When Mortal Kombat meets Bloodsport…
Before the Ultimate Fighting Championship came onto the scene back November of 1993 to determine what was the strongest style of martial arts, two other tournaments took place in the years prior to also try and answer this very question.
These events, of course, were Jean Claude Van Damme’s film Bloodsport released in 1988 and legendary video game Mortal Kombat released in 1992 (whose character Johnny Cage was an obvious homage to Van Damme).
Both game and film followed a tournament format to find out who was the greatest fighter with all the combatants possessing contrasting martial arts styles. But what would happen if you took the awesome cheesy flair of 1980’s action cinema from Bloodsport and combined it with the controversial and gruesome violence of 1993’s Mortal Kombat?
In the following mash-up video relive the Bloodsport Kumite as Jean Claude Van Damme fight’s his way through to the finals but with some extra gore and fatalities along the way.
What sort of fatality does Van Damme posses? Will there be a flawless victory?
Find out below.
Jean-Claude Van Damme, professionally known as, JCVD, is a Belgian actor, martial artist, screenwriter, film producer, and director best known for his martial arts action films. He has starred in the films Bloodsport, Timecop, Double Impact, Universal Soldier and the Expendables II.
He is next set to star in the mega action TV series called Jean Claude Van Johnson for Amazon Studios. [Source: Wiki]
Mortal Kombat is an arcade fighting game developed and published by Midway Games in 1992 as the first title in the Mortal Kombat series. The game introduced many key aspects of the Mortal Kombat series, including the unique five-button control scheme and gory finishing moves. The game focuses on the journey of the monk Liu Kang to save Earth from the evil sorcerer Shang Tsung, ending with their confrontation in the tournament known as Mortal Kombat. [Source: Wiki]