Martial Artists In Movies: The Real Deal - Volume 12 (All MMA Edition)

by The_Phantom_Projectionist | created - 07 Aug 2014 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

This is a list of legitimate martial artists appearing in movies, accompanied by the styles they practice(d), the recognition they've received for them, and individual trivia.

This particular list EXCLUSIVELY includes individuals whose primary activities in the realm of martial arts include MMA competition. Individuals who have competed in MMA but are more authoritative in other sectors can be found in other lists.

Qualifications:

  • the performer must be an actual practitioner of a martial art; simply portraying martial artists in film, no matter how well or how often, is not enough
  • the martial art(s) in question must be able to be identified and verified by a source other than hearsay
  • individual accomplishments (e.g. tournaments won, belts held) must likewise be verifiable
  • Mixed Martial Arts, Tai Chi, and weapons-based styles can only be credited if the person in question practices another style as well (I reserve the right to make exceptions)
  • Kickboxing is considered a martial art
  • Tae Bo, boxing, wrestling, and gymnastics are not considered martial arts
  • styles incorporating firearms usage (e.g. Systema) are not considered


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I have begun crediting stunt performers for doubling others in fight scenes. I justify doing this for cases wherein the stunt performer is performing significant parts of the action themselves and is displayed on the screen as prominently or more than the actor or actress.

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NOTE: a lot of the trivia listed here did originally come from IMDb pages, but I've only included information I was able to verify from other sources as well.

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**Though I have done my utmost to ensure that all information below is factual and up-to-date, I may have made mistakes and therefore make no claims about this list's infallibility**

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1. Gina Carano

Actress | Haywire

From pioneering women's MMA to blazing a trail in movies, GINA CARANO is one of Hollywood's most unique rising stars. Carano began her training with Muay Thai to competitive MMA, where she competed in Strikeforce and EliteXC. Her popularity led to her being called the "Face of Women's MMA" and she ...

Kickboxing, Muay Thai (record: 12-1-1), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 7-1)

Trivia: is the recipient of the first-ever Chick Norris award from ActionFest film festival

Best seen in HAYWIRE

2. Rich Franklin

Actor | Cyborg Soldier

Rich Franklin was born on October 5, 1974 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He is an actor, known for Cyborg Soldier (2008), The Genesis Code (2010) and Formless.

Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts (UFC & IFC Champion; record: 29-7), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (brown belt)

Trivia: is a former coach for the THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER television program

Best seen in CYBORG SOLDIER

3. Cung Le

Actor | Pandorum

Cung Le made his first appearance on the professional M.M.A. stage in 2006, and shortly after won the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship in 2008, setting high standards through his powerful kicks, skillful strikes, and well-timed take-downs. This U.S.-Viet Namese champion, actor, producer and ...

Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, Sanshou (3-time ISKA Champion; 3-time WUF Bronze medalist; Shidokan USA Champion; IKF Champion; record: 17-0), Sambo (AASU Espoir National Champion); Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (blue belt), Judo (Russian Nationals Champion), Mixed Martial Arts (Strikeforce Champion; record: 9-3)

Trivia: would perform 4000 kicks per day for while training

Best seen in DRAGON EYES

4. Bas Rutten

Actor | Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Bas Rutten is a world-renowned mixed martial artist who has also made a name for himself outside the ring as an actor, host, and television personality.

As an actor Rutten can be seen co-starring in the Kevin James feature film Here Comes the Boom (2012) for Columbia Pictures. Rutten previously ...

Mixed Martial Arts (UFC & King of Pancrase Champion; record: 28-4-1), Kyokushin Karate (5th Dan), Tae Kwon Do (2nd Dan), Muay Thai (record: 14-2)

Trivia: made headlines in Sweden following his arrest at a bar for brawling with several bouncers

Best seen in THE ELIMINATOR

5. Andrei Arlovski

Actor | Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

Andrei Arlovski was born on February 4, 1979 in Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, USSR. He is known for his work on Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012), The Equalizer 2 (2018) and Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009).

Sambo (World Cup & WSC Silver medalist; European & World Youth Champion), Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (M-1 European & UFC Champion; record: 26-15 [1])

Trivia: has also earned the title International Master of Sports

Best seen in UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: REGENERATION

6. Randy Couture

Actor | The Expendables 2

Randy Couture is a collegiate wrestler and fighter turned actor from Everett, Washington. He served as a four time US Olympic wrestling team alternate as a soldier in the U.S. Army, and is also a 6 time world heavyweight and light heavyweight UFC champion and Hall of Famer. He is a graduate of ...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (6-time UFC Champion; UFC & Black Belt Hall of Fame entry; record: 19-11)

Trivia: holds UFC records for most championship wins, most championship fights, being the oldest fighter to win / defend a UFC title, and being the oldest fighter to win a fight in UFC history

Best seen in THE EXPENDABLES

7. Imani Lee

Actor | Blood and Bone

Imani Lee is known for his work on Blood and Bone (2009), Extraction (2013) and Breakout (2016).

Kickboxing (record: 1-4), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 2-4)

Trivia: was also a pro boxer (record: 8-3)

Best seen in BLOOD AND BONE

8. Bob Sapp

Actor | The Longest Yard

Robert Malcolm "Bob" Sapp born September 22, 1973] is an American professional wrestler, actor, comedian and former American football player best known for his career as a kick boxer and mixed martial artist. He is under contract with Rizin Fighting Federation. Sapp has a combined fight record of ...

Kickboxing (K-1 GP Champion; record: 12-18), Mixed Martial Arts (Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame entry; record: 11-20-1)

Trivia: is also a former NFL player and pro wrestler

Best seen in BLOOD AND BONE

9. Anthony Johnson

Actor | Warrior

Anthony Johnson was born on March 6, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Warrior (2011), UFC 200 Greatest Fighters of All Time (2016) and UFC on Fox (2011).

Kickboxing, Sanshou, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 22-6)

Trivia: is also an amateur wrestler, having won the NJCAA Championships in 2004

Best seen in WARRIOR

10. Mike Pyle

Actor | Universal Soldier: Regeneration

Mike Pyle is known for his work on Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009), Men in Black 3 (2012) and Safe (2012).

Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (brown belt), Mixed Martial Arts (WEC Champion; record: 27-13-1)

Trivia: began studying MMA after watching Royce Gracie's early UFC fights

Best seen in UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: REGENERATION

11. Brock Lesnar

Actor | WrestleMania

Brock Lesnar was born on July 12, 1977 in Webster, South Dakota, USA as Brock Edward Lesnar. He is an actor, known for WrestleMania XIX (2003), Summerslam (2002) and WWE Unforgiven (2002). He has been married to Rena Mero since May 6, 2006. They have two children named, Turk & Duke. Lesnar also has...

HONORARY ENTRY

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (UFC Champion; record: 5-3)

Trivia: is also an amateur wrestler and former NCAA Division I champion

Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (2-time ADCC Gold medalist), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 13-7-1 [1])

Trivia: has been the personal martial arts teacher of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, since 1993

Best seen in MAXIMUM CAGE FIGHTING

13. Chuck Liddell

Actor | Kick-Ass 2

Chuck Liddell was born on December 17, 1969 in Santa Barbara, California, USA as Charles David Liddell. He is known for his work on Kick-Ass 2 (2013), How High (2001) and Altitude (2017).

Kenpō, Koei-Kan Karate, Kickboxing (IKF, WKA, WKC & USMTA Champion; record: 20-2), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (purple belt), Mixed Martial Arts (UFC Champion; UFC Hall of Fame; record: 21-8)

Trivia: along with Frank Shamrock, holds the record for the most UFC title defenses in the light heavyweight division

Best seen in CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE

14. Heath Herring

Actor | Division III: Football's Finest

Heath Herring was born on March 28, 1978 in Waco, Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Division III: Football's Finest (2011), Banshee (2013) and Henry's Crime (2010).

Sambo, Muay Thai, Value Tudo, Mixed Martial Arts (WVC Champion; Bas Rutten Invitational Tournament Champion; record: 28-16 [1])

Trivia: also practices wrestling

Best seen in NEVER SURRENDER

15. B.J. Penn

Actor | Hawaii Five-0

Penn was born to Jay Dee Penn, an Irish American and Loraine Shin, a third generation Korean-American. At the age of seventeen, Penn began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after being introduced to it by his neighbor, Tom Callos. Callos had put up fliers in local gyms looking for people to train ...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt; Mundials Gold, Silver & Bronze medalist; CBJJ Gold medalist), Mixed Martial Arts (2-time UFC Champion; record: 16-12-2)

Trivia: earned his Jiu-Jitsu black belt after only three years of study

Best seen in NEVER SURRENDER

16. Anderson Silva

Actor | Never Surrender

Anderson is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Middleweight Champion. Silva was the UFC's longest reigning champion and also holds the longest winning and title defense streak in UFC history, with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses, and is the consensus No. 1 pound-for-pound ...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt), Wing Chun, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Capoeira, Aikido, Mixed Martial Arts (Shooto, Cage Rage & UFC Champion; record: 34-8 [1])

Trivia: holds many UFC records, including ones for most consecutive/successful title defenses, highest significant strike accuracy, and longest title reign

Best seen in NEVER SURRENDER

17. Rashad Evans

Actor | Warrior

Rashad Evans was born on September 25, 1979 in Niagara Falls, New York, USA as Rashad Anton Evans. He is an actor, known for Warrior (2011), Locked Down (2010) and Vengeance (2006). He has been married to LaToya Brown since July 2007. They have two children.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt), Gaidojutsu (black belt), Mixed Martial Arts (UFC Champion; record: 19-7-1)

Trivia: is a former National Junior College Wrestling Champion and inductee to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Best seen in LOCKED DOWN

18. Georges St-Pierre

Actor | Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Georges St-Pierre was born on May 19, 1981 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) and Cartels (2017).

Kyokushin Karate (3rd Dan), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt), Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts (2-time UFC Champion; record: 26-2)

Trivia: is a 3-time Rogers Sportsnet Canadian Athlete of the Year

Best seen in NEVER SURRENDER

19. Roger Huerta

Actor | Tekken

Huerta has had a long and difficult early childhood right up to his teen years, overcoming many challenges and has been described as having the "life that Hollywood producers make movies about". Born to Lydia and Rogelio Huerta in Los Angeles, California, he spent the first 6 years of his life in ...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 24-9-1 [1])

Trivia: also trained in boxing under Freddie Roach

Best seen in TEKKEN

20. Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson

Actor | The A-Team

Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson was born on June 20, 1978 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor, known for The A-Team (2010), The Midnight Meat Train (2008) and Miss March (2009).

Kickboxing (record: 2-0), Mixed Martial Arts (UFC Champion; Bellator 10 Champion; record: 37-13)

Trivia: is the Wrestling Observer Newsletter's 2007 Most Outstanding Fighter

Best seen in CONFESSIONS OF A PIT FIGHTER

21. Keith Hackney

Stunts | The Cutoff

Keith began his training in 1974 at the age of 14. He started with wrestling and boxing. In 1976 he started with Tae Kwon Do and has a 2nd degree black belt. In 1988 he'd continue his martial arts in Tang Soo Do, and again, received a 2nd degree black belt. Keith also trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu...

Tae Kwon Do (2nd Dan), Tang Soo Do, Kenpo (3rd Dan), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (Martial Arts Hall of Fame entry; record: 2-2)

Trivia: earned his nickname "the Giant Killer" by defeating the 6'8", 650 lb. Emmanuel Yarborough in his first UFC match

Best seen in SUPERFIGHTS

22. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Actor | The Expendables

Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira was born in Salvador, Brazil. Better known as Minotauro, is a retired Brazilian mixed martial artist known for his technical mastery of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He competed in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is a former Interim UFC...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Mixed Martial Arts (PRIDE & WEF Champion; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry; record: 34-10-1 [1])

Trivia: boasts wins over six former UFC champions - Randy Couture, Ricco Rodriguez, Tim Sylvia, Josh Barnett, Mark Coleman and Dan Henderson

Best seen in THE EXPENDABLES

23. Oleg Taktarov

Actor | Predators

"Oleg makes an impression." On his DVD commentary for "Righteous Kill" (2008), director Jon Avnet remarks that he needed a powerful actor to play Russian mob enforcer Yevgeny Mugalat, a character who survives six gunshots at close range. International star Oleg Taktarov, born in Sarov, Russia, ...

Judo, Sambo, Mixed Martial Arts (UFC 6 Champion; record: 17-5-2)

Trivia: fought movie star and fellow martial artist Dolph Lundgren in a celebrity boxing match, winning by split decision

Best seen in COUNTER MEASURES

24. Dan Severn

Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW

Dan "The Beast" Severn is a legend in amateur and professional wrestling and Martial Arts. Born in Coldwater, Michigan, on June 9, 1959, he excelled in wrestling in both high school and college. A winner of over 500 amateur victories and numerous titles, he was an alternate on the USA Olympic ...

Judo, Sambo, Mixed Martial Arts (UFC Superfight Champion; Elite-1 & CFA Champion; Gladiator Challenge Champion; UFC Hall of Fame entry; record: 101-19-7)

Trivia: is a 13-time AAU Wrestling Champion

Best seen in SWAMP ZOMBIES

25. Stephan Bonnar

Stunts | Salt

Currently attending graduate school in Chicago for Muscle Activation Therapy, this Munster, Indiana native is proficient in various forms of martial arts. Growing up idolizing Bruce Lee, Stephan has excelled at jujitsu, taekwondo, wrestling, and was a local 2-time Golden Gloves champion in the ...

Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Pan-Am Gold medalist; UFC Hall of Fame entry), Mixed Martial Arts (Ironheart Crown Champion; record: 15-9)

Trivia: is also an amateur boxer and a 2-time divisional Golden Gloves Champion

Best seen in SUPREME CHAMPION

26. Sean Sherk

Actor | Supreme Champion

Sean Sherk was born on August 5, 1973 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He is an actor, known for Supreme Champion (2010), Made for Each Other (2009) and The Breakout (2008).

Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (UFC Champion; record: 36-4-1)

Trivia: is a former member of the St. Cloud State Wrestling Team

Best seen in SUPREME CHAMPION

27. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou

Actor | Supreme Champion

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou was born on April 18, 1984 in Hom'la, Cameroon. He is an actor, known for Supreme Champion (2010), Inside MMA (2007) and CBS Strikeforce M-1 Global Saturday Night Fights (2009).

Judo (2nd Dan; 3-time Cameroon Junior National Champion; 2-time Golden State Champion; Silver State Champion; US Open Champion; 2-time San Jose Buddhist Champion), Kickboxing, Muay Thai (record: 1-2), Mixed Martial Arts (KSW Champion; record: 16-14)

Trivia: is regarded as an extremely taxing training partner, having blown out the knees of Kit Cope and Frank Shamrock in preparation for their upcoming fights

Best seen in SUPREME CHAMPION

28. Forrest Griffin

Actor | 13

Forrest Griffin was born on July 1, 1979 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. He is an actor, known for 13 (2010), Locked Down (2010) and Unrivaled (2010). He has been married to Jaime Logiudice since September 19, 2009.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt), Mixed Martial Arts (UFC Champion; UFC Hall of Fame entry; record: 19-7)

Trivia: is a former police officer

Best seen in LOCKED DOWN

29. Nathan Marquardt

Actor | Warrior

Marquardt was born in Lander, Wyoming and was raised in Denver, Colorado. His late father was a Lutheran pastor and also worked in construction. Marquardt's father was also a former Marine who fought in the Vietnam War, Marquardt's mother was a nurse and a manager at an attorney's office, and ...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt), Jujitsu (1st Dan), Karate, Kickboxing, Kenpo, Mixed Martial Arts (7-time King of Pancrase Champion; IMA, Bas Rutten Invitational & Strikeforce Champion; record: 34-15-2)

Trivia: at the time of his victory, he was the youngest King of Pancrase Champion

Best seen in UNRIVALED

30. Keith Jardine

Actor | Godless

Keith Jardine was born on October 31, 1975 in Butte, Montana, USA as Keith Hector Jardine. He is known for his work on Godless (2017), Inherent Vice (2014) and Logan (2017).

Kickboxing, Gaidojutsu (black belt), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 17-11-2)

Trivia: is a former bounty hunter

Best seen in TACTICAL FORCE

31. Erik Paulson

Never Back Down

Erik Paulson grew up in Minnesota and began his training in Judo in 1974. He started training competition Tae Kwon Do in 1976. To get his hands better he joined Golden Gloves Boxing in 1978 and competed all throughout his junior and senior high years while still competing in many karate tournaments...

Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt), Sambo, Tae Kwon Do, Jeet Kune Do, Kickboxing, Escrima, Shooto, Mixed Martial Arts (Shooto Champion; record: 11-4-2)

Trivia: was undefeated during his reign as Shooto Champion

Best seen in BLOODSPORT 3

32. Michael Bisping

Actor | xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Michael Bisping was born on February 28, 1979 in Liverpool, England. He is an actor and producer, known for xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017), Den of Thieves (2018) and Twin Peaks (2017).

Kickboxing (5-time British National Champion), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (brown belt; WJJC Silver medalist), Karate, Mixed Martial Arts (FX3, Cage Rage & Cage Warriors Champion; record: 27-7)

Trivia: is the 2008 and 2012 World MMA International Fighter of the Year

Best seen in BEATDOWN

33. Bobby Lashley

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Hard-hitting and soft-spoken, Bobby Lashley has become one of the few rookies to have an impact in a major wrestling company like WWE (Formly WWF), making his mark for his suplexes, especially for his bell-to-belly suplexes.

Lashley Lashley attend Missouri Valley College, which he won three national...

Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts (Shark Fights & XFN Champion; record: 14-2)

Trivia: aspired to become an Olympic freestyle wrestler, but was derailed by a knee injury

Best seen in BEATDOWN

34. Mike Swick

Actor | Beatdown

Mike Swick was born on June 19, 1979 in Houston, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Beatdown (2010), UFC on Fox (2011) and The Ultimate Fighter (2005).

Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 15-6)

Trivia: represents the AKA Thailand MMA organization

Best seen in BEATDOWN

35. Kimo Leopoldo

Actor | Avengers Grimm

Kimo Leopoldo was born on January 4, 1964 in Munich, Germany. He is an actor, known for Avengers Grimm (2015), The Dog Problem (2006) and Bullet (2014).

Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt), Kickboxing (record: 0-3), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 10-7-1)

Trivia: carried a cross to the ring during the UFC 3 pay-per-view

Best seen in THE PROCESS

36. Lyoto Machida

Actor | Brass Knuckles

Lyoto Machida was born on May 30, 1978 in Belém, Pará, Brazil as Lyoto Carvalho Machida. He is an actor and writer, known for Brass Knuckles, Tapped Out (2014) and The Mancode (2012).

Shotokan Karate (2-time Brazil National Champion; Pan-American Champion), Sumo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt), Mixed Martial Arts (UFC Champion; record: 22-7)

Trivia: is the first UFC Champion to win the title with a perfect record (15-0)

Best seen in NEVER BACK DOWN

37. Thomas Howard

Nacho Libre

Thomas Howard was born on December 26, 1969 in Huntington Beach, California, USA. He is known for his work on Nacho Libre (2006), True Vengeance (1997) and Muay Thai Giant (2008).

Kickboxing (record: 0-1), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 0-7)

Trivia: is an instructor for Japan's Universal Fighting Organization

Best seen in MUAY THAI GIANT

38. Trevor Prangley

Actor | Dragon Eyes

Trevor Prangley was born on August 24, 1971 in Cape Town, South Africa. He is an actor, known for Dragon Eyes (2012), Strikeforce Challengers (2009) and Bellator Fighting Championships (2009).

Muay Thai, Kickboxing (WPKO Champion), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (King of the Cage, Shark Fights, Bodog & MFC Champion; record: 34-11-2)

Trivia: is also an amateur wrestler, having won the South African National Championship

Best seen in DRAGON EYES

39. Ken Shamrock

Self | WWF St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Ken Shamrock was born on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia, USA as Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick. He is known for his work on WWF St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1999), Grace Is Gone (2019) and WWE SmackDown Live (1999). He has been married to Tonya Shamrock since February 27, 2005. They have three ...

Kickboxing (record: 0-1), Mixed Martial Arts (UFC, King of Pancrase & WMMAA Champion; UFC Hall of Fame entry; record: 28-16-2)

Trivia: was the first-ever UFC Champion to defend a title

Best seen in CHAMPIONS

40. Joe Son

Actor | Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Joe Son was born on November 22, 1970 in Korea as Joseph Hyungmin Son. He is an actor, known for Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Bad Blood (1994) and Shootfighter: Fight to the Death (1993).

Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Joe Son Do (founder), Kickboxing (record: 0-1), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 0-4)

Trivia: was a trainer of Kimo Leopoldo and Keith Hackney

Best seen in SHOOTFIGHTER 2

41. Willie Williams

Actor | American Heart

Willie Williams is known for his work on American Heart (1992), Missing in Action (1984) and American Ninja (1985).

Kyokushin Karate, Shin Kakutou-Jitsu, Judo, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 9-4)

Trivia: participated in the first All-World Karate Tournament in 1975 in Tokyo

Best seen in RETURN OF THE KICKIGHTER

42. Marco Ruas

Actor | The Eliminator

Marco Ruas was born on January 23, 1961 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Marco Antônio de Lima Ruas. He is an actor, known for The Eliminator (2004), Kickboxer 3: The Art of War (1992) and Where Are They Now? (2016).

Capoeira, Luta Livre (7th degree black belt), Tae Kwon Do (1st Dan), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (1st degree black belt), Judo (Brazilian National Champion), Muay Thai (4-time Brazilian National Champion), Vale Tudo (WVC Champion), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 9-4-2)

Trivia: is the winner of the 2003 UFC Viewers' Choice Award

Best seen in THE ELIMINATOR

43. Joe Charles

Actor | Full Contact

Joe Charles is an actor and manager, known for Full Contact (1993), Sworn to Justice (1996) and Deadly Bet (1992).

Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan Karate, Kenpo, Judo, Jujitsu, Sambo, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 6-13)

Trivia: set an early UFC record for "fastest submission" by submitting Kevin Rosier in 14 seconds via an armbar

Best seen in FULL CONTACT

44. Todd Duffee

Stunts | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) Todd Duffee knocked out in stone what he was set on doing as a full-time career. He was born in Evansville, Indiana on December 6, 1985, spending his formative years in Raleigh, Illinois. At age 16, Todd had moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he joined a boxing gym and thus...

Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 9-3)

Trivia: is a one-time winner of UFC's Knockout of the Night

Best seen in NEVER BACK DOWN 2

45. Yves Edwards

Stunts | Olympus Has Fallen

Yves Edwards was born on September 30, 1976 in Nassau, Bahamas as Yves Ed'Duvill Edwards. He is known for his work on Olympus Has Fallen (2013), The Equalizer 2 (2018) and Straight Outta Compton (2015).

Karate, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 42-22-1)

Trivia: also a professional boxer (record: 2-0)

Best seen in CIRCLE OF PAIN

46. Fabiano Iha

Actor | The Bleeding

Fabiano Iha was born on July 28, 1970 in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. He is known for his work on The Bleeding (2009), Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (2016) and Assassin X (2016).

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt), Vale Tudo, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 9-5)

Trivia: trained in MMA under Marco Ruas

Best seen in NEVER SURRENDER

47. Cheick Kongo

Actor | Attila

Cheick Kongo was born on May 17, 1975 in Sevran, France. He is an actor, known for Attila (2013), Locked Down (2010) and The Green Ghost (2018).

Karate, Muay Thai, Savate, Kickboxing (4-time KoC Champion; Rings World , European & Intercontinental Muay Thai Champion; record: 21-2), Mixed Martial Arts (KotR Champion; record: 23-10-2), Pentjak Silat, Kendo

Trivia: is also a columnist for Top Fight magazine

Best seen in LOCKED DOWN

48. Gilbert Melendez

Actor | Dragon Eyes

Melendez, a Mexican-American, is from Santa Ana, California, and wrestled during high school. Melendez always enjoyed combat sports and competition, but did not start training in MMA until after college when he was introduced to the sport by his good friend and MMA fighter Jake Shields. Melendez ...

Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (brown belt), Mixed Martial Arts (3-time Strikeforce & WEC Champion; record: 22-5)

Trivia: is the MMAFighting 2006 Lightweight of the Year

Best seen in DRAGON EYES

49. Frank Mir

Actor | Brass Knuckles

Frank Mir was born on May 24, 1979 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA as Francisco Santos Mir III. He is an actor, known for Brass Knuckles, Hell's Chain (2009) and Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016).

Kenpo (1st Dan), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt; NAGA & Pan American Champion; black belt), Mixed Martial Arts (UFC Champion; record: 18-10)

Trivia: is the only fighter to have defeated Cheick Kongo and Brock Lesnar via submission

Best seen in CIRCLE OF PAIN

50. Lance 'The Snake' Cartwright

Actor | Goon

Lance 'The Snake' Cartwright is known for his work on Goon (2011), Locked Down (2010) and Road of Iniquity (2018).

Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 2-4-1)

Trivia: former member of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League

Best seen in LOCKED DOWN

51. Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic

Actor | Ultimate Force

Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic was born on September 10, 1974 in Vinkovci, Croatia, Yugoslavia. He is an actor and producer, known for Ultimate Force (2005), Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2012 (2012) and UFC on Fox (2011).

Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Kickboxing (K-1 World GP Champion; record: 23-8), Mixed Martial Arts (IGF & PRIDE FC Champion; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry; record: 31-11-2)

Trivia: is also an amateur boxer (record: 40-5)

Best seen in ULTIMATE FORCE

52. Josh Thomson

Actor | Fist of the Dragon

Josh Thomson was born on September 21, 1978 in San Jose, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Fist of the Dragon (2014), Death Mist and UFC on Fox (2011).

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt), Muay Thai, Kickboxing (2-time WPKO Champion; NAKO Champion), Mixed Martial Arts (2-time Strikeforce Champion; NASFC Champion; record: 22-8)

Trivia: served six months in prison for aggravated assault

Best seen in FIST OF THE DRAGON

53. Roman Mitichyan

Stunts | Argo

Roman Mitichyan was born in Vanadzor, Armenia and started training at the age 8 in free style wrestling. He then went on to train in the art of Sambo-Judo with Baxshik Saroyan. Roman was a natural at the sport and soon became a Champion in Armenia. In 1997 he and his family moved to the United ...

Sambo, Judo (USJI Champion), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 8-3)

Trivia: trained in the martial arts under Baxshik Saroyan, Gene LeBell, and Gokor Chivichyan

Best seen in THE SAINT

54. John Lewis

Actor | Den of Thieves

John Lewis is an American actor, film producer, and writer that was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. John is a former mixed martial arts champion and a veteran of multiple world-class organizations including the UFC, Battlecade Extreme Fighting, and Vale Tudo Japan. In addition to being one of the most ...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (5th degree black belt), Sho Kon Do (2nd Dan), Judo (1st Dan), Jujitsu (1st Dan), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 3-4-3)

Trivia: operates a martial arts academy with Andre Pederneiras

Best seen in MORTAL KOMBAT: LEGACY

55. Royce Gracie

Actor | The Scorpion King: The Lost Throne

Royce Gracie, of the legendary Gracie family, is one of the most prolific and influential MMA fighters in history. He became an 'underdog' hero while changing the landscape of combat sports and revolutionizing martial arts forever. After winning the first UFC Tournament(s) (UFC1, UFC2, UFC4), he ...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (6th degree black belt), Mixed Martial Arts (UFC, Black Belt & Fight Matrix Hall of Fame entry; record: 14-2-3)

Trivia: set records in two different promotions for the longest recorded fight - in the PFC for 36:00 (against Ken Shamrock) and in UFC for 90:00 (against Kazushi Sakuraba)

Best seen in THE SCORPION KING: THE LOST THRONE

56. Frank Shamrock

Stunts | 13

Frank Shamrock was born on December 8, 1972 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Frank Alicio Juarez III. He is known for his work on 13 (2010), Oz (1997) and Money Fight (2012).

Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts (UFC, Strikeforce & WKC Champion; King of Pancrase; record: 23-10-2)

Trivia: is the first Mexican-American fighter to win an official MMA championship

Best seen in ART OF SUBMISSION

57. Gray Maynard

Actor | Art of Submission

Gray Maynard was born on May 9, 1979 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. He is an actor, known for Money Fight (2012), UFC on Fox (2011) and The Ultimate Fighter (2005).

Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (blue belt), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 11-5-1)

Trivia: is a 3-time NCAA collegiate wrestling champion

Best seen in ART OF SUBMISSION

58. Tyson Griffin

Actor | Art of Submission

Tyson Griffin was born on April 20, 1984 in Santa Rosa, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Money Fight (2012), RFA 4: Griffin vs. Escudero (2012) and World Series of Fighting 4: Spong vs. DeAnda (2013).

Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts (Gladiator Challenge Champion; record: 16-8)

Trivia: is a former construction worker

Best seen in ART OF SUBMISSION

59. Pete Spratt

Actor | Repentance: Thugz ll

Pete Spratt was born on January 9, 1971 in Dennison, Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Repentance: Thugz ll (2006), Serum (2006) and Where Are They Now? (2016).

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (blue belt), Kenpo, Sanshou, Muay Thai, Kickboxing (2-time ISKA Champion; record: 15-3), Mixed Martial Arts (GSE Champion; record: 25-23)

Trivia: is also a boxer and former Golden Gloves state champion

Best seen in REPENTANCE: THUGZ II

60. Thomas Diagne

Stunts | Fist of the Dragon

Thomas Diagne is known for his work on Fist of the Dragon (2014), Strikeforce Challengers (2009) and Bellator MMA Live (2013).

Sanshou, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 5-5-1)

Trivia: trained in the martial arts under Cung Le

Best seen in FIST OF THE DRAGON

61. Mike Wilson

Stunts | Banshee

Mike Wilson is known for his work on Banshee (2013), The Boss (2016) and Oblivion (2013).

