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PFC 6 - The Action

10 Stoppages makes for a great night of fights. Prospect Fighting Championships put on a great show at the London Music Hall. The show was sold out months in advance. 135 and 265+ eliminator battles were fought and the heavyweight and featherweight belts were awarded. Shane Monaghan becomes the first 2 belt champion at 135 and 145. Avinash Chowtee scored the fastest knockout in PFC history at 9 seconds of the first round. Mr. Throwdown, Pete Trevino was in the house getting the crowd ready for all of the fights. It's always an honour to work with Pete. Special thanks to Jamie Champion for the work, this is our 7th show together.

Fight of the night: Cody Chovancek vs. Gino Ghalehpardaz
Submission of the night: Kris Allard
Knockout of the night: Avinash Chowtee

--PFC 6 Results--
Shane Monaghan def. Seth Connor via split decision
Leeroy Johnson def. Scott Lamont via submission - 1st round
Amro Falastini def. Wes Wood via TKO - 1st round
Esteban Alva def. Matt Dawson via unanimous decision
Randi Field def. Jessica Hoskins via unanimous decision
Patrick MacInnes def. Steve Eldridge via submission (RNC) - 2nd round
Zad Mangat def. Mike Gigliotti via KO - 1st round
Cody Chovancek def. Gino Ghalehpardaz via unanimous decision
Ryan Gibson def. Jeff Blythe via TKO - 1st round
Matty Hovorka def. Noah Crosswell via submission (RNC) - 1st round
Kris Allard def. Serhiy Sidey via submission (armbar) - 1st round
Justin Ritchie def. Luke Hogg via submission (armbar) - 1st round
Avinash Chowtee def. Ryan Dunphy via KO - 1st round
Josh Hanley def. Ted Weurch via submission - 1st round
Jill Ritchie def. Jessica Shaw via submission (RNC) - 1st round

Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography

Prospect Fighting Championships (PFC) is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Organization based out of London, Ontario. The goal of the PFC is to provide a quality platform that allows Mixed Martial Artists in Ontario to develop and demonstrate their talents and prepare themselves for the professional level.

PFC 6 - The Winners

PFC 6 was Saturday night and the were 15 electric fights on the card. Special thanks to Martial Law Clothing for getting me a cool walkout shirt to wear for the evening.

Maple City Cagefighting 5 - The Action

Fight photography, its a great way to spend a Saturday. Always great sitting cageside watching these athletes lay it all on the line. MCC always puts on a good show for the crowd. Below are a couple of selects from the night of fights.

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography

- Maple City Cagefighting: To provide the most prestigious amateur mixed martial arts events that give local fighters a place to start building their career with integrity and fairness.

Fight #413

Maple City Cagefighting 5 - The Winners

Saturday I went down to shoot Maple City Cagefighting's 5th event. Thomas Armstrong puts on a good show and the Chatham crowd is always rowdy and ready to watch some fights. Great action and two titles were decided.

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography

- Maple City Cagefighting: To provide the most prestigious amateur mixed martial arts events that give local fighters a place to start building their career with integrity and fairness.

PFC 6: Promotional Posters

It's about that time when the MMA season gets underway. For Prospect Fighting Championships I have design the last 4 posters for their events. Below are the lasted ones. Tickets are sold out and only Pay-per-view is now available. There are some fantastic fights on this card, don't miss it.

March 18th @ The London Music Hall

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography

PFC 5 - The Action

PFC 5 is in the books. Once again Prospect Fighting Champions show why they are the premiere amateur mixed martial arts promotion in Ontario. PFC 5 took place at the London Music Hall with VIP tables on the main floor and a great viewing angle on the second floor gallery. There were 13 great fights, an exciting card, and plenty of action. To see all of the images go to https://www.facebook.com/pg/prospectmma/photos/?tab=albums

Prospect Fighting Championships (PFC) is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Organization based out of London, Ontario. The goal of the PFC is to provide a quality platform that allows Mixed Martial Artists in Ontario to develop and demonstrate their talents and prepare themselves for the professional level. Each year under the direction of C.E.O Jamie Champion, the PFC Corporation hosts a number of competitive Mixed Martial Arts events that showcase fighters from all over Ontario. Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of combat sports and martial arts.

Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography

PFC 5 - The Winners

PFC 5 is in the books. Once again Prospect Fighting Champions show why they are the premiere amateur mixed martial arts promotion in Ontario. PFC 5 took place at the London Music Hall with VIP tables on the main floor and a great viewing angle on the second floor gallery. There were 13 great fights, an exciting card, and plenty of action. To see all of the images go to https://www.facebook.com/pg/prospectmma/photos/?tab=albums

Prospect Fighting Championships (PFC) is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Organization based out of London, Ontario. The goal of the PFC is to provide a quality platform that allows Mixed Martial Artists in Ontario to develop and demonstrate their talents and prepare themselves for the professional level. Each year under the direction of C.E.O Jamie Champion, the PFC Corporation hosts a number of competitive Mixed Martial Arts events that showcase fighters from all over Ontario. Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of combat sports and martial arts.

Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography

PFC 5 - Fight Week

Now less than a week away from the action next Sunday at the London Music Hall. PFC 5 "Deck the Halls with Beer and Brawls" is coming! Lots of exciting fights on the card and I will be cageside as always taking the pictures. PFC basically puts on a pro show with amateur rules, fighters walk straight out to the cage in front of a 30' video wall with hundreds of screaming fans. For those who can't make it, the event will be on PPV at www.prospectfights.com.

ACE Fights - The Winners

Friday night I was asked to shoot ACE Fights' show in Georgetown at Nashville North. I had shot their first show way and was happy to be back there. There were 14 fight and the main card had lots of action. I saw all of my friends from AMMAO that night. I like shooting the perspective of shooting through the cage, especially when the fight goes to the ground.

Shout out to Woodrow James for reffing all 14 fights, the man worked hard.

I have one more MMA show to do in December to round out my fight schedule for the year. As of the last fight on Friday I'm at 369 fights photographed.

Maple City Cagefighting 4

Saturday I went down to shoot Maple City Cagefighting's 4th event. Thomas Armstrong puts on a good show and the Chatham crowd is always rowdy and ready to watch some fights. 6 fights ended in the first round making for a don't blink kind of night. It's always really easy to shoot with that kind of action.

Their next event is February 25th, 2017, already booked off in my calendar.

Victory - Maple City Cagefighting - 29 Winners

On Saturday November 5th, I'll be shooting my fourth Maple City Cagefighting show out of Chatham, ON. Thomas Armstrong always puts on an entertaining card and this show should be a sell out as well. (Only a few tickets left) Once the fights start I'll be cage side ready to photograph the fights.

Maple City Cagefighting promotes Amateur Mixed Martial Arts fights out of Chatham, Ontario under the AMMAO organization. (Amateur Mixed Martial Arts of Ontario) Mark Ruddick Photography is a Fight and Fitness photography business out of London, Ontario, servicing from Detroit to Toronto.

ACE Fights

I went down to MAFA in Mississauga yesterday to shoot promo pictures for ACE Fights. I shot ACE's first show back in March of 2015 and I'll be shooting their next show on Nov 11th at Nashville North.

It's always fun to hang out with a bunch of fighters getting ready for an event. I'm looking forward to the show.

Fooling around in between takes.

Throwback to the first ACE Fighting show in March, 2015.

PAFC 4 - Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night is PAFC 4 at the London Music Hall. You can't buy tickets, but you can watch the PPV. This card is stacked with 4 belts being handed out. Top to bottom exciting fights. I'm really looking forward to the fights which range from Strawweight all the way to Super Heavyweight. I was glad to be part of the team for photographing and making the event posters. In addition I did up a banner for one of the fight teams participating.

Good luck tomorrow to all of the combatants.

Main Event
Light-Heavyweight Title Fight (205)
Nathan Grotenhuis vs. Tyler Kerr

Co-Main Event
Middleweight Title Fight (185)
Michael Guermoudi vs. Tobin Cornelius

Super-Heavyweight Title Fight (265+)
Lawrence Bonds vs. Jeff Fuchs

Strawweight Title Fight (115)
Tia Ardemia Biason vs. Anniestasia Nikolakakos

Calvin Reddick-Primo Vs. Scott Lamont

Leo Rodriguez vs. Gino Ghalehpardaz

Cody Chovancek vs. Jessie McPhee

Noah Crosswell vs. Matty Hovorka

Eugene Frisa vs. Ahmed Shishani

Courtney Hoefnagels vs. Colleen Mayson

Nigel Crosswell vs. Nate Ledger

Justin Ritchie vs. Bruce Miano

Isabelle Lacroix vs. Karolyn Pham

 

PAFC 4 - VS Posters

I did a series of VS posters for PAFC's upcoming sold out event on August 13th at the London Music Hall. The event is available on Pay-per-View. I'm pretty stoked for some of these fights and I highly recommend buying the PPV.

Future Combat Stars - MMA

I went down to Windsor, ON to photograph the fights at Future Combat Stars #7. It was an enthusiastic crowd in Windsor. They really seemed to know their MMA. 8 fights took place including a couple of exhibitions. There were no slow fights and everyone came to bang. Technically is was the most challenging lighting I have ever shot in. The in fight pictures were shot at ISO 5000, which is not ideal, but you soldier through. Below are a few of the good shots from the day. The event ended at 6PM and the images were done and delivered at 12 Midnight, including a 2 hour drive back to London.