Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida Star in New MMA Film called Tapped

Damon MartinContributor IJune 26, 2013

Mixed martial arts films are becoming a popular genre in Hollywood, and the latest offering features appearances from some of the top fighters in the UFC, including middleweight champion Anderson Silva and former light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida.

The new film titled Tapped stars both fighters, alongside UFC light heavyweight competitor Krzysztof Soszynski, in a featured role with an expected release date later this year.

The story, according to the producers of the film, is about "a disgruntled teenager, sent to do community service at a rundown (karate) school, (who) enters an MMA tournament to face the man who killed his parents."

The film also stars notable names like Michael Biehn (Aliens, The Terminator) and Martin Kove, most notably known for his starring role in the first and third Karate Kid movies.

Check out the trailer above to see Silva and Machida in action as part of the Tapped cast.