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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
Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte
Warrior is a 2011 American sports drama film directed by Gavin O'Connor and starring Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton as two estranged brothers whose entrance into a mixed martial arts tournament ...more

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5,681 987
Never Back Down is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Amber Heard, Djimon Hounsou, Evan Peters
Never Back Down is a 2008 martial arts film starring Sean Faris, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet, and Djimon Hounsou. It was theatrically released on March 14, 2008. The film's tagline is "Win or ...more

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3,092 675
Undisputed III: Redemption is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Scott Adkins, Robert Costanzo, Lateef Crowder
Undisputed III: Redemption is the third installment to the 2002 action film Undisputed. The film stars Scott Adkins, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Mark Ivanir and Hristo Shopov, and was directed by ...more

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2,589 697
Undisputed II: Last Man Standi... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, Ben Cross
Undisputed II: Last Man Standing is a 2006 direct-to-video martial arts film and is the sequel to the 2002 boxing film Undisputed. The film stars Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, Eli Danker and ...more

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2,923 844
Blood and Bone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Gina Carano, Michael Jai White, Kimbo Slice
Blood and Bone is a 2009 American direct-to-DVD martial arts film directed by Ben Ramsey and written by Michael Andrews. The film stars Michael Jai White, Eamonn Walker and Julian Sands, and ...more

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1,685 610
Enter the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung
Enter the Dragon is a 1973 Hong Kong martial arts action film directed by Robert Clouse; starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon and Jim Kelly. The film was released on 26 July 1973 in Hong Kong. He was ...more

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1,805 558
Bloodsport is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung
Bloodsport is a 1988 American martial arts film directed by Newt Arnold, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roy Chiao, Donald Gibb and Leah Ayres. The film is partly based on unverified claims ...more

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1,264 403
Ip Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan
Ip Man is a 2008 Hong Kong semi biographical martial arts film very loosely based on the life of Yip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun and master of Bruce Lee. The film focuses on ...more

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2,505 920
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdow... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Michael Jai White, Lyoto Machida, Evan Peters
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown is a 2011 American martial arts film starring Evan Peters, Michael Jai White, Dean Geyer, Alex Meraz, Todd Duffee, Scott Epstein and Jillian Murray. It is a ...more

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1,519 619
Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter
Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher, and stars Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton ...more

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689 322
Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Pumwaree Yodkamol
Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, also known in the United States as Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior is a 2003 Thai martial arts action film. It was directed by Prachya Pinkaew, featured stunt choreography ...more

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1,174 733
Fighting is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Luis Guzmán
Fighting is a 2009 sports action drama film directed by Dito Montiel, with a screenplay by Robert Munic and Montiel, and starring Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard and Luis Guzmán. It was ...more

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683 260
Ip Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi
Ip Man 2 is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film loosely based on the life of Ip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun. A sequel to the 2008 film Ip Man, Ip Man 2 was ...more

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558 202
The Raid: Redemption is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
faliquemuhammad added Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Victoria
The Raid: Redemption is a 2011 Indonesian martial arts action film written and directed by Welsh filmmaker Gareth Evans and starring Iko Uwais. This is the second collaboration of Evans and ...more

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386 52
Southpaw is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Rachel McAdams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomie Harris
Southpaw is a 2015 American sports drama film directed by Antoine Fuqua. A champion boxer (Jake Gyllenhaal) fights to get his daughter back as well as revive his professional career, after an ...more

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660 463
Lionheart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ashley Johnson, Deborah Rennard
Lionheart is a 1990 film, directed by Sheldon Lettich, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and co-starring Brian Thompson, along with Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan, and Ashley Johnson. ...more

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874 440
Here Comes the Boom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Salma Hayek, Arianny Celeste, Kevin James
Here Comes the Boom is a 2012 Action Comedy film written by Kevin James, Allan Loeb, Rock Reuben and directed by Frank Coraci.

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375 297
The One is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Jason Statham, Carla Gugino, Jet Li
The One is a 2001 American science fiction-martial arts film directed by James Wong. A rogue Multiverse agent (Jet Li) goes on a manhunt for versions of himself until he meets the last remaining ...more

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238 76
Kickboxer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lau Kar-wing, Haskell V. Anderson III
Kickboxer is a 1989 American martial arts film produced and directed by Mark DiSalle, and co-directed by David Worth. The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and former world kickboxing champion ...more

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660 535
Redbelt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Tim Allen, Jennifer Grey, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Redbelt is a 2008 American martial arts film written and directed by David Mamet and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tim Allen, Alice Braga, Randy Couture, Ricky Jay, Joe Mantegna, Emily Mortimer, ...more

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571 465
Ong Bak 2: The Beginning is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Tatchakorn Yeerum, Mum Jokmok, Sorapong Chatree
Ong Bak 2: The Beginning is a 2008 Thai martial arts film co-directed by and starring Tony Jaa. It is a follow-up to Jaa's 2003 breakout film Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior. Initially claimed to be ...more

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409 412
The Quest is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar
The Quest is a 1996 American martial arts film directed by Jean-Claude Van Damme in his directorial debut, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Roger Moore, James Remar and Janet ...more

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282 202
Fighter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
DavidLalande added Cyron Melville, Molly Blixt Egelind, Xian Gao
Fighter is a 2007 action drama world cinema film written by Nikolaj Arcel,Natasha Arthy and Rasmus Heisterberg and directed by Natasha Arthy.

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281 191
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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351 352
The Philly Kid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting
Michael Jai White, Devon Sawa, Neal McDonough
The Philly Kid is a 2012 American dramatic action film directed by Jason Connery, produced by After Dark Films, written by Adam Mervis.