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What To Know About The Mark Kerr Movie: 'The Smashing Machine' Trailer

What To Know About The Mark Kerr Movie: 'The Smashing Machine' Trailer

Everything we know about The Rock new movie Smashing Machine. This movie star Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt and who the movie is based off of Mark Kerr

May 23, 2024 by Kylie Rodriguez
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The highly anticipated movie “Smashing Machine” that is about the fighter Mark Kerr just released its first set pictures. None other than WWE Superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is shown how he transformed to play the legendary Kerr. 

He is not the only superstar starring in the film; alongside him he will have a familiar leading lady in Emily Blunt.

Now here’s a little background on the subject of the movie, Kerr. He was a MMA fighter and a grappler. He won four ADCC World Championships and even represented the USA in wrestling at the Pan American Championships. 

Leo Vieira vs Mark Kerr ADCC 2000

Kerr also won two UFC Heavyweight Tournament Championships and World Vale Tudo Championship. 

With the movie coming to the big screen soon here is everything we know about the new Mark Kerr Movie 

'The Smashing Machine' Based On Documentary Of Same Name

 In 2002, "The Smashing Machine" documentary about Mark Kerr was released. The Ji-Jitsu star's career was documented and how he rose to fame. 

Watch the trailer here: 

When Will The Rock’s New Movie 'The Smashing Machine Come Out? When Will The Trailer Come Out?

The Smashing Machine is set to come out in December 2024. A trailer should be releasing sometime over the summer. 

What Is The Rock’s New Movie The Smashing Machine About? 

The movie will follow Mark Kerr’s story. He was a MMA superstar fighter but before that he was a beast in the BJJ game where won four ADCC World Championships titles. 

Who Else Is In The Rock’s New Movie 'The Smashing Machine?' 

Emily Blunt will star alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as well as boxer Oleksandr Usyk. 

Where Is Mark Kerr Today? 

The reclusive Mark Kerr is 55 and retired. 

Where Was The Rock’s New Movie 'The Smashing Machine' Filmed? 

"The Smashing Machine" was filmed all of the same Hollywood locations, like Los Angeles but the movie was also filmed in places like Vancouver, New Mexico, and Tokyo.

What Is The ADCC World Championship

The second part of the vision was the creation of the ADCC World Submission Fighting Championship, and the event debut in Abu Dhabi in 1998 with 16 elite competitors. It now is held every other year and is described as the most prestigious event of its kind in the world.

The ADCC World Championship is open to fighters of all grappling styles, though Brazilian jiu-jitsu continues to be the dominant style.

From the beginning, the event featured six weight classes – 66kg, 77kg, 88kg, 99kg, +99kg and Absolute.

Women’s categories were added to the mix in 2005 (60kg, +60kg, Absolute), and that was expanded briefly to five classifications in 2007 (-55kg, -60kg, -67kg, +67kg, Absolute).

From 2009-2022 (the 2021 event was pushed back due to COVID-19), the women’s division featured just two weight classes (-60kg, +60kg), but that will be expanded again in 2024 (-55kg, -65kg, +65kg).

In 2024, the men’s divisions will feature 16 competitors – eight qualifiers, seven invitees and the defending champion. The women’s categories will have eight fighters – four qualifiers, three invitees and the defending champion.

When Is The ADCC World Championships?

The ADCC World Championship are on August 17-18, 2024

How can I watch the ADCC World Championships? 

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