Fight Life

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Fight Life
Fight Life poster.jpg
Directed by James Z. Feng
Produced by Seher Basak, James Z. Feng, James Y. Shih, Lanser Boint
Written by James Z. Feng
Starring Jake Shields
Lyle Beerbohm
Nick Diaz
Frank Shamrock
Gilbert Melendez
Miesha Tate
Chuck Liddell
Nate Diaz
Sam Sicilia
Julianna Pena
Michael Chiesa
Cinematography Michael Solidum
Edited by Barbara Grandvoinet, Ramon Vasquez Jr.
Release dates
  • January 20, 2012 (2012-01-20)
Running time 80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Fight Life is a feature length documentary on the sport of mixed martial arts. The film is directed by independent filmmaker James Z. Feng and produced by RiLL Films. The film focuses on the lives of professional mixed martial arts fighters outside the cage,[1] primarily profiling Jake Shields, and Lyle Beerbohm. The film unveils the sport of Mixed martial arts and what it takes to be a modern day professional fighter.[2] Many notables MMA stars and experts are featured in this film, including: Nick Diaz, Gilbert Melendez, Chuck Liddell, Frank Shamrock, Miesha Tate, John McCarthy, Julianna Pena, Michael Chiesa. In 2013, Fight Life went on to win the Best Documentary Award at the United Film Festival.


A self-funded independent production, filming took place from 2008 to 2011 all across the country.


Award Category Result
United Film Festival Best Documentary Won
San Francisco Documentary Film Festival Best Documentary Nominated


The film was released in 2013.


  1. ^ "MMAJunkie Fight Biz: MMA Documentary"., By Steve Sievert. 2009-12-07. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  2. ^ "Cagepotato: So You Wanna Be an MMA Star".,. 2009-11-13. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 

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