Hapkido, Hap Mu Do, Kum Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Sambo, Judo, Kook Sool Won, Hwa Rang Do, Tae Kwon Do, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 0-3)

Trivia: is the founder and instructor of the Royal Martial Arts academy

Best seen in THE GIRL FROM THE NAKED EYE

62. Jace Jeanes

Stunts | Furious Seven

Jace Jeanes was born on January 28, 1977 in Houston, Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Furious 7 (2015), Spy (2015) and Alita: Battle Angel (2019).

Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (recod: 0-2)

Trivia: also practices boxing and wrestling

Best seen in BEATDOWN

63. Vinnie Samero

Actor | Takedown

Vinnie Samero is an actor, known for Takedown (2009) and FightZone Presents (2007).

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (brown belt), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 1-2)

Trivia: is also a martial arts instructor at the American Combat Club

Best seen in TAKEDOWN

64. Nic Osei

Actor | Ud af mørket

Nic Osei is an actor, known for Through Darkness (2012).

Tae Kwon Do (Oxford & London Open Champion), Escrima, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 9-6)

Trivia: won his first MMA fight by KO

Best seen in THROUGH DARKNESS

65. Marcus Silveira

Actor | Mortal Contact

Marcus Silveira was born on December 9, 1964 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is an actor, known for Mortal Contact (1995), UFC: Ultimate Japan 1 (1997) and Battlecade: Extreme Fighting #3 (1996).

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 6-4)

Trivia: is the founder of the American Top Team

Best seen in MORTAL CONTACT

66. Bart Vale

Actor | Mortal Contact

Bart Vale is an actor, known for Mortal Contact (1995), World Combat Championship (1996) and Battlecade: Extreme Fighting #3 (1996).

Chinese Kenpo (10th Dan), Kickboxing (record: 0-2), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 1-2)

Trivia: is the founder of the International Shootfighting Association

Best seen in MORTAL CONTACT

67. Dave Bautista

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista, a hairdresser. His father is Filipino, and his mother has Greek ancestry.

When WCW officials told him he'd never make it in sports entertainment, Bautista pushed himself ...

Escrima, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (purple belt), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 1-0)

Trivia: trained in the martial arts under Marrese Crump and Cesar Gracie

Best seen in THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS

68. Tim Lajcik

Stunts | Okja

Tim Lajcik is known for his work on Okja (2017), John Wick (2014) and Cold in July (2014).

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 7-6-1)

Trivia: is a former AAU National Freestyle and 2-time All-American Wrestling Champion

Best seen in BULLETS BLADES & BLOOD

69. Josh Barnett

Actor | Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins

Josh Barnett was born on November 10, 1977 in Seattle, Washington, USA. He is an actor, known for Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins, Mercenary: Absolution (2015) and TNA iMPACT! Wrestling (2004).

Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt; IBJJF & IGJJF Gold medalist), Mixed Martial Arts (UFC & Pancrase Champion; record: 34-8)

Trivia: was inspired to study grappling after watching the UFC 2 pay-per-view

Best seen in ABSOLUTION

70. Krzysztof Soszynski

Actor | Logan

Krzysztof Soszynski is mixed martial arts fighter, actor, stuntman, DJ and creator of the KSOS Conditioning System. He was born in Stalowa Wola Poland and moved to Canada with his family when he was 10. Soszynski, former TKO Heavyweight Champion, is a UFC veteran and MMA coach at the UFC Gym in ...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (TKO & ICC Champion; record: 26-12-1)

Trivia: is also a former professional wrestler

Best seen in TAPPED OUT

71. Shonie Carter

Stunts | The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

Shonie Carter was born on May 3, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, Money Fight (2012) and CIA International.

Jujitsu, Shorin-Ryu Karate (5-time Shidokan Champion; USA Martial Arts, Action Martial Arts, Masters & Martial Arts Hall of Fame entry), Judo (2-time Tennessee State Champion), Sanshou, Kickboxing (Illinois & North Carolina State Champion; NAGA Champion; record: 57-5), Mixed Martial Arts (2-time EC Champion; IFC, IHC, KOTC, WEC, WFC, IMAC & Throwdown Champion; record: 51-31-7)

Trivia: is also an amateur wrestler, having participated in the Olympic Trials

Best seen in ART OF SUBMISSION

72. Tito Ortiz

Actor | Cradle 2 the Grave

Cited by film producer Jeff Most as "The next Vin Diesel", Tito delivers the audience as well as the sheer acting talent. The most electrifying Ultimate Fighting competitor alive today, as intimidating as Tito is in the ring, outside he is an unparalleled fan favorite. A dynamic speaker, Tito's ...

Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (ADCC Bronze medalist), Mixed Martial Arts (UFC Champion; record: 18-12-1)

Trivia: holds the UFC record for most fights within the organization (27)

Best seen in CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE

73. Bill Waters

Actor | Dragon Eyes

Bill Waters is an actor, known for Dragon Eyes (2012).

Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 3-1)

Trivia: is an instructor at DRIVE Mixed Martial Arts of Cincinnati, OH

Best seen in DRAGON EYES

74. Rich Clementi

Actor | Dragon Eyes

Rich Clementi was born on March 31, 1976 in Slidell, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor, known for Dragon Eyes (2012), The Philly Kid (2012) and The Ultimate Fighter (2005).

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (WEC Champion; record: 45-23-1)

Trivia: is an American military veteran

Best seen in DRAGON EYES

75. Kazushi Sakuraba

Actor | Nagurimono

Kazushi Sakuraba was born on July 14, 1968 in Japan. He is an actor, known for Nagurimono: Love & Kill (2005), Baton (2009) and NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9 (2015).

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt [honorary]), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 26-17-1)

Trivia: is the first fighter to beat Royce Gracie in MMA competition

Best seen in NAGURIMONO: LOVE & KILL

76. Sean O'Haire

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Sean O'Haire was born on February 25, 1971 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA as Sean Christopher Haire. He was an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and WCW Thunder (1998). He was married to Joy Elizabeth. He died on September 9, 2014 in Spartanburg, South ...

