The third and so far final movie in Disputed
series, this installment features Yuri Boyka
as the protagonist after he got his leg and pride broken by Chambers during their final fight in the last movie
. Having recently healed from these wounds, Boyka returns to the ring and enters a prison tournament where fighters from all over the world compete for the prize of winning their freedom. There he butts heads with a loudmouthed American boxer named "Turbo". Uncomfortably reminded of Chambers, Boyka clashes with Turbo repeatedly; however, eventually they begin to grow on each other, until they eventually unite against Raúl "Dolor" Quiñones to beat him in the fixed tournament.
It was mostly lauded as a worthy sequel to Last Man Standing
, marked (as was the last one) by incredible choreography that was unaided by CGI, wires, or stunt doubles.
This film has the examples of:
- Anti-Hero: Boyka and Turbo.
- Artistic License - Martial Arts: Even more than the previous film. Boyka, Andriago and others show their badassery by executing crazy flying stunts in their otherwise Mixed Martial Arts fights.
- Badass: Yuri is the most complete fighter in the world. Period.
- Beat Them at Their Own Game: Boyka submits Andriago (who is Brazilian) with a triangle choke, a move made popular by Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
- Beneath the Mask: As confessed to Turbo, Boyka thinks that fighting is the only thing he can do.
- Big Damn Heroes: Turbo pulls one to save Boyka.
- Break the Haughty: Thanks to his knee injury, Boyka has learned empathy. He is not an Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy anymore.
- Broken Ace: Boyka, due to his injury.
- Capoeira: Andriago's fighting style.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Rezo and Kuss.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Boyka vs Sykov and Dolor vs Chai.
- Deadpan Snarker: Turbo has his moments.
- Determinator: Turbo and specially Boyka.
- Embarrassing First Name: Jericho "Turbo" Jones.
- Expy: Boyka notices Turbo as one of Chambers. Also Dolor counts as one to Boyka.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Yuri and Turbo.
- Game-Breaking Injury: Boyka's bad knee. YMMV on the fact that he would have easily beaten everyone without it.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Turbo's fighting style.
- Gratuitous Spanish: Dolor has some lines in Spanish, as he is Colombian.
- Handwraps of Awesome: Many fighters.
- Heel-Face Turn: Thanks to his new experiences, Boyka is a nicer guy at the end of the movie than he was at the previous film.
- Hot-Blooded: Turbo.
- Hurricane Kick: Korean fighter Lam Chai tries some taekwondo kicking combinations against Dolor.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although Gaga is presented as a Smug Snake, he stays loyal to Boyka and ends saving the day.
- Kick the Dog: The fighters in the losing side are summarily executed by the prison guard.
- Meaningful Echo: "I am the most complete fighter in the world."
- Meaningful Name: "Dolor" means "Pain" in Spanish.
- Mother Russia Makes You Strong
- Roundhouse Kick: Almost all the fighters are prone to spinning kicks while fighting. At the end, Dolor pulls a specially flashy one to throw Boyka out the ring.
- Pet the Dog: After beating Andriago, for the first time Boyka helps his opponent up from the mat.
- Prisons Are Gymnasiums: A recurrent trope in the series, obviously, more on the "Tough Guy becomes even tougher" side of things, taken to the extreme here: doing labour can be used to work out.
- Real Men Love Jesus: Yuri still being a Christian devout, although not so explicitely as the previous film.
- Sacrificial Lion: Lam Chai, apparently a very capable fighter, is destroyed by Dolor in a pretty crushing way just to show Dolor's viciousness.
- The Stoic: Boyka.
- Unnecessary Combat Roll: Well, Boyka is the most complete fighter in the world.
- Wicked Cultured: Dolor is shown reading García Lorca poems during his free time.
- Win Your Freedom