By Nolan Feeney
Updated June 27, 2012 at 04:48 PM EDT

How do you fix America’s schools? In the new trailer for Here Comes the Boom, the answer is a few blows to the face.

Kevin James plays Scott Voss, a complacent high school biology teacher past his glory days. When the school cancels all extracurricular activities due to a budget deficit, Scott tries to raise thousands of dollars to save them by learning mixed martial arts and becoming a human punching bag.

Through cage matches, dislocated limbs, and a hard-to-get Salma Hayek, Scott also teaches his students a lesson about not being a quitter. Or at least how to make an awesome science class rocket experiment. Watch the trailer:

Here Comes the Boom hits theaters Oct. 12.

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