Lionsgate has released an intense trailer for a great looking MMA drama titled Born A Champion. The film stars Sean Patrick Flanery as Mickey Kelly, who is one of the first American black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
The story is set in the 1990s and it follows Mickey who gets pulled away from everything he loves and into an unsanctioned MMA tournament. His motivation behind this is the hope that he will be able to provide for his family and give them a better life. As you’ll see, it’s a rough road for him, but when it comes to inspirational movies like this, he’s sure to come out on top.
The rest of the cast includes Dennis Quaid, Katrina Bowden, Currie Graham, Costas Mandylor, Maurice Compte, Reno Wilson, and Ali Afshar. I enjoy movies like this and I liked what I saw in the trailer, so I hope that it ends up being a decent movie.
Born a Champion was directed by Alex Ranarivelo (Alpha Males Experiment, American Wrestler: The Wizard, The Dog Lover, Running Wild, Pray for Rain, Dirt, The Ride, and Bennett’s War). Lionsgate will release the film in select US theaters and on VOD starting January 22nd, 2021.