Film: Undisputed III: Redemption

The third movie in the Undisputed 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 are still convicts and have negative qualities, although they are arguably best than most of the other characters.
  • Artistic License – Martial Arts: Even more than the previous film, the fighters perform all kinds of crazy flying stunts in their fights while boasting of more or less unlimited stamina and endurance.
  • Badass: Yuri is the most complete fighter in the world. Period.
  • 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.
  • Evil Counterpart: Dolor to the bad old Boyka. It reaches the extent of their moveset: while Boyka's most classic signature move is a 540 kick, Dolor uses a reverse 540.
  • Expy: Noticeably even in-universe, Turbo is one to Chambers from the previous film.
    • Dolor himself strongly reminisces Paco from Bloodsport.
  • 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, given they fight wihout gloves.
  • 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.
  • Irony: Boyka submits Brazilian fighter Andriago with a triangle choke, a move made popular by Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
  • Hot-Blooded: Turbo.
  • Hurricane Kick: Korean fighter Lam Chai tries some taekwondo kicking combinations against Dolor.
  • Jack of All Stats: Although fighters like Andriago or Lam at first seem to suffer the videogame one martial art limitation (capoeira and taekwondo, respectively), apparently they do have well rounded MMA skills, as Andriago finishes a fight with mounted ground and pound and they both attemp armbars against their opponents. In contrast, Dolor is shown to use only striking, albeit powerful and skillful enough to overwhelm his rivals.
  • 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.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Dolor is not only the biggest of the competitors. He's also the fastest.
  • Meaningful Echo: "I am the most complete fighter in the world."
  • Meaningful Name: "Dolor" means "Pain" in Spanish.
  • Mother Russia Makes You Strong
  • Nonchalant Dodge: Executed by Dolor against Lam Chai, to the extent to literally shrugging off a flying armbar attempt.
  • 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.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Some dubs spell Silva's first name as "Andriago", "Rodrigo" and even "Santiago". His heavy accent doesn't help when he presents himself in the original. Same with Lam Chai, which is changed to "Chai Lam" or "Chi Lam".
  • Stock Subtitle
  • 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
  • Wrestler in All of Us: During their fights against Boyka, Andriago does a step-up Japanese arm drag, while Dolor performs Masaaki Mochizuki's Sankakugeri from the turnbuckle.