The Fight Within

Theatrical Release: August 12, 2016
DVD Release: December 6, 2016
The Fight Within


Logan Chandler, a young MMA fighter, seeks to overcome a troubled past and build a new life based on a new faith and a new-found love but is forced back into the fighting world by Hayden Dressler, a local MMA professional.

Dove Review

“The Fight Within” inspires the viewer to fight life’s battles. Logan (John Major Davis) is a college student who has trained his entire life as an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter, but a tragedy occurs and he faces doubts as to who he really is. Logan meets a Christian girl who helps him in his search to understand who Christ is. He must learn to move on, despite being at odds with his father, who often pushed him and then suddenly walked out of his life. Logan battles guilt, too.

This movie features themes of persevering, fighting against the odds, and trusting that good will win out over evil. We are pleased to award this film our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages 12-plus, and five Doves, our best rating. The acting, writing and direction all come together in this movie.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing between a couple in a few scenes.
Language: I swear to G-1; Punk-1; Shut it-1
Violence: Multiple scenes of MMA fighting matches; man pushes relative in anger; bullying in a couple of scenes; a man shoves a glass door hard, and it shatters; man has to be shoved to stop fighting when he wins a match; a burglar threatens a woman; man has some blood under eye; in slow-moving scene, man is punched and some blood flies out of his mouth, but these scenes are not gratuitous; man spits out some blood; graffiti painted on jeep; man tells another man he will kill him.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Several scenes of shirtless men, many of them during fight scenes; shower scene of man from the waist up; a few scenes of cleavage; men and women in bathing suits.
Other: Man has heart attack and dies, and characters experience grief; tension between characters; father forces son to wrestle, although son's heart isn't in it; kid talks about his broken home; man questions whether he believes in God.


Company: GVN Releasing LLC
Writer: Jim Davis
Producer: Jim Davis
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter