Synopsis by Nathan Southern
The Zuffa Entertainment-sponsored UFC (or Ultimate Fighting Championship) is an infamous MMA (mixed martial arts) competition between some of the toughest powerhouse fighters on Earth, who spar with one another using Muay Thai, boxing, Brazilian ju-jitsu, and karate. The home release Ultimate Fighting Championship, Vol. 57 presents footage from the 57th UFC championships, which unfolded in The Mandalay Bay Events Center. In this event, The Iceman held onto his light heavyweight crown by delivering a technical knockout to fighter Randy Couture, emerging with a two-to-one lead into the three-way light heavyweight competition. This release also includes footage of Couture -- the only UFC fighter who can lay claim to winning both the heavyweight and light heavyweight titles, announcing his retirement from the UFC following his defeat, an unexpected development that brought the house down.