The UFC’s first flyweight, Native American champion, Nicco Montano of the Navajo Nation is mounting her first title defence. Join us on this riveting and fast paced documentary that provides a stark look at how the multi-billion-dollar UFC uses its influence to exploit young, eager fighters. Warrior Spirit gives a compelling and intimate behind the scenes look at the struggles faced by the fighters on personal, professional, and systemic levels while showing the extraordinary strength and perseverance of Nicco during this life changing journey. From addressing the exploitation of Native Americans in the US to how women in a male dominated industry are treated, this is a fascinating and captivating portrait of life in the octagon that will surprise and delight fight fans and non-fight fans alike.
Director/Producer: Landon Dyksterhouse (Navajo)
USA | 2021 | 91 min
English | Documentary Feature
Content Warnings: None
Landon Dyksterhouse (Navajo) is an award-winning documentary film director. He has been featured in Variety magazine and is a contributor to Videomaker magazine.
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