I was lucky to be invited to take photos for MMAPlus at Glory 5 this weekend. This was the biggest kickboxing event that the ?UK has ever seen so I was pretty stoked about the opportunity to say the least. After a few hassles getting in and getting the press seats sorted out we were treated to an awesome night of action from some of the biggest names in the world of kickboxing. The Excel arena was packed to the rafters. This was possibly the best organised martial arts event that I have been to.

The highlight of the night was the Spong vs Bonjasky fight and it didn’t disappoint. The young pretender taking on the seasoned veteran. Spong won in the second round with a straight KO.

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Despite taking around 2000 photos there were a great deal that were unusable. Not sitting ringside mean that many of the images were ‘ropy’ and I have possibly 200 with the ropes in focus and fighters out of focus. this was not an easy night to shoot. Overall I’m very happy with the results given that its the first time I have been to an event and not been proper cage / ring side and the first that I have shot in a ring as opposed to a cage.