Caged

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Wed­nes­day, SBS, 8.30pm

“Cage fight­ers: they’re peo­ple too” seems to be the mes­sage of this in­ter­est­ing doc­u­men­tary, which fol­lows the lives of three Aus­tralian cage fight­ers for a year, as they risk it all in the world’s tough­est sport. New­comer Claire Todd is pre­par­ing for her first fight at Aus­tralia’s big­gest MMA tour­na­ment. For Ali Ce­vik, cage fight­ing gives his life a struc­ture and dis­ci­pline that, he says, has kept him out of jail. Me­chanic Martin Nguyen (above) is us­ing his tal­ents to try to se­cure his fam­ily’s fi­nan­cial fu­ture. A story of pres­sure, sac­ri­fice and life and death de­ci­sions, it’s a far cry from the stereo­type of an ul­tra-vi­o­lent free-for-all.

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