Posts Tagged ‘strikeforce’
Fight Journal: Daniel Cormier
Fight Journal: Daniel Cormier

We’re in Oklahoma City for the last ever Strikeforce.  I’m sad to see it go.  I’ve been with Strikeforce for almost four years (though honestly it seems longer). Casey did a Fight Journal with Daniel Cormier chronicling a day here in Oklahoma City as he preps for his fight against Dion Staring. Enjoy!    

Strikeforce: Barnett vs Cormier Fight Night
Strikeforce: Barnett vs Cormier Fight Night

We enlisted the help of Bimb0_Slice, aka Meleth Gonzales, to interview fighters at the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix finals.  We’re pretty amazed she agreed to do it since Meleth flew in from Turkey that same day and was basically running on fumes and media room coffee. Esther was busy being crazy as the Strikeforce photographer [...]

Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Final Presser
Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Final Presser

We’re here in San Jose covering the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix final and Melendez vs Thomson III.  Check out the video highlights of today’s press conference and you can see the photos on the Showtime website here.  Tune in on Saturday night to see who finishes this crazy tournament and watch tons of really great [...]

Strikeforce Barnett/Cormier Feature Gallery
Strikeforce Barnett/Cormier Feature Gallery

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 [...]

Strikeforce Post-Presser
Strikeforce Post-Presser

Strikeforce held a successful night of fights at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas last night and honestly, it’s not complete until you watch King Mo opine on the state of MMA. So here are video highlights of the press conference from all the guys on the panel. Cookies [...]

Strikeforce Weigh-in Video
Strikeforce Weigh-in Video

  We are in Las Vegas at Strikeforce and fight week is almost over.  Had weigh-ins today at the Hard Rock Hotel and here are the videos.   MAIN CARD:     And the prelim SHO EXTREME weigh-ins. EXTREME!   Also, Esther’s photos are on the SHO Sports site here including her usual super awesome [...]

Strikeforce Presser Highlights
Strikeforce Presser Highlights

What’s up dudes and dudettes?? We’re in the middle of Strikeforce fight week for Rockhold vs Jardine and I gotta say, I’m already beat.  Today was insane-o but in the best way.  We had a press conference midday flanked by studio work.  While I was busy getting the portraits done for Strikeforce, Casey was clipping [...]

Fight Journal: Luke Rockhold
Fight Journal: Luke Rockhold

Back in Vegas! We took a short break at home in Los Angeles to see the NYE American Nightmare reunion.  Here’s a video of that show and can you spot us in this photo?  Esther spent the entire show fucking shit up in the pit. She is the coolest. Now we are settled back into [...]

Strikeforce: Melendez vs Masvidal
Strikeforce: Melendez vs Masvidal

Here’s the gallery for tonight’s fights. I’ll post up a few words as soon as I get to a stopping point.  Typing in the car is fun but making me a little queasy. Congratulations to Gilbert Melendez and to Jorge Masvidal as well for a great fight. KJ Noons looked fantastic in his return.  And [...]

My Favorite Fight Photo
My Favorite Fight Photo

While I’ve had lots of shots I love over the years, there’s only one photo that comes to mind as my absolute favorite.  I know it’s good because it makes me uncomfortable and sad to see. So for day two of the blog challenge, I wanted to share the photo that I’ve taken that I [...]

Voelker vs Bowling III Fight Night
Voelker vs Bowling III Fight Night

FINALLY. I am done with my weekend of MMA and local travels and I have finished sifting through Strikeforce Challengers: Voelker vs Bowling III.   Certainly it was different to cover Strikeforce from the media standpoint for