HONORARY ENTRY

Kickboxing (record: 0-4), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 4-2)

Trivia: was named the Rookie of the Year 2000 by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards

77. Jess Liaudin

Actor | Night Fare

Jess Liaudin was born in 1973 in Evry France. Coming from from a very underprivileged background, Jess began studying martial arts at the age of eight, and went on to master a multitude of different styles over the years. At the age of sixteen, Jess began to compete in Kickboxing and Muay Thai ...

Karate, Muay Thai, Kickboxing (record: 19-3), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Sambo (UK National Open Silver medalist); Mixed Martial Arts (ECC & Sport Budo Champion; record: 20-11)

Trivia: is a former chef

Best seen in SKIN TRAFFIK

78. Kajan Johnson

Actor | Damage

Kajan Johnson is an actor, known for Damage (2009), Stick & Move (2018) and UFC Ultimate Insider (2012).

Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 21-11-1)

Trivia: carved and practiced with wooden swords and nunchaku as a child

Best seen in DAMAGE

79. Alberto Del Rio

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Alberto Del Rio was born on May 25, 1977 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico as José Alberto Rodriguez. He is an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), WWE Raw (1993) and WWE NXT (2010).

HONORARY ENTRY

Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 9-5)

Trivia: was ranked #6 among the top singles pro wrestlers by the PWI 2011

80. Anthony Carelli

Actor | WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History

Anthony Carelli was born on March 14, 1974 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History (2011), WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2011 (2010) and Clash Time (2011). He has been married to Anna Babji since November 2015. They have one child.

HONORARY ENTRY

Judo, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 0-1)

Trivia: has studied the martial arts for over 20 years

81. Gene LeBell

Actor | Rush Hour

"Judo" Gene LeBell the "Godfather of Grappling" is both a renowned ex-world champion in both wrestling/judo, and one of Hollywood's busiest stuntmen. He is highly respected by many martial artists all over the world, and has been considered a ground breaker in many aspects of the art of grappling.

...

Kodokan Judo (9th Dan; 2-time AAU Champion; USA Overall Champion), Jujitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 1-0)

Trivia: fought in the first sanctioned MMA-style match in 1963, against boxer Milo Savage, whom he rendered unconscious

Best seen in BLOODFIST IV

82. Nicholas Hill

Actor | Fists of Iron

Nico grew up in a home where addictions, the occult, violence, betrayals, physical and mental abuse were normal. He began drinking at an early age to numb the pain and fill the hole in his heart, spirit and soul. He went on to become one of the pioneers of cage fighting, and fought in Russia and ...

Okinawa-Te Karate (4th Dan), Judo, Muay Thai, Vale Tudo, Mixed Martial Arts (UAF Champion)

Trivia: is a former member of the US Olympic Boxing Team

Best seen in BLOODSPORT II

83. David Campbell

Actor | Deadly Prey

David Campbell is an actor and producer, known for Deadly Prey (1987), Deadliest Prey (2013) and Scarecrows (1988).

Vovinam, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 0-1)

Trivia: also works as a conditioning coach for MMA competitors

Best seen in THE KILLING MACHINE

84. Hans Marrero

Stunts | Ingobernable

Born in 1985 in Beaufort, South Carolina, Marrero's upbringing was defined by discipline and structure. Son of Dr. Myra Ancheta (United States Marine Corps Retired), former Marine Corps and Naval Officer, and Hans Marrero Sr. (United States Marine Corps Retired). Young Marrero was introduced to the...

Kobushi Sessen-Jutsu, Shorinji Kenpo, Kyokushin & Kai-Kan Karate, Aikido, Matsukazi-Ryu Jujitsu, Judo, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 12-7)

Trivia: is a former senior instructor of the Police Combative Training Academy

Best seen in NEVER BACK DOWN 2

85. Gary Goodridge

Actor | Gojira: Fainaru uôzu

Gary Goodridge was born on January 17, 1966 in Trinidad and Tobago. He is an actor, known for Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), Gladiator Cop (1995) and The Hurt Business (2016).

Kuk Sool Won (4th Dan [honorary]), Muay Thai, Kickboxing (K-1 GP Champion; record: 12-24-2), Vale Tudo, Mixed Martial Arts (IVC Champion; record: 23-22-1)

Trivia: is also a former amateur boxer, having won the Canadian National Championship

Best seen in GLADIATOR COP

86. Eric Butterbean Esch

Self | Jackass: The Movie

Eric Butterbean Esch was born on August 3, 1968 in Jasper, Alabama, USA as Eric Esch.

HONORARY ENTRY

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (purple belt), Kickboxing (record: 3-4), Mixed Martial Arts (Elite-1 Champion; record: 15-10-1)

Trivia: is also a pro boxer (record: 77-10-4) and former IBA & WAA champion

87. Daniel Puder

Actor | American Girls

Daniel Puder, born on October 9, 1981, first made a name for himself in high school. Puder finished first place in his weight division in the Central Coast Section amateur wrestling. He accomplished this while wrestling with a broken hand. The wrestling mat wasn't the only location where Puder ...

HONORARY ENTRY

Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 8-0)

Trivia: out-wrestled Kurt Angle in a shoot match on WWE programming

88. Antonio Silva

Actor | The Scorpion King: The Lost Throne

When he was aged 3, Antonio Carlos Silva observed a karate demonstration at a playground, which stirred his interest in the martial arts, and later lead to him being one of the most agile heavyweights in Mixed Martial Arts. Silva trained in karate for 13 years before transitioning to Jiu Jitsu in ...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt), Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts (Cage Rage, Cage Warrior & Pro Elite Champion; record: 19-8-1)

Trivia: was a former armored car security guard

Best seen in THE SCORPION KING 4

89. Hisae Watanabe

Actress | Hai kikku gâru!

Hisae Watanabe is an actress, known for High-Kick Girl! (2009), Shoot Boxing World Tournament Girls S-Cup 2010 (2010) and VTJ in Osaka (2016).

Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts (DEEP & Golden Muscle Champion; record: 20-6)

Trivia: is one of only two fighters to defeat Satoko Shinashi in MMA competition

Best seen in HIGH KICK GIRL

90. Paul Lazenby

Stunts | Deadpool 2

Paul Lazenby is known for his work on Deadpool 2 (2018), Riverdale (2017) and The Predator (2018). He was previously married to Marianna Komlos.

Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts (NFC Champion; record: 1-6)

Trivia: is the first super heavyweight fighter in history to hold Canadian titles in MMA and Muay Thai at the same time

Best seen in DAMAGE

91. Stefanos Miltsakakis

Actor | Cyborg

Born in humble surroundings in Provatonas, a small village near the town of Alexandroupoli in northern Greece, on August 3, 1959, Miltsakakis shot to fame fighting Jean-Claude Van Damme in five Hollywood movies. He was raised in an environment where children grew up fighting and wrestling. In 1973,...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Vale Tudo, Mixed Martial Arts (2-time WVC Champion; record: 3-0)

Trivia: won his first Vale Tudo Championship by defeating Joe Charles via submission in 8:38 minutes

Best seen in MAXIMUM RISK

92. Jeff Joslin

Actor | Tapped Out

Jeff Joslin was born on April 30, 1975 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for Tapped Out (2014), The Secret Cross (2014) and The Being Frank Show (2010).

Karate (3-time Canadian National Champion), Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt; Pan-Am & Apex Fighting Champion; Grappler's Quest Nationals Gold medalist), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 5-3)

Trivia: initially studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Renzo Gracie's instructional video tapes

Best seen in TAPPED

93. Mariusz Pudzianowski

Actor | Sasiady

Mariusz Pudzianowski was born on February 7, 1977 in Biala Rawska, Lódzkie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Neighborhooders (2014), Nie ma takiego numeru (2007) and Faceci do wziecia (2006).

Kyokushin Karate (green belt), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 9-4)

Trivia: has won first place in a combined 39 national and international strongman competitions, including the World's Strongest Man and Strongman Super Series events

Best seen in NIE MA TAKIEGO NUMERU

94. Kenta Kobayashi

Actor | WWE NXT

Kenta Kobayashi is a professional wrestlers best known for his work in WWE as Hideo Itami, and his time in Japan as KENTA. He was trained by legendary wrestlers Kenta Kobashi and Yoshihiro Takayama. Kenta competed for 15 years in Pro-Wrestling NOAH before leaving for WWE in 2014. He has captured ...

HONORARY ENTRY

Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 1-1)

Trivia: has won 8 pro wrestling world championships

95. Gerard Gordeau

Self | Choke

At an early age Gerard Gordeau enjoyed fighting, and had many unofficial matches. The Dutchman later trained in savate, France's version of kick-boxing, and karate prior to competing in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). From 1978 to 1985, Gordeau was Dutch Kyokushin Karate Champion. In 1992, Gordeau won ...

HONORARY ENTRY

Kyokushin, Sei Budo Kai & Oyama Karate (9th, 7th & 4th Dan; 8-time Dutch National Champion; Dutch National Team member), Jujitsu (10th Dan [honorary]), Savate (WSC Champion), Kickboxing, Vale Tudo, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 2-2)

Trivia: is the founder of the Kamakura Honbu Dojo in the Netherlands

96. Cris Cyborg

Actress | Fight Valley 2: Lockdown

A native of Curitiba, Brazil, Cristiane Justino Venancio was born in July 1985. Famous as Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos, she shares the nickname "Cyborg" with her former husband and fellow mixed martial artist Evangelista Santos. After their divorce years later, she would become Cristiane Justino. ...

Muay Thai (record: 2-1), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (brown belt; 2-time IBJJF Gold medalist; ADCC Champion), Mixed Martial Arts (Strikeforce & Invicta Champion; record: 15-1)

Trivia: rendered interviewer Aaron Tru unconscious when asked how long it would take to choke out an opponent

Best seen in FIGHT VALLEY

97. Don Frye

Actor | Gojira: Fainaru uôzu

Don Frye dominated the world of mixed martial arts for 6 straight years. A former pro boxer and a licensed firefighter, Don Frye made an impressive professional fight debut by knocking out 6'1", 410 pound Thomas Ramirez in 8 seconds. Frye captured his first Ultimate Fighting Championship on Feb. 16...

Judo (2nd Dan), Kickboxing (record: 0-1), Mixed Martial Arts (record: 20-9-1)

Trivia: was also a professional boxer (record: 1-0)

Best seen in HONOR

98. Fedor Emelianenko

Actor | Klyuch salamandry

Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko (born September 28, 1976) Fedor is a Russian heavyweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He is the current World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts Heavyweight Champion and the last holder of the Pride Heavyweight Championship, Pride 2004 Grand Prix winner, four time ...

Sambo (6-time Russian National Champion; FIAS Gold [3x] & Bronze medalist; WCSF Gold medalist; ECSF Gold medalist; President's Cup Gold medalist; Dagestan Open, Union of Heroes Cup & Moscow Open Gold medalist; FIAS Hall of Fame entry), Judo (Moscow International Bronze medalist), Mixed Martial Arts (PRIDE, WAMMA & RINGS Champion; Black Belt Hall of Fame entry; record: 35-4)

Trivia: is a recipient of the First Class Golden Order of the Romanov Family of St. Nicholas II, First Class Order of Peter the Great, and Second Class Order For Merit to the Fatherland

Best seen in THE 5TH EXECUTION

99. Shannon Ritch

Actor | No Way Out

Shannon Ritch is an actor and writer, known for No Way Out, Choke (2011) and Bullets Blades and Blood (2019).

Karate, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt; IBJJF, NAGA & US Open Champion), Mixed Martial Arts (IFC & KOTC Champion; record: 53-79; Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame entry)

Trivia: claims an unofficial MMA fight record of 112-87-2

Best seen in WALKER, TEXAS RANGER

100. Kazunari Murakami

Actor | Pia: Machi o tsunagumono

Kazunari Murakami is an actor, known for The Peers (2019), NJPW Samurai TV (2002) and Battlecade: Extreme Fighting #3 (1996).

HONORARY ENTRY

Judo (Takushoku University Team member), Sumo, Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts (record: 5-5)

Trivia: is also a professional wrestler



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