Bibiano’s reign ends at the Heart of the Lion main event.

Bantam Weight Champion, Bibiano Fernandes

Once again, I was fortunate enough to attend/shoot the ONE Championships – Heart of the Lion press event as well as the main event in Singapore.

The main event bout saw 8 year reigning Bantam Weight Champ, Bibiano Fernandez from Brazil defending his title against Interim Bantam Weight Champ, Kevin Belingon from the Phillipines. I found this fight very exciting as there were plenty of punches, kicks, grappling and a bit of blood! If you want to watch the fight, here’s a link on Youtube.

The rest of the fights were entertaining and all had enough action to satisfy the fans. No booing at this event, unlike the the previous event (the match between Christian Lee and Martin Nyugen).

All you fight fans already know the results and details of this event, so I’ll just leave you with some images I shot. If you don’t know the results, here’s the results page on ONE Championship’s website

Ring Girl 1 Ring Girl 2
Adrian Pang Andrew Miller
Garry Tonon Predicting his win
Christian Lee Predicting his win
NEW UNDISPUTED Bantam Weight Champion, Kevin Belingon

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Love the snub! Unstoppable at Dynasty of Heroes!

Dynasty of Heroes, Singapore. What an awesome event, my daughters really enjoyed it too!!! The only “negative” thing for me regarding the event  was that there weren’t any programs available for sale like the previous event, whats up with that?! Was really looking forward to getting one, Bummer!

Anyways, although I didn’t get to shoot backstage this time (I wasn’t able to rsvp in the 2 hour window they gave, I’m so mad at myself, sigh). Luckily, I still managed to rip a few shots.

Here’s my favorite, Prelude: after the intro for the fighters were done, there was the stare down pose segment…so Ben Askren and Agilan Thain faced each other but Angela Lee and Istela Nunes didn’t. Even after the ring girl tried to position them, twice. Eventually, Istela turned and posed and thats when I caught this shot…

My caption is: “Pfff! Whatev’s….”

Angela Lee

Love the snub, champ!!!! UNSTOPPABLE !!!

Musta been something interestin goin on if Ben had to walk over to check it out too, lol.

I gotta say, shooting at iso 6400 on a Canon 7d2 kinda sucks. The noise, imo, is BAD, After post and resizing you can still get some ok shots, tho. I think with better stabilization, the results would be better. (I was shooting with a 100-400, hand held).



Defending Honor ONE FC

Media day shots of some of the participants prior to the ONE Championships “Defending Honor” event held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Spoiler: Shinya Aoki loses title to Eduard Folayang and Marat Gafurov retains his title.

Full Set

#defendinghonor, #mma, #ONEFC



Joseph Schooling and MMA

Here are some shots of Joseph Schooling, Singaporean Olympic swimmer getting a crash course in MMA at Evolve gym by ONE World Champ Angela Lee and her brother Christian Lee.

Joseph Schooling & Christian Lee

Full set HERE.

 

#josephSchooling, #mma, #ONEFC, #angelalee, #evolve



Canon X One Championship

Join Canon Imaging Academy (CIA) in a exclusive photography workshop with ONE Championship official photographer, Dux Carvajal and stand a chance to win an opportunity to shoot alongside CIA Principal Instructor, Alvin Foo on the actual fight night on 13 Nov 2015.

Register HERE