Sherdog’s Top 10: MMA-Connected Movies

Top 10

By Brian Knapp Apr 27, 2017


Mixed martial arts at its highest level involves world-class athletes, sold-out commitment, cutting-edge technique and breathtaking human drama. It makes for a natural fit with Hollywood.

From the Mel Gibson triangle choke at the conclusion of “Lethal Weapon” in 1987 -- six years before the first Ultimate Fighting Championship event -- and Oleg Taktarov’s appearances in “Air Force One” (1997), “Rollerball” (2002), “National Treasure” (2004), “We Own the Night” (2007) and “Predators” (2010) to Quinton Jackson’s run as B.A. Baracus in “The A-Team” (2010) and Georges St. Pierre’s turn as pirate Georges Batroc in “Captain America: Winter Solider” (2014), MMA’s connection to the movies has only strengthened over time.

The latest installment in the Sherdog Top 10 series focuses on films with an MMA connection, from mixed martial artists in starring roles to the sport itself as the subject:

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OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: “Fightville” (2012), “Enter the Dragon” (1973), “John Wick” (2014), “John Wick: Chapter 2” (2017), “Kickboxer” (1989), “Tekken” (2010), “Kickboxer: Vengeance” (2016), “Public Enemies” (2009), “Never Surrender” (2009), “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (2001), “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” (2002), “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (2004), “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (2005), “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (2007), “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (2009), “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” (2010), “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” (2011), “Blood and Bone” (2009), “The Philly Kid” (2012), “The Expendables” (2010) “The Expendables 2” (2012), “The Expendables 3” (2014), “Deadpool” (2016), “Haywire” (2011), “Foxcatcher” (2014), “Champions” (1997), “Logan” (2017), “Godzilla: Final Wars” (2004)

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