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UFC 53 - Heavy Hitters (2005)

Andrei Arlovski , Paul Buentello , Anthony Giordano  |  NR |  DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Andrei Arlovski, Paul Buentello, Bruce Buffer, Shonie Carter, Nick Diaz
  • Directors: Anthony Giordano
  • Writers: Joe Silva
  • Producers: Al Connal, Bruce Connal, Dana White, Frank Fertitta, Lorenzo Fertitta
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Studio Works
  • DVD Release Date: December 26, 2005
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000B5XSIK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #248,615 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "UFC 53 - Heavy Hitters" on IMDb

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some Good Fights April 8, 2006
Format:DVD
Some really good fights at this event, it's like a continuation of UFC 52 which was also a very good event. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu phenom Nick Diaz shows off his well rounded skills by duking it out with Koji Oishi, with an ending similar to his previous stand-up battle with Robbie Lawler at UFC 47. Nate Quarry gets his chance to show his skills that he couldn't show due to injury on The Ultimate Fighter, against cagey veteran Shonie Carter. It's another stand-up war with an explosive finish.

Karo Parisyan and Matt Serra go the distance in a very exciting match. They're both masters on the ground, but also well rounded fighters who throw with aggression on their feet. Even though it went to a decision, both fighters tried to end it throughout the fight, so it's far from a boring decision fight.

Charles Mccarthy and David Loiseau is a classic grappler vs. striker match. Loiseau the striker, drops some vicious elbows from the top, while Mccarthy the grappler, makes several submission attempts. The explosive finish features one of the most brutal body shots in UFC history.

Even Tanner and Rich Franklin engage in a mostly stand up battle, which is surprising considering Tanner's tendency to unleash ground and pound fury on his opponents. Tanner worked hard on his boxing skills, and it shows when he drops Franklin, damn near knocking him out. Tanner's stand up has improved, but it's not quite up to Franklin's level yet, and Franklin turns his face into hamburger meat by the end.

In the main event, up and coming heavyweight Justin Eilers takes on dominant heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski. Eilers has heavy hands, and Arlovski has a questionable chin, but Eilers is a huge underdog against the superbly skilled Arlovski.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Production and Event April 23, 2008
By MMAfan
Format:DVD
One thing I like about this dvd release is that they have all the replays and most interviews after the fights. That's one thing missing from almost every UFC event DVD but they have it here! Now onto the event, it was a decent show. Like other reviewers have mentioned, the show does feature lots of mismatches. The guy Diaz fought was a joke, he was so bad even I could have beat him with 1 arm tied behind my back. Quarry did great along with Griffin and Arlovski. Serra vs Parisyian was a great fight and opens with a bang! Overall, if you want to expand your UFC collection, this is a great event to get!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Wrong Main Event Featured September 27, 2006
Format:DVD
UFC 53 - Heavy Hitters featured two (or 1 ˝) title matches along with interesting match-ups to round out the card.

The night was kicked off with a fight featuring young, but experienced Cesar Gracie fighter Nick Diaz. Diaz had already 4 fights under his belt with only one loss against the talented Karo Parisyan. His opponent was Pancrase fighter who was experienced and versatile. Koji Oishi was a solid fighter who had many decision victories in the Pancrase Organization. This fight Diaz and Oishi would end in an obvious knockout considering the strategy the loser would pathetically employ. Easily, the funniest fight of the night.

Canadian fighter David Loiseau and his sharp elbows was back to reestablish himself as a contender for Evan Tanner's 185lb belt. Loiseau nearly sliced Gideon Ray's head in two at UFC 51. In this awesome display, he lined himself up for a tough challenge against a UFC newcomer. As a smaller show standout, Charles "Chainsaw" McCarthy was pumped and ready for a shot at the big leagues. The fight between the Crow and Chainsaw would feature a rare spinning thrust kick that set up a match ending flying knee! A true highlight reel of a fight!

The sport of MMA has characters and veterans; the one fighter that has both of these two in check is "Mr. International" Shonie Carter. As a veteran of 50 MMA fights and other countless combat related arts, Carter was accustomed to a fight, regardless of what level. His charismatic behavior provides as a plucky comedy relief at times, but in the ring he is all business. This was to be his first fight in the UFC since losing via knockout to Pat Miletich at UFC 32 in June of 2001. His opposition this night would be against a veteran in age only, but certainly not a novice.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Franklin wins the championship March 20, 2006
Format:DVD
This was a very good UFC event. We got to see the pay-per-view debut of Ultimate Fighter winner Forrest Griffin vs. Bill Mahood. Arlovski takes an unnecessary fight with Juston Eilers while he awaits the return of Frank Mir for the championship unification bout. These fights are both somewhat anticlimactic, but they're definitely worth seeing.

Paul Buentelo displays impressive hands for the second time in UFC competition, making a further case for a title shot. David Louiseau wins his fight, but is not all that impressive in victory. Nate Quarry, fresh from the Ultimate Fighter competition (most of which he missed due to injury) also displays impressive striking skills. Rich Franklin has a rematch against Evan Tanner, who time and time again, proves to be a warrior. This is a good fight...

There are solid bonus features, as usual - where you get to see behind-the-scenes footage of the fighters from weigh-in to post-fight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The unfounded hate for this event is unfounded
UFC 53 is one of my personal favorite UFC DVDs. Only one fight goes the distance, Serra/Parisyan, and it's actually really good for the full 15 minutes. Read more
Published on August 6, 2010 by MMAPhreak21
5.0 out of 5 stars HEAVY hitters
I love it when the title lives up to it's name. Here are the bouts:

NICK DIAZ VS. KOJI OISHI-I rememebr seeing this on Ultimate Knockouts. Read more
Published on October 11, 2006 by morgoth
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best, but better than I thought it would be.
There are some lame fights on this card without a doubt, but there are also some really good fights as well. Rich Franklin vs. Read more
Published on August 2, 2006 by death
1.0 out of 5 stars absolutely horrible.
Just terrible and not worth the money. The fights are horrible and the fighters have very little skill. Puchase PRIDE instead where the best fighters in the WORLD come to fight.
Published on July 10, 2006 by jenspulver11
1.0 out of 5 stars an absolute joke of an event
UFC 53 is a joke of an event, especially the main event. The heavyweight division in the UFC is complete drab and this prematurely ending main event is no exception. Read more
Published on July 9, 2006 by masakatsufunaki7
2.0 out of 5 stars A Very Dull and Uninteresting Event
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Published on July 9, 2006 by robbypark
3.0 out of 5 stars UFC 53: Heavy Hitters
Koji Oishi vs. Nick Diaz - Oishi has one of the worst stand-up stances I've ever seen and Diaz makes him pay for it. Read more
Published on February 1, 2006 by Orton Believer
5.0 out of 5 stars under rated ppv
It def wasnt one of the best. However with not alot of big named fights on the card it still delievered.

Serra vs Karo was fun. Read more
Published on October 4, 2005 by Mark DiMeo
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