ONE FC: War of Nations 2014

I love action photography, especially motorsports, and I’ve also grown to love mixed martial arts (MMA). Everything inside the cage is unpredictable. You don’t know when a punch will be thrown, you don’t know when a takedown will occur. But that’s the beauty of it and that’s what makes MMA so exciting to shoot! I was there at the recent ONE FC: War of Nations in Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur and here are some of my favourite shots from the night:

(You can read the full commentary of the fights here.)

FIGHT 1: Saiful Merican vs. Khim Dima – Flyweight Bout

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FIGHT 2: Harris Sarmiento vs Herbert Burns – Featherweight Bout 

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FIGHT 3:  Peter Davis vs. Waqar Umar – Lightweight Bout

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FIGHT 4: Kotetsu Boku vs. Arnaud Lepont – Lightweight Bout

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FIGHT 5: Andrew Leone vs Shinichi Kojima – Flyweight Bout

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FIGHT 6: Kamal Shalorus vs Ariel Sexton – Lightweight Bout

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FIGHT 7: Adriano Moraes vs Yasuhiro Urushitani 

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FIGHT 8 (Co-Main Event): Kevin Belingon vs Dae Hwan Kim

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FIGHT 9 (ONE FC Welterweight World Championship): Brock Larson vs Nobutatsu Suzuki

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If you noticed, it was a night of flying kicks! I really had lots of fun trying to capture all these moments 🙂 You can view more of my ONE FC: War of Nations photos here.