heavy Artillery Featuring:
• Alistair Overeem vs. Brett Rogers, May 15, 2010
• Antwain Britt vs. Rafael Feijao
• Roger Gracie vs. Kevin Randleman
• “Jacare” Souza vs. Joey Villasenor
• Andrei Arlovski vs. Antonio Silva
• Post Fight Interview
• STRIKEFORCE: Live Featuring:
• Robbie Lawler vs. “Babalu” Sobral, June 16, 2010
• Hugo Sandoval vs. Marcus Kowal
• Jeremy Umphries vs. R.J. Clifford
• KJ Noons vs. Conor Heun
• Tim Kennedy vs. Trevor Prangley
• Evangelista Cyborg vs. Marius Zaromskis
• Post Fight Interview
• STRIKEFORCE: Fedor vs. Werdum Featuring:
• Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabricio Werdum, June 26, 2010
• Bobby Stack vs. Derrick Burnsed
• Yancy Medeiros vs. Gareth Joseph
• Bret Bergmark vs. Vagner Rocha
• Chris Cope vs. Ron Keslar
• Josh Thomson vs. Pat Healy
• Cris Cyborg vs. Jan Finney
• Cung Le vs. Scott Smith
• Post Fight Interview
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Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.
STRIKEFORCE (www.strikeforce.com) is a world-class mixed martial arts cage fight promotion which, on Friday, March 10, 2006, made history with its "Shamrock vs. Gracie" event, the first sanctioned mixed martial arts fight card in California state history. The star-studded extravaganza, which pitted legendary champion Frank Shamrock against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Cesar Gracie at San Jose’s HP Pavilion, played host to a sold-out, record crowd of 18,265. Since 1995, STRIKEFORCE, sanctioned by ISKA, has been the exclusive provider of martial arts programming for ESPN and, after 12 years of success as a leading, world championship kickboxing promotion, the company unveiled its mixed martial arts (MMA) series with "Shamrock vs. Gracie." In May 2008, West Coast Productions, the parent company of STRIKEFORCE, partnered with Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment (SVS&E), an entity created in 2000 to oversee all business operation aspects of the San Jose Sharks and HP Pavilion at San Jose. In March 2009, STRIKEFORCE signed a multi-year agreement with SHOWTIME® to stage live events on the premium cable television network. The promotion has since also produced two live, primetime events on the CBS Television Network.
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Street Date: October 12, 2010
Pricing: $29.99 US/ $34.99 CAN
Catalog #: 895114
Runtime: 5 hours 33 minutes
U.S. Rating: NR
Canadian Rating: 14A for violence
Melissa Romley / Nicole Yavasile