I took a quick trip up to San Jose last week to steal some stills while Showtime Sports shot their promos and features for the upcoming Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix finals on May 19th AND the rubber match between lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson. The short trip was lovely and I was able to get some portraits done in addition to my usual behind-the-scenes access.
Here’s a selection of the photos I took for Showtime. Check out the entire gallery at the SHOSports site here.
Can’t wait!! Barnett and Cormier is gonna be nuts! Gesias Cavalcante is fighting Isaac Vallie-Flagg too! And I always love watching Gilbert Melendez. Melendez and Thomson’s first bouts were action filled brawls that had me yelling at my camera the entire time so this should be an interesting match up to see how they’ve matured since.