“Mexican Fighter” documentary shows spirit of latino warriors

May 25, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Cain Velasquez speaks to media following UFC 160 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The instant stream on Netflix features several documentaries centered on mixed martial arts.

Today I watched “Mexican Fighter” which a documentary that is centered on competitors with Mexican heritage.

The film mainly centers on UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, Strikeforce Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and WEC Bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres.

Like most documentaries, the fighters discuss their youth and how they began their fighting careers. One common thing between Melendez, Velasquez and Torres are that they grew up knowing their Latino roots and idolizing boxers, wrestlers and other fighters from Mexico. There are also portions of the documentary related to a title match in the careers for each fighter.

In addition to the trio of champions, several well-known MMA fighters and coaches – most of whom train with either Melendez, Torres and Velasquez – make appearances and talk about training partners’ fighting spirit and give an insight of the progress the champions have made throughout their career.

Besides the live footage, there is an animated sequence of the fight between Torres and Brian Bowles.

Here is the trailer for “Mexican Fighter.”

If you have Netflix Instant Stream, I recommend watching this documentary. It not only gives fans a piece of what these men are like in training camp, but also sheds some light on the fighters’ lives outside of the cage, including Velasquez’s family life.

 

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Topics: Cain Velasquez, Gilbert Melendez, Miguel Angel Torres, MMA, UFC

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