fight photography

Fight Poster Design for PFC

I’m working my eleventh show with Jamie Champion’s Prospect Fighting Championships. In addition to shooting the fights I’m photographing the promo pictures. I also did the poster designs for this event. Great to work with the PFC team again.

Main Event

Not every fighter appearing on the posters will have a fight, we over shoot as injuries leading up to the fight often happen.

Announcing the event.

Early Bird Ticket Sales

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

Boxing at Warriors

Amateur boxing at Warriors Boxing and Fitness on Saturday night, sanctioned by Boxing Ontario. There were 12 exciting fights and some really good match making. I was ring side for the hostilities. Here are a couple of the select images.

Dan getting hit with a clean punch

Even the bucket has an opinion.

Straight left between the gloves.

Munda Jiu Jitsu Seminar and Grading

Chris Lee Byrne of Munda Jiu Jitsu invited me down to photograph their seminar and grading with Professor Josh Russell. Munda Jiu Jitsu has been around for a few years in London, ON and is one of the most active gyms in London for competing, both in MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Professor Josh Russell

Josh Russell explains the technique

Owner and head trainer Chris Lee Byrne

Chris earned a stripe on his brown belt.

PFC 9

Saturday night, Prospect Fighting Championships put on a great card. I had the opportunity to hang out and shoot the event.  Great pictures and great people.

Benny and Matt from London Muay Thai

Cody taking the fight to his opponent

Gord Cunningham winning the light heavyweight title.

Fighter Pictures with Frank

Frank is a member at Warrior's Boxing and Fitness, where my studio is located and he wanted some simple fighter pictures for his social media. So I went out into the gym and we shot some of him working the heavy bag. Frank really hits the bag hard and there were a lot of frames of him bending the bag.

Frank bending the bag with a punch.

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

Sparring at Warriors' Boxing and Fitness

I went down to Warriors Boxing and Fitness this morning to shoot some sparring so I can get my timing back for next weekend's show. I wasn't going to go, but I kicked my ass and went down there. I had a chance encounter with Alysha Sopoco and she gave me some great kicking pictures. In addition there were a lot of people at sparring this morning. Thanks to everyone who was out.

Flying side kick

Rob and Calvin Caron

Frank crushing the bag.

Leo waiting to get back in the ring and spar.

Detroit Fights - Motor City Casino

A good night of fights in Detroit last month. Lots of great fight photos. Tonnes of pro boxers in attendance at the Motor City Casino. Thanks to Carlos Llinas for having me out.

Professional Boxer Anthony Barnes

A shot of the glove table before the event.

Everlast gloves, the weapon of choice

Clothing Shoot with VVV Fight Co

Repeat business is the best business. I've been shooting for VVV Fight Co for a couple of years now, they even turned one of my pictures into a t-shirt. Just before their new Competition GI went on sale I went down to Scarborough to shoot it for promotional materials. This GI is truly a functional work of art.

Finally a garment fine enough to be buried in.

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

PFC 8: Unfinished Business

PFC 8: Unfinished Business was my 8th show with Jamie Champion (the fight promoter) I've been photographing Jamie's fights since 2014 and making the posters since 2016. It was a good event at the Marconi Club in London, Ontario and the place was packed to capacity. There were 7 amateur kickboxing match sanctioned by WAKO Canada.

Braydon Rowe vs Tristan Jarry

Omar Khalifa vs Garth Watkins

Brandon Marchant vs Faisal Rehman - Faisal's retirement fight.

Liam Gallagher vs Gino Ghalehpardaz

Jeremy Fuchs vs Gordie Cunningham

Matthew Cooper vs George Abdallah

Amro Al Falastini vs Mattia Del Cul-Hovorka

- FightPhotographer.ca specializes in boxing, kickboxing and mma photography.

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PFC 8 - Posters

Jamie Champion has promoted a lot of combat sports shows in London, Ontario over the past few years. I've photographed 8 of them and have designed posters for 5 now.

Here's the latest poster design for the Prospect Fighting Championship show coming up on February 16th. The poster photo shoot is done, edited and the posters are ready to go. Thanks to all of the fighters that came out.

Poster Design for PFC 8

Jamie Champion has promoted a lot of combat sports shows in London, Ontario over the past few years. I've photographed 8 of them and have designed posters for 5 now. I love working with Jamie, real decent guy. 

Here's the latest poster design for the Prospect Fighting Championship show coming up on February 16th.

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Fight #500 - Global Legacy Boxing

I shot my first fight in March of 2014. It's taken three and a half years to make it to fight #500. Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai have all been photographed. I still waiting to shoot a world title but I did get on North American network boxing with ShoBox. More than the fights though I've met a lot of great people.

Below are images from fight #500. I've photographed a couple of Marko's pro fights and did some pictures with him when he was at a training camp in London, ON. (Boomerz Boxing with Kyle Millette)

December 1st, 2017
Global Legacy Boxing - Thunder at the Falls
Marko Szalai vs. Aaron Lozcano
Marko wins via TKO

Waiting for the bell

Resting between rounds

Great blocking technique

Fight #500 in the books

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

Boxer Abokan Bokpe

Undefeated, professional boxer Abokan Bokpe drove down from Oshawa to shoot with me after a hard day of sparring heavyweights. Abokan will be fighting on the next United Boxing Promotions' show on December 16th at the Hershey Centre

We started off with some nice regular boxing promotion pictures and then started playing around with lighting, etc. Some good images were made.

Visualizing the Victory.

Showing off the 81 inch arm span

Join Team Atomic

Tools of the trade

Fight Pictures - Lee Baxter Promotions

Saturday night was fight night in Brampton with Lee Baxter Promotions. Sam Vargas was defending his NABA-WBA Welterweight belt against Finland's Jussi Koivula.

Championship Fight - Vargas vs. Koivula

The Undercard

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

- Lee Baxter Promotions is more than just a professional boxing promotional company. Founded in 2012, LBP was created to oversee all aspects of a professional boxer's career. Committed to developing its fighters, mapping out their roads to success, negotiating contracts, ensuring their health, creating marketing and endorsement opportunities, giving financial advice and preparing clients for their careers after boxing. Lee Baxter Promotions recruits, develops and guides elite fighters to the next level where they need to be while working with the athletes to achieve the best results for their boxing careers.

Knock out Kidney Disease

Saturday night, Prospect Fighting Championships and Showdown in the Downtown presented Knock out Kidney Disease at the Metroland Media Agriplex. Domino's Pizza pledged $800 000 to the charity. There were 13 exciting fight sanction by WAKO. Below are some of the highlights.

Domino's Pizza Canada donates $800 000 to the charity.

This is the first fight where I am using my new brand FightPhotographer.ca

New branding for my fight photography

High kick to the face

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