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bellator 33

By Henry S. Dziekan III on November 1, 2010 4:09 PM | Leave A Comment

I should have made this post last week but I've been real busy lately and this is literally the first free minute I've had in about week or so.

Anyways, last week went out to Philadelphia to shoot Bellator 33 (a professional MMA event). Bellator 33 featured a welterweight title bout between title holder Lyman Good and Bellator season 2 winner Ben Askren and a superfight between Philly native Eddie Alvarez and Roger Huerta. The fighter were action packed and since Alvarez is from Philly, fighting in his home town for the first time, there was a lot of energy in the arena. Askren defeated Good by way of unanimous decision and Alvarez defeated Huerta by way of doctor stoppage between the 2nd and 3rd round.

Below are a few of my favorite photos from the fights.

LeVon Maynard vs Rick Hawn
HSD_0843.jpgBen Askren vs Lyman Good

Roger Huerta vs Eddie Alvarez

Evolution AMMA July Bash

By Henry S. Dziekan III on July 16, 2010 4:40 PM | Leave A Comment
This past weekend I photographed the Evolution AMMA July Bash in Seyreville, NJ.  This event was held at a night club and the lighting was very uneven.  That made it difficult to get some shots because I had to constantly change my setting depending on where the fighters were in the cage.

Nevertheless, it was a night full of exciting fights.  Their were doctor stoppages, submission finishes, close decisions and even a tie, but I'd have to say the most exciting part for me was my friend Kenny Rivera winning his title fight in the 154 lb division. This is extremely impressive considering he normally fights at 145, and had to jump up a weight class to take this fight.  Kenny's striking was crisp and his submission defense was outstanding.  In the second round Kenny effortlessly rolled out of an armbar making it look simple.

Below are a few of my pics from the fight.



amma gallery

By Henry S. Dziekan III on January 18, 2010 11:28 PM | Leave A Comment
I just added another new gallery to the site.  It's called amateur mma and contains images from some amateur mixed martial arts fights that I recently shot in New Jersey.  I plan on shooting more amma fights in the near future so check back to see what I get.