Jake Gyllenhaal was captured shooting his new movie, Road House
Jake Gyllenhaal was captured shooting his new movie, Road House (Photo: Twitter)

Attendees of the Ultimate Fighting Championship bout over the weekend (UFC 285) enjoyed an unexpected added attraction. Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal and a movie crew showed up to shoot scenes for the Brokeback Mountain star’s next movie, Road House.

The competition took place at the T-Mobile Arena facility in Paradise, Nevada. From the footage shared online, Gyllenhaal clearly plays a fighter. He took part in a weigh-in on Friday before walking out to the octagon and taking part in a fight on Saturday. It was all shot in front of a real UFC audience.

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Many in attendance shot footage on their phones and posted it to social media.

Gyllenhaal’s ‘Road House’ is a remake of Patrick Swayze movie

Filmmakers shot Gyllenhaal’s weigh-in directly after the real weigh-in of fighters Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane. Filmed alongside Gyllenhaal was former UFC fighter Jay Hieron, who plays his opponent in the movie.

Real fighter Conor Macgregor was also in attendance. He announced Gyllenhaal’s fight during the weigh-in scene and was spotted chatting to the star later.

After being weighed, Gyllenhaal, in character, is interviewed on stage. He says of his opponent: “This f***er just makes me laugh, ’cause he’s a f***ing joke. Let’s go. Just give me the belt. Just give it to me. Hand it to me.”

In response, Hieron’s character says, “I promise you that’s the one and only hit you get. I’m putting you to sleep tomorrow night.”

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This is not the first time Gyllenhaal has played a fighter. He was a boxer in the 2015 movie, Southpaw. His latest role must have entailed another grueling workout routine for the 42-year-old actor, but the hours in the gym have certainly paid off and he makes for a convincing UFC competitor.

Road House is a remake of the 1989 movie starring Patrick Swayze. This new version comes from Bourne Identity filmmaker Doug Liman. There is no release date as yet.

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