Never Back Down 2 delivers its promise of a beat down. The fighting is way more intense and just more entertaining than the original.

Anyone who’s seen Black Dynamite knows that Michael Jai White has the potential to be the next great action star. In the meantime, the road from Tyler Perry bit player to A-List stardom apparently leads through the sequel to a movie about high school MMA fightin’. Never Back Down starred Sean Faris as Jake Tyler, “a tough kid who leads with his fists, and often, his heart,” which frankly, seemed difficult from a biological/logistical standpoint.

Clearly, this concept with rear naked chokes needed a sequel, and who better to direct it than Michael Jai White, making his debut? Never Back Down 2 moves the fighters from high school to college, losing Sean Faris in the process.

Four fighters different backgrounds come together to train under an ex MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other and the traitor in heir midst.

Release Date is 10 June 2011 straight to Blu-Ray. Budget: $3,000,000.