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Born a Champion (2021)

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Mickey Kelley, one of the first American black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, gets pulled away from everything he loves and into an unsanctioned MMA tournament.

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Alex Ranarivelo
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Credited cast:
Katrina Bowden ... Layla
Dennis Quaid ... Mason
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Mickey
Currie Graham ... Burchman
Maurice Compte ... Rosco
Costas Mandylor ... Dimitris
Reno Wilson ... Terry Pittman
Ali Afshar ... The Sheik
Christine Kilmer ... Brunette
Chris Boudreaux ... Jimmy
Jonathan Kowalsky ... Travis
Paul J. Alessi ... Irate Driver
Marshelle Fair ... News Anchor
Johnny Jay Lee ... Boyfriend (as Johnny Lee)
William W. Barbour ... Reporter
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Mickey Kelley, one of the first American black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, gets pulled away from everything he loves and into an unsanctioned MMA tournament.

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Action | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language throughout
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The Dubai desert shots were filmed in Merzouga, Morocco. See more »

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Fun, heart, and martial arts...
23 January 2021 | by jon-22643See all my reviews

I was so surprised...the trailer is so-so but the movie is simply great. I was so gland to see Flanery, an actor who is also a real life BJJ black belt and also runs his own BJJ place in Hollywood where he also teaches, play a fighter, which he really is (well not MMA but he is well known for his BJJ skills). It looks realistic, although he is 55 years old in real life, in the movie he plays a much younger person, simply because he is so fit and looks much younger thanks to his lifestyle and... makeup. In terms of plot, you have seen it before in so many movies, but still, the cast brings all you can wish for, so if you like these action-drama-fighting movies you will be fully satisfied. A must watch if you ask me.


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22 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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