Jake Gyllenhaal has shocked the UFC world for the second time in as many days with a brutal ‘knockout’ win on the UFC 285 undercard.
The Hollywood actor turned heads on Saturday when he appeared on the weigh in, the place he was filming a scene for the remake of the cult traditional movie Highway Home.
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The movie, first made in 1989, starred Patrick Swayze as a bouncer at a roadside bar who goes to conflict with an evil businessman.
However the 2023 model is about to reimagine the story with a former UFC fighter, performed by Gyllenhaal, taking the primary position within the movie. And the UFC needed in on the motion.
Gyllenhaal, who performs Elwood Dalton, left followers shocked because the Hollywood star weighed in for the fictional middleweight title bout towards champion Jax Harris, reducing a completely shredded determine.
And the 42-year-old wowed MMA followers as soon as once more when he stepped within the octagon at Las Vegas’ T-Cellular Enviornment on Sunday (AEDT) to movie one other scene.
A pumped-up Gyllenhall was seen doing a full walkout to the ring, earlier than he proceeded to safe a vicious knockout win over his opponent.
He was taking up Jay Hieron, who’s enjoying Harris within the fictional middleweight bout.
Gyllenhaal gained the fake struggle, absorbing a few blows earlier than launching into Hieron with an uppercut and a flying knee kick.
He even completed the job with further punches, pushing away the referee who tried to step in to cease the struggle.
The scene additionally featured famed UFC announce Bruce Buffer and MMA referee Chris Tognoni.
Earlier on the weigh-in scene, Gyllenhaal and his co-star Hieron confronted off, and it ended with the star slapping his rival.
Gyllenhaal as Dalton spoke to commentator Jon Anik and stated: “I can’t imagine I skilled six weeks for this s**t, to struggle this piece of s**t. Simply give me the belt now. C’mon motherf**ker, let’s go.”
Gyllenhaal wasn’t the one one to gatecrash the UFC weigh in with Conor McGregor taking the mic on stage.
“Who’s prepared for tomorrow night time?” McGregor started.
“We have now the largest struggle in Highway Home historical past, Harris vs. Dalton, UFC 222. Everybody on this area you’re about to be a part of my film.”
McGregor will likely be in Highway Home and believed to be in the primary henchman of the movie’s most important villain.
However whereas McGregor was there, it was the buff Hollywood actor who stole the present.
In the true motion at UFC 285, returning legend Jon Jones is taking up Ciryl Gane for the vacant UFC heavyweight belt.