Glory 30 Selects

I got the invite from  to come out to SoCal and shoot Glory Kickboxing's 30th event. Since we already had a super crew of Phil Lambert & Stephanie Drews there, I was able to sort of roam freely and shoot whatever I felt like. I borrowed James' Leica MP since I wanted to be constrained to one lens as well as manual focus. Majority of the shots below were shot with it. Dig everything about that camera. 

Hope you enjoy!

Tiffany Van Soest relaxes backstage before her fight with Esma Hasshass. 

Tiffany Van Soest relaxes backstage before her fight with Esma Hasshass. 

Karl Roberson gets his hands wrapped before facing off with Mike Lemaire.

Karl Roberson gets his hands wrapped before facing off with Mike Lemaire.

Tiffany Van Soest is all smiles as she gets her hands wrapped. 

Tiffany Van Soest is all smiles as she gets her hands wrapped. 

Warren "The Destroyer" Thompson paces backstage before his fight with Manny Mancha.

Warren "The Destroyer" Thompson paces backstage before his fight with Manny Mancha.

The fist of Joe Schilling.

The fist of Joe Schilling.

Casey Green underneath the lights, right before the walkout. 

Casey Green underneath the lights, right before the walkout. 

Mike Lemaire getting vaseline'd up before his walkout. 

Mike Lemaire getting vaseline'd up before his walkout. 

Esma Hasshass with a moment to herself before she faced off with Tiffany Van Soest. 

Esma Hasshass with a moment to herself before she faced off with Tiffany Van Soest. 

The quiet moment before Esma Hasshass walks through the curtains.

The quiet moment before Esma Hasshass walks through the curtains.

Tiffany Van Soest in fight mode, seconds before she walked out to face Esma Hasshass.

Tiffany Van Soest in fight mode, seconds before she walked out to face Esma Hasshass.

Tiffany Van Soest stands over Esma Hasshass after a knockdown in the first round. Van Soest would go on to win by decision.

Tiffany Van Soest stands over Esma Hasshass after a knockdown in the first round. Van Soest would go on to win by decision.

Joe Schilling watches the action backstage before his name is called to walk. 

Joe Schilling watches the action backstage before his name is called to walk. 

Joe Schilling lands a right hand against Jason Wilnis. Wilnis would go on to win the decision.

Joe Schilling lands a right hand against Jason Wilnis. Wilnis would go on to win the decision.

Casey Green tends to his split brow backstage.

Casey Green tends to his split brow backstage.

A victorious Tiffany Van Soest backstage with a bouquet and a smile. 

A victorious Tiffany Van Soest backstage with a bouquet and a smile. 

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