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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

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.

PFC - Kickboxing - Posters

Prospect Fighting Championships and Showdown in the Downtown have teamed up to bring you “Knockout Kidney Disease” - A night of Live kickboxing!  

Saturday. Sept 23, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Metroland Media Agriplex | 845 Florence St, London, ON.

I did the official posters as well as the individual fight posters for the event.

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

- ‘Showdown In The Downtown’ is a Business Attire affair that will raise much needed funds in support of The Lilibeth Caberto Kidney Clinical Research Unit, Matthew Mailing Centre for Translational Transplant Studies, Mary J. Wright Research and Educational Centre, First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program, Unity Project, and London Health Sciences Foundation. Funds raised will be directed towards research that will help us fight kidney disease and improve patient outcomes after organ transplantation.

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.

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

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

ACE Fights - The Action

With the Ontario Athletic Commission making life difficult for people putting on professional mixed martial arts shows it is great that Ontario has such a large amateur scene. Promoters like ACE give the fighters and fans an outlet for mixed martial arts in Ontario. Last Friday 28 fighters got to test themselves in front of 100's of fans at Nashville North. Last year there were close to 25 AMMA shows in Ontario, from Windsor to Kingston and North to Sault Ste Marie. Make sure to get out and support the local promotions fighting to keep MMA alive in Ontario.

Below are some of the images I captured from the evening.

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.

My First Boxing Show

September 7, 2014 - Boomerz Boxing Club puts on a Charity Boxing match for or Leukemia and Lymphoma research. It is a Charity close to the Heart of Lawrence Boom. This was my first boxing show ever for photography. I was welcomed be a lot of great people and it was interesting to go back through and see how many of the people from this event I've got to know. I enjoy the amateur boxing and I hope to keep shooting it for fun, even though the light is always challenging.

Here are a few of my favourites from that day.

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.

Pro Boxing in Toronto - Lee Baxter

Tonight I'll be shooting Lee Baxter's show in Toronto at the Danforth Music Hall. The images below are a throw back to Lee's last show featuring Samuel Vargas and Brandon Brewer. Tonight's fights feature Steve Wilcox and Tim Cronin. It should be a good night and I'll see you ringside!

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.

Amatuer MMA Images from Maple City Cagefighting

It was a good night of fights in Chatham with Maple City Cagefighting on Saturday. There were some really fast knock outs in the first round including Tony Laramie's 0:17 destruction of his opponent. It was great seeing a lot of familiar people and Thomas Armstrong is always calm in a sea of chaos that is fight night. I'm looking forward to their next event of Nov 5th. Get you tickets! To see all of the photos from that night, click here.