In the trailer released on the internet today, Sylvester Stallone presents a scene shot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in which a group from MMA participates in the film The Expendables, in theaters in the USA in August.
Stallone explains how at first he didn’t like the actors playing the role of soldiers, till he remembered it was a stable of Jiu-Jitsu and MMA fighters, much more convincing as warriors.
Check out the MMA event set up by the Nogueira brothers, Wallid Ismail and Anderson Silva in Rio, as well as Renatinho do Leblon, Gavião, Minotouro and other “hacks” in action, by clicking here.
This treasure further exhibits some of the final images of late Master Luiz Alves refereeing MMA. Check it out!