The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting

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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. 
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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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    Michael Jai White, Lyoto Machida, Evan Peters

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    Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan

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    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Pumwaree Yodkamol

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    Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi

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    Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Luis Guzmán

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    Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Victoria

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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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    Jason Statham, Carla Gugino, Jet Li

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    Tim Allen, Jennifer Grey, Chiwetel Ejiofor

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    Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Sorapong Chatree

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    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar

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    Cyron Melville, Molly Blixt Egelind, Xian Gao

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

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    Michael Jai White, Devon Sawa, Neal McDonough

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    Circle of Pain is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting


    Bai Ling, Dean Cain, Kimbo Slice

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    Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Huang Shengyi

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    Bai Ling, Vinnie Jones, Forrest Griffin

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    Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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    Nathan Jones, Tatchakorn Yeerum, Jon Foo

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    Tapped (2013) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting

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    Tapped (2013) Anderson Silva, Michael Biehn, Martin Kove 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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    Bridgette Wilson, Frank Welker, Talisa Soto

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    Rachel McAdams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomie Harris

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    Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

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    Donnie Yen, Fan Bingbing, Collin Chou

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    Jet Li, Paul Chun, Billy Chow

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    Fearless (2006) is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting

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    Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Nathan Jones

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    Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre, Quinton Jackson

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    Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Louis Fan

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    David Boreanaz, Eric Roberts, Chris Penn

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris

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    ranked low on reranks & added by sxmenthol
    Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Jet Li

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    Damage is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting

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    Laura Vandervoort, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Walton Goggins

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    Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

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    Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Anita Mui

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    Gabrielle Union, Kelly Hu, DMX

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    Keanu Reeves, Iko Uwais, Yoo Seungjun

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    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roy Jones Jr., Dolph Lundren

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    Tatsuya Naka, Yuji Suzuki, Akihito Yagi

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    Jet Li, Dwight Schultz, John DiMaggio

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