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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. Including Never Back Down, Warrior, and Undisputed, the best fighting movies are also streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.

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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5,266 915
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

3
2,842 605
Undisputed III: Redemption is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Undisputed III: Redemption Scott Adkins, Robert Costanzo, Lateef Crowder

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2,398 637
Undisputed II: Last Man Standi... is listed (or ranked) 4 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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2,725 793
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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1,579 549
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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1,679 501
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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2,343 839
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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1,132 352
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

10
1,385 559
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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622 276
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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619 223
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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1,073 669
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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474 165
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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611 418
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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807 388
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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342 253
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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628 494
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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540 421
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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149 33
Kickboxer is listed (or ranked) 20 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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368 373
The Quest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
The Quest Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar

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168 18
Southpaw is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Southpaw Rachel McAdams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomie Harris

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245 157
Fighter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
DavidLalande added Fighter Cyron Melville, Molly Blixt Egelind, Xian Gao

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323 313
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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400 380
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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94 33
The Transporter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
The Transporter Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

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218 174
Circle of Pain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Circle of Pain Bai Ling, Dean Cain, Kimbo Slice

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161 154
Like Water is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting

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221 175
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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139 95
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
TedZoltanRozmann added Mortal Kombat Bridgette Wilson, Frank Welker, Talisa Soto

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257 248
The Protector is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
The Protector Nathan Jones, Tatchakorn Yeerum, Jon Foo

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196 59
Tapped Out is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
RichardEdwardG.Lacson added Tapped Out 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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222 228
Kung Fu Panda is listed (or ranked) 33 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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118 144
Fist of Legend is listed (or ranked) 34 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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224 238
Fightville is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting

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114 61
Fearless is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
RichardEdwardG.Lacson added Fearless Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Nathan Jones

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202 258
Flash Point is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Flash Point Donnie Yen, Fan Bingbing, Collin Chou

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73 9
Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 38 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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191 302
Never Surrender is listed (or ranked) 39 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) 40 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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95 27
Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
sxmenthol added Unleashed Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Jet Li

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113 134
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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73 106
The Game of Death is listed (or ranked) 43 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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47 24
The Legend of Drunken Master is listed (or ranked) 44 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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96 155
Damage is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Damage Laura Vandervoort, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Walton Goggins

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90 47
Cradle 2 the Grave is listed (or ranked) 46 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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66 29
Man of Tai Chi is listed (or ranked) 47 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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65 166
Black Belt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Black Belt Tatsuya Naka, Yuji Suzuki, Akihito Yagi

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23 26
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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18 26
Once Upon a Time in China is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Once Upon a Time in China Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Kent Cheng