With the growing popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as a sport worldwide, there has recently been numerous MMA films coming to theaters, television, and DVD's.


The following is a list of live-action Mixed Martial Arts films where at least one character or martial artist is fighting in the MMA style or MMA appears to be the central theme in the plot of the movie.


For example, the theme/plot of the film can be cage fighting, a mixed martial arts competition, or martial artists fighting in different martial arts styles.




Films listed in order by year of release:


Last Man Standing (1988) (also released in Canada) William Sanderson, Michael Copeman


Bloodsport (1988) Jean Claude Van Damme, Bolo Yeung, Forest Whitaker, Donald Gibb


Ring of Fire II: Blood and Steel (1993) Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Ron Yuan, Maria Ford, Shari Shattuck, Vince Murdocco


Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite (1996) Daniel Bernhardt, John Rhys-Davies, Pat Morita, James Hong, Gerald Okamura


Bloodsport III (1997) Daniel Bernhardt, John Rhys-Davies, Pat Morita, Donald Gibb, Philip Tan


Bloodsport 4: The Dark Kumite (1999) Daniel Bernhardt, Ivan Ivanov, Michael Krawk


Lionheart (1990) Jean Claude Van Damme, Brian Thompson, Billy Blanks


Street Fighter (1994) Jean Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Kylie Minogue, Damian Chapa


WMAC Masters (1995) (TV series) Shannon Lee, Herb Perez, Hakim Alston, Ho-Sung Pak, Hoyoung Pak, Jamie Webster, Chris Casamassa, Johnny Lee Smith, Larry Lam


Mortal Kombat (1995) Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Bridgette Wilson, Chris Casamassa, Talisa Soto, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Trevor Goddard


The Quest (1996) Jean Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, Louis Mandylor, James Remar


Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) Brian Thompson, James Remar, Talisa Soto, Robin Shou, Sandra Hess, Chris Conrad, Litefoot, Lynn "Red" Williams


Mortal Kombat: Conquest (1998) (TV series) Daniel Bernhardt, Paolo Montalban, Tracey Douglas, Kristanna Loken, Jefferey Meek, Bruce Locke


