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Added examples, all over 5:05 - hopefully will lose the downvote. I would say no, principally because of Jackie Chan. His movies like Supercop and Rumble in the Bronx are basically 90-minute street fights punctuated with bursts of dialogue. A few excerpts from the master of the running non-stop fight: Who Am I as an example clocks in at over 5:05. ...
The oldest I know is "The Great Train Robbery" (1903). There is a youtube clip, see scene 4, approx. in minute 4ff There are more information about the film at: Wikipedia IMDB
Arena (2011) From IMDb: David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses. Here's the trailer, and the movie's Wikipedia page will confirm your other plot points.
It's a great scene in a great film but the fights in Eastwood's "Every Which Way But Loose" and "Any Which Way You Can" were clearly longer, as was John Wayne's excellent "The Quiet Man".
Thirteen Assassins has got to top the list. The final battle is over 45 minutes of nonstop fighting. No dialogue breaks, no plot twists, just thirteen badasses against two hundred hired goons.
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