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The Best MMA Movies

List Criteria: Movies must feature mixed martial arts fighting

Over the past decade, MMA fights have risen from the underground into a legitimate sport, spawning countless pay-per-view events and a reality TV show. Two fighters in an octagon ring is considered by many to be the closest sport we have to a refined street brawl. The fighting movies on this list cover all genres, although most of them are action and dramas. As MMA becomes more entrenched in our sports culture, we can expect to see even more good MMA fight movies making their way into our theaters.

These are films that focus on the sport of mixed martial arts as a central theme. We've also included a few other fighting movies, because they're awesome. What are the best MMA movies? What's your favorite fight movie? If there are any MMA films you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. 

The Best MMA Movies Films
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    Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

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    Amber Heard, Djimon Hounsou, Evan Peters

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    Scott Adkins, Robert Costanzo, Lateef Crowder

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    Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, Ben Cross

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    Gina Carano, Michael Jai White, Kimbo Slice

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    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung

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    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung

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    Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan

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    Michael Jai White, Lyoto Machida, Evan Peters

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    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Luis Guzmán

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    Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi

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    Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Pumwaree Yodkamol

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    Salma Hayek, Arianny Celeste, Kevin James

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    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ashley Johnson, Deborah Rennard

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    Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Victoria

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    Tim Allen, Jennifer Grey, Chiwetel Ejiofor

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    Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Sorapong Chatree

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    Jason Statham, Carla Gugino, Jet Li

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    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar

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    Cyron Melville, Molly Blixt Egelind, Xian Gao Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Huang Shengyi

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    Bai Ling, Dean Cain, Kimbo Slice

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    Michael Jai White, Devon Sawa, Neal McDonough

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    Bai Ling, Vinnie Jones, Forrest Griffin

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    Nathan Jones, Tatchakorn Yeerum, Jon Foo

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    Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

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    Bridgette Wilson, Frank Welker, Talisa Soto

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    Tapped (2013) A disgruntled teenager, sent to do community service at a rundown Karate school, enters an MMA tournament to face the man who killed his parents.

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    Donnie Yen, Fan Bingbing, Collin Chou

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    Jet Li, Paul Chun, Billy Chow

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    Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre, Quinton Jackson

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    Ip Man Zero

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    David Boreanaz, Eric Roberts, Chris Penn

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    Laura Vandervoort, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Walton Goggins

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris

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    Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Jet Li

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    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lau Kar-wing, Haskell V. Anderson III

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    Fearless (2006)

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    Tatsuya Naka, Yuji Suzuki, Akihito Yagi

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    Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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    Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Anita Mui

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    Keanu Reeves, Iko Uwais, Yoo Seungjun

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    Gabrielle Union, Kelly Hu, DMX

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    Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Nathan Jones

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    Kris Kristofferson, Rip Torn, Jean Smart

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    Eva Mendes, Steven Seagal, DMX

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    Jet Li, Dwight Schultz, John DiMaggio

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