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List Rules 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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Warrior is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Warrior Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

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5,193 902
Never Back Down is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Never Back Down Amber Heard, Djimon Hounsou, Evan Peters

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2,372 630
Undisputed II: Last Man Standi... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Undisputed II: Last Man Standing Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, Ben Cross

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2,787 600
Undisputed III: Redemption is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Undisputed III: Redemption Scott Adkins, Robert Costanzo, Lateef Crowder

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Blood and Bone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Blood and Bone Gina Carano, Michael Jai White, Kimbo Slice

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1,563 544
Enter the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Enter the Dragon Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung

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1,658 492
Bloodsport is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Bloodsport Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung

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Never Back Down 2: The Beatdow... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown Michael Jai White, Lyoto Machida, Evan Peters

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1,115 346
Ip Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Ip Man Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan

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1,362 549
Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Fight Club Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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608 269
Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Pumwaree Yodkamol

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608 219
Ip Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Ip Man 2 Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi

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Fighting is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Fighting Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Luis Guzmán

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460 159
The Raid: Redemption is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
faliquemuhammad added The Raid: Redemption Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Victoria

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600 413
Lionheart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Lionheart Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ashley Johnson, Deborah Rennard

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804 385
Here Comes the Boom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Here Comes the Boom Salma Hayek, Arianny Celeste, Kevin James

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339 249
The One is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
The One Jason Statham, Carla Gugino, Jet Li

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625 490
Redbelt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Redbelt Tim Allen, Jennifer Grey, Chiwetel Ejiofor

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536 417
Ong Bak 2: The Beginning is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Ong Bak 2: The Beginning Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Sorapong Chatree

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363 368
The Quest is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
The Quest Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar

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241 150
Fighter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
DavidLalande added Fighter Cyron Melville, Molly Blixt Egelind, Xian Gao

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136 29
Kickboxer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Kickboxer Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lau Kar-wing, Haskell V. Anderson III

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145 16
Southpaw is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Southpaw Rachel McAdams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomie Harris

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323 310
The Philly Kid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
The Philly Kid Michael Jai White, Devon Sawa, Neal McDonough

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394 375
Kung Fu Hustle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Kung Fu Hustle Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Huang Shengyi

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Circle of Pain Bai Ling, Dean Cain, Kimbo Slice

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89 32
The Transporter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
The Transporter Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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159 153
Like Water is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting

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219 173
Locked Down is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Locked Down Bai Ling, Vinnie Jones, Forrest Griffin

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255 243
The Protector is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
The Protector Nathan Jones, Tatchakorn Yeerum, Jon Foo

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132 92
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
TedZoltanRozmann added Mortal Kombat Bridgette Wilson, Frank Welker, Talisa Soto

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195 55
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RichardEdwardG.Lacson added 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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Southpaw is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Nivod Lochana added Southpaw

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219 222
Kung Fu Panda is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
kingchillin22 added Kung Fu Panda Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

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115 141
Fist of Legend is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
psyqyq added Fist of Legend Jet Li, Paul Chun, Billy Chow

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221 235
Fightville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting

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RichardEdwardG.Lacson added Fearless (2006) Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Nathan Jones

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200 257
Flash Point is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Flash Point Donnie Yen, Fan Bingbing, Collin Chou

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66 7
Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Eduardo Caballero added Rocky IV Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

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188 301
Never Surrender is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Never Surrender Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre, Quinton Jackson

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75 92
Best of the Best 2 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
BaretGibot added Best of the Best 2 David Boreanaz, Eric Roberts, Chris Penn

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The Legend Is Born – Ip Man is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Ip Man Zero Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Louis Fan

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92 27
Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
sxmenthol added Unleashed Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Jet Li

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The Game of Death is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
bojanthebest added The Game of Death Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris

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94 155
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Damage Laura Vandervoort, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Walton Goggins

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The Legend of Drunken Master is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
The Legend of Drunken Master Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Anita Mui

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Cradle 2 the Grave is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
sandysingh added Cradle 2 the Grave Gabrielle Union, Kelly Hu, DMX

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Man of Tai Chi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
MBInsomniac added Man of Tai Chi Keanu Reeves, Iko Uwais, Yoo Seungjun

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Universal Soldier: Day of Reck... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
universal soldiers: day of reckoning Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roy Jones Jr., Dolph Lundren

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Black Belt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Black Belt Tatsuya Naka, Yuji Suzuki, Akihito Yagi