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Fight of the Day: Arlovski def. Pyle via TKO (Stab Wound), 1:08 of Round 1


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Universal Soldier: Regeneration hit DVD shelves this week, with Andrei Arlovski in the role of "NGU," the lead bad guy. Apparently, MMA veteran Mike Pyle is in the film as well, and winds up getting dead’ed in a fight scene with the Pitbull — which begs the question, if Arlovski had that blade on him the whole time, why didn’t he use it right away? Do Universal Soldiers operate by a strange code of honor when it comes to hand-to-hand combat? And when you call a Universal Soldier a "fucking prick" when one is about to kill you, is there any chance that it will hurt its android-feelings, or is it pretty much an empty gesture at that point? We’re assuming that watching the movie will answer these questions, and many others. Amazon.com’s glowing review of the film calls Regeneration "a rare sequel that far outstrips the original," and credits the realism of the fight scenes to director John Hyams, who was also responsible for the must-see 2003 documentary The Smashing Machine.

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kellyman- February 6, 2010 at 8:36 am
This movie surprised me - it's simple but really effective, and works as an action movie on every level. I want to see more fight scenes in movies with this much MMA influence
Sjsurf- February 5, 2010 at 6:03 pm
Man, Pyles bjj was pretty solid but Arlovskis predator instincts were too much for him to handle.
iDestroy- February 5, 2010 at 12:25 pm
If loving JCVD power boners makes me gay then I don't wanna be.. Not gay?
SplitBreast- February 5, 2010 at 11:38 am
It's actually part 5. LOL. Ignore all but 1 and 5.

The director did "The Smashing Machine" and a short about Renzo Gracie so he is a big part of the bjj and MT used in this movie.

This is a really good action movie. I expected trash but got a rec from a friend. Glad I listened and checked it out.

And straight to video doesn't mean what it used to. There are a lot of really good direct to dvd releases over the last 3-4 years.
mma samurai- February 5, 2010 at 10:43 am
@agentsmith and splitbreast

Awesome! I was shocked to think they'd do a part two without at least a cameo from JCVD and Dolph.

I couldn't help but notice them using legit bjj moves in the movie. I don't know if I should shake my head at the sight of Hollywood capitalizing on the "trend" that is MMA or if I should be happy to see the sport getting that kind of noteriety......oh wait this movie came straight out to dvd huh?
macreadysshack- February 5, 2010 at 10:36 am
Lol @ you crazy guys . . .

Yeah, not a bad action scene for a movie. We've been spoiled by seeing too much actual technical fighting - it's ruined almost all action movies. Anything less than Bourne Identity (other Bourne movies, I'm looking at you) level action is just cheesy as shit. Hats off to this guy for getting real fighters that can say, 'uh, dude, I'd never do that in a fight . . .'
El Famous Burrito- February 5, 2010 at 10:25 am
My God, it's full of stars...
robthom- February 5, 2010 at 9:59 am
Jean Claude Van Damme KO's Andre Arlovski R1 via dancing boner strike.
SweetAfflictionShirt- February 5, 2010 at 9:50 am
@ El Famous Burrito.

Wait until you see his boner. Then we will see who is gay. It will take your breath away.
NomadRip- February 5, 2010 at 9:27 am
That actually looks pretty good. Well-done scene.
leftyjeh- February 5, 2010 at 9:19 am
"iDestroy Says:
Fri, 02/05/2010 - 09:13
@sweetafflictionshirt

There's no way the video is real. One JCVD boner would have killed his dance partner, if not wiped out the entire studio."



Now THAT was gay!!!
leftyjeh- February 5, 2010 at 9:14 am
"El Famous Burrito Says:
Fri, 02/05/2010 - 08:46
Soooo...what you're asking us is if we've ever seen Jean Claude Van Damme's boner, and if we haven't, you have instructions on how to find it?

I don't know, man. Sounds pretty gay."

LOL!!! You guys are some funny dudes on here!
iDestroy- February 5, 2010 at 9:13 am
@sweetafflictionshirt

There's no way the video is real. One JCVD boner would have killed his dance partner, if not wiped out the entire studio.
El Famous Burrito- February 5, 2010 at 8:46 am
Soooo...what you're asking us is if we've ever seen Jean Claude Van Damme's boner, and if we haven't, you have instructions on how to find it?

I don't know, man. Sounds pretty gay.
DonPedro- February 5, 2010 at 8:29 am
Just couldn't quite slip the choke underneath the chin... Nice try Pile.
SweetAfflictionShirt- February 5, 2010 at 8:29 am
in related news, anybody ever see that clip of JCVD on a Brazilian variety show. He dances with this chick and gets a boner on live television. You have to see it to believe it.
El Famous Burrito- February 5, 2010 at 8:10 am
I don't need to see the movie to know that Van Damme stops Cyber-Arlovski by throwing marshmallows at his chin.
agentsmith- February 5, 2010 at 8:09 am
@ mma samurai:

Both Van Damme and Lundgren are in this one. It's a Lundgren and Arlovski tag-team vs JCVD.
SplitBreast- February 5, 2010 at 8:08 am
I watched this last night. It was surprisingly good. Not cheesy good either. It was a legitimately good action movie.

And mma samurai, JCVD is in it. Along with Dolph.
agentsmith- February 5, 2010 at 8:02 am
There's an alternate scene where Arlovski goes for a flying knife attack and Pyle KO's him with a single overhand right, but it was cut from the final edit.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I've heard this movie is surprisingly not bad. I mean, it's not going to win any Oscars by any means, but it's not the shitfest one would expect.
robthom- February 5, 2010 at 8:00 am
The opposite of my kind of movie.

But since it appears to be the first non-documentary motion picture by Hyams, and its got the Dolphster in it, I just may set aside my prejudices for an hour and a half.

Couldn't be any worse than the useless tripe in contention for the next oscar ceremonies.
mma samurai- February 5, 2010 at 7:59 am
Why didn't they bring back Van Damme? He was in the first one and is just like one of the universal soldiers, a half dead guy brought back to life for our entertainment. Dolph Lundgren too so he and Arlovski can have a who has the better european accent contest
leftyjeh- February 5, 2010 at 7:55 am
Pyle would of kicked his no chin havin ass in a real fight!!!
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