Published on June 16th, 2021 | by Damien Straker

Embattled – Trailer and Synopsis

Starring Stephen Dorff, Darren Mann, Elizabeth Reaser and a host of UFC stars, EMBATTLEDwill be released in Australia on digital download from 21 July 2021.

From director Nick Sarkisov and writer David McKenna, EMBATTLED follows a brash, maniacal MMA Champion who must confront the sins of his past when a media-firestorm forces him into the ring against his eldest son, an 18-year-old prodigy following in his father’s footsteps. For one of them, this fight might just be his last.


Raised by an abusive father, Cash (Stephen Dorff) channels his aggression to become a World Champion MMA fighter. Now accustomed to wealth, adulation and global popularity, he faces a new challenge when his second son is born with Williams Syndrome. But this time, rather than stand and fight, he runs.

While Cash continues to make his fortune in the ring, his eldest son Jett (Darren Mann) becomes the caregiver to his younger brother Quinn (Colin McKenna). When Jett decides to follow his father’s fighting footsteps and take to the fight game, he faces his past head on, embarking on a course inevitably pitting father versus son in a battle which, no matter the outcome, neither can win.

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