Cinedigm Wrestles Rights for Documentary About UFC Fighter

“Like Water” explores the life of the UFC champion Anderson Silva

"Like Water," a documentary about Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champ Anderson Silva, will be distributed in North America by Cinedigm, the company said Wednesday.

First-time filmmaker Pablo Croce won best new documentary director at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival for the movie.

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Silva is the longest-reigning UFC middleweight champion and is considered one of the best mixed martial arts fighters ever. The documentary shows Silva's life leading up to his win over Chael Sonnen.

It also offers a surprising look at his life in Brazil with his wife, three sons and two daughters and his training in Los Angeles.

Lionsgate will handle domestic ancillary distribution.

Christine D'Souza and Kevin Iwashina of Preferred Content negotiated the deal on behalf of producer Jared Freedman, of Flow With The Go Films.