Champions (1998) Louis Mandylor, Danny Trejo, Ken Shamrock


Choke (1999) (Documentary) Royce Gracie, Rickson Gracie


Fight Club (1999) Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf


American films
Films listed in alphabetical order
Bare Knuckles (2010) (DVD) Martin Kove, Jeanette Roxborough, Louis Mandylor, Chris Mulkey
Beatdown (2010) (video/DVD) Rudy Youngblood, Eric Balfour, Danny Trejo, Michael Bisping, Heath Herring, Bobby Lashley, Mike Swick
Beyond the Ring (2008) Andre Lima, Martin Kove, Gary Busey, Justice Smith
Blood and Bone (2008) Michael Jai White, Julian Sands, Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson, Eamonn Walker, Gina Carano, Justice Smith
Blizhiny Boy: The Ultimate Fighter (2007) (also released in Russia) Martin Kove, Bolo Yeung, Gary Busey, Cung Le, David Carradine, Eric Roberts
Caged In (2011)
Cage Fighter (2011) (Documentary) Eric Schambari, Urijah Faber, Jens Pulver, Brian Bowles, Charlie Valencia, Doug Marshall, Alex Karalexis, Jeff Curran, Paulo Filho
Circle of Pain (2010) (video/DVD) Dean Cain, Bai Ling, Roger Huerta, Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson, Heath Herring, Frank Mir, Tony Schiena
The Circuit (2002) (also released in Canada) Olivier Gruner, Ilya Morelle, James Kim, Simon Kim
The Circuit 2: The Final Punch (2002) (video-DVD) Olivier Gruner, Lorenzo Lamas, Gerald Okamura
The Circuit 3: Final Flight (2009) (aka: The Circuit: Street Monk) Olivier Gruner, Brad Milne, Rich Hopkins, Kevin Indio Copeland
Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) Jet Li, DMX, Kelly Hu, Mark Dacascos, Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture
Damage (2009), "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Walter Gooins, Laura Vandervoort
Death Warrior (2008) Hector Echavarria, Nick Nolte, Garret Soto, George St. Pierre, Anderson Silva, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Justice Smith
Fighting (2009) Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Cung Le
Hamill (2010) Matt Hamill, Russell Harvard, Raymond J. Barry, Rich Franklin
Hell's Chain (2009) Hector Echavarria, Heath Herring, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Frank Mir, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, George St. Pierre, Anderson Silva
Honor (2006) Jason Barry, Russell Wong, Roddy Piper, Don Frye, Malaipet, Rener Gracie, Rorion Gracie
Locked Down (2010) Vinnie Jones, Tony Schiena, Bai Ling, Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson, Rashad Evans, Cheick Kongo, Forrest Griffin
Maximum Cage Fighting (2006) (video-DVD) Andre Lima, Jun Chong, Jason Field, Renzo Gracie, Oliva Briggs
Never Back Down (2008) Sean Faris, Cam Gigandet, Djimon Hounsou
Never Back Down 2 (2011) (video/DVD) Michael Jai White, Evan Peters, Alex Meraz, Dean Geyer, Todd Duffee
Never Submit (2009) (also released in Canada) Corey Sevier, Ken Shamrock, Nate Quarry, Mike Swick
Never Surrender (2009) Hector Echavarria, B.J. Penn, George St. Pierre, Anderson Silva
New York Mixed Martial Arts (2011) (Documentary), Josh Barnett, Bas Rutten, Michael Straka, Dana White
No Rules (2005) Gary Busey, Randy Couture, Don Frye, Jessie Avila
Once I Was a Champion (2011), (Documentary) Evan Tanner, Randy Couture, Rich Franklin, Forrest Griffin, Bas Rutten, Chael Sonnen, Dana White
Redbelt (2008) Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alice Braga, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Randy Couture
The Red Canvas (2008) Ernie Reyes, Ernie Reyes Jr., Lee Reyes, Frank Shamrock, Shonie Carter, Chris Casamassa
Redemption (2011) Louis Gossett Jr., Omari Hardwick, Tzi Ma, B.J. Penn, Frank Mir, Stephan Bonnar, Big John McCarthy
Ten Dead Men (2007) (also released in UK) Brendan Carr, Terry Stone, Kimo Leopoldo, Dave Legeno
Ring of Death (2008) (TV movie) Johnny Messner, Stacey Keach
Street Warrior (2008) (TV movie) Max Martini, Nick Chinlund, Max Perlich, Danny Arroyo
Supreme Champion (2010), (DVD) Daniel Berhardt, Stephan Bonnar, Leila Arcieri
Undisputed II: Last Man Standing (2006) Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, Ben Cross
Undisputed III: Redemption (aka: Undisputed 3) (2009) Scott Adkins, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Ilram Choi
Unleashed (2005) (also released in France and UK as Danny the Dog) Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins
Unrivaled (2010) Hector Echavarria, Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin, Heath Herring, Keith Jardine, Lyoto Machida
Ultimate Champions (2008) Daniel Bernhardt, Stephan Bonnar, Neal "Xingu" Rodil
Warrior (2011) Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jake McLaughlin


Other films
Black Salt (2010) (Anime) (Japan)
Flash Point (2007) (aka: City Without Mercy) (Hong Kong) Donnie Yen, Collin Chou, Louis Koo
The Kumite (2003) (aka: Star Runner/Sin nin a Fu) (Hong Kong/South Korea) Vanness Wu, Hyun-Joo Kim, Andy On
Nagurimono: The Fighter (2005) (Japan) Kazushi Sakuraba, Hiroshi Tamaki, Takanri Jinnai, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Don Frye, Wanderlei Silva
The Tournament (2008) (UK) Scott Adkins, Kelly Hu, Ving Rhames
 
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