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27th Aug '16 7:46:14 PM ASCE
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* ThePromise: Tommy's motivation in the tournament is to win the prize money for his dead best friend's family. When he's entered into Sparta, he calls the wife of the family to say to her he hasn't forgotten his promise. When Brendan pops his shoulder, in between rounds he breaks out into tears knowing he isn't going to be able to keep his promise.

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* ThePromise: Tommy's motivation in the tournament is to win the prize money for his dead best friend's family. When he's entered into Sparta, he calls the wife of the family to say to her he hasn't forgotten his promise. When [[spoiler:When Brendan pops his shoulder, in between rounds he breaks out into tears knowing he isn't going to be able to keep his promise.]]
27th Aug '16 7:45:09 PM ASCE
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* ThePromise: Tommy's motivation in the tournament is to win the prize money for his dead best friend's family. When he's entered into Sparta, he calls the wife of the family to say to her he hasn't forgotten his promise. When Brendan pops his shoulder, in between rounds he breaks out into tears knowing he isn't going to be able to keep his promise.
29th Jun '16 10:05:15 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Bryan Callen as a ringside color commentator is an obvious Joe Rogan impersonation. Both are brash comedians with a casual commentating style.

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** Bryan Callen as a ringside color commentator is an obvious Joe Rogan impersonation. Both are brash comedians with a casual commentating style. They're also good friends in real life.



* PerformerVsTechnician: The contrast between Tommy and Brendan's fighting styles. Though Tommy would not care either way, he is an ''incredibly'' flashy fighter to watch: he wastes no time and goes immediately for the knockout. He usually succeeds, thanks to his extraordinary power. Brendan, by contrast, is older and relies on getting his opponents to submit instead of knocking them out. It's even lampshaded in Brendan's fight against Koba, when the play-by-play announcer remarks on Brendan's "endless bag of submissions." [[spoiler: And, sure enough, Koba shakes off a straight armbar from side mount, a kimura wrist lock…only to fall victim to a kneebar.]]

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* PerformerVsTechnician: The contrast between Tommy and Brendan's fighting styles. Though Tommy would not care either way, he is an ''incredibly'' flashy fighter to watch: he wastes no time and goes immediately for the knockout. He usually succeeds, thanks to his extraordinary power. Brendan, by contrast, is older and relies on getting his opponents to submit instead of knocking them out. It's even lampshaded in Brendan's fight against Koba, when the play-by-play announcer remarks on Brendan's "endless bag of submissions." [[spoiler: And, sure enough, Koba shakes off a straight armbar from side mount, mount and a kimura wrist lock…only lock, only to fall victim to a kneebar.]]



* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler: Although Brendan already had Tommy since the 3rd round, he becomes more concerned for his brother's well being than actually winning the tournament. His wife is also obviously uncomfortable watching her husband dominating his own brother despite their urgent need for the prize money.]]

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* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler: Although Brendan already had Tommy since the 3rd round, he becomes more concerned for his brother's well being well-being than actually winning the tournament. His wife is also obviously uncomfortable watching her husband dominating his own brother despite their urgent need for the prize money.]]



* RetiredBadass: The Conlons. Paddy is a retired boxer, Brendan is a former UFC fighter and comes back ''much'' better, and Tommy served in the U.S. Marines. [[spoiler: Or rather, went AWOL.]]

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* RetiredBadass: The Conlons. Paddy is a retired boxer, Brendan is a former UFC fighter and comes back ''much'' better, and Tommy served in the U.S. Marines. [[spoiler: Or rather, went AWOL.]]



* UnderdogsNeverLose: [[spoiler: Brendan pulled [[DarkHorseVictory dark horse victories]] after the other, ultimately winning the tournament.]]

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* UnderdogsNeverLose: [[spoiler: Brendan pulled [[DarkHorseVictory pulls one dark horse victories]] victory after the other, another, ultimately winning the tournament.]]



** Brendan's "I forgave you & mom" speech to Tommy made the latter go from indifferent to extremely pissed off.

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** Brendan's "I forgave you & and mom" speech to Tommy made the latter go from indifferent to extremely pissed off.
29th Jun '16 9:59:16 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* MsFanservice: Brendan's wife, played by Creator/JenniferMorrison.
** To say nothing of the ring girls.

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* MsFanservice: Brendan's wife, played by Creator/JenniferMorrison.
** To say nothing of the
The ring girls.girls, as in any MMA event.
8th Dec '15 1:52:16 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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* PerformerVsTechnician: The contrast between Tommy and Brendan's fighting styles. Though Tommy would not care either way, he is an ''incredibly'' flashy fighter to watch: he wastes no time and goes immediately for the knockout. He usually succeeds, thanks to his extraordinary power. Brendan, by contrast, is older and relies on getting his opponents to submit instead of knocking them out. It's even lampshaded in Brendan's fight against Koba, when the play-by-play announcer remarks on Brendan's "endless bag of submissions." [[spoiler: And, sure enough, Koba shakes off a straight armbar from side mount, a kimura wrist lock…only to fall victim to a kneebar.]]
24th Sep '15 8:04:11 PM VeryConfusedPerson
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* AntiVillain: Both Brendan and Tommy are treated sympathetically throughout the film, but Tommy fulfills the role of the villain, with Brendan being closer to a role of hero. He's a complete jerk to both his brother and father throughout the film, refusing to help them reconcile their old family demons (although not [[FreudianExcuse without reason]]). He also fights like a classic screen villain, [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] his foes with anger and brutality.



* VillainProtagonist: Tommy, although he's more of an AntiVillain {{Deuteragonist}}.
13th Jun '15 2:59:32 AM Morgenthaler
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The movie was well received at the box office, with excellent characterization and solid performances turned in by the lead actors, as well as very realistic fight scenes.
9th Feb '15 10:55:26 PM JasonJD48
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* ArtisticLicenseSports: One character very obviously gets his arm broken in the middle of a bout, but continues to fight on. In reality, getting your arm broken would result in an immediate stoppage, no matter how much you want to continue fighting.
8th Jan '15 1:58:49 PM Az_Tech341
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* CastTheExpert: Koba is played by Kurt Angle, who is not only a professional wrestler (currently TNA; formerly WWE), but also an Olympic gold medalist in wrestling.



* ContrivedCoincidence:
** Two brothers with slim MMA credentials both independently decide to enter the fight game at the same time. They both qualify for and enter the exact same tournament, and both defeat some of the purportedly greatest fighters in the world to compete against each other in the finals.
** The soldier that Tommy saved just happens to spot him on a Youtube video.



* DescendedCreator: Director Gavin O'Connor plays the man who financed the tournament.
29th Sep '14 2:46:32 PM Gitman
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* CastTheExpert: Koba is played by Kurt Angle, who is not only a professional wrestler (currently TNA; formerly WWE), but also an Olympic gold medalist in wrestling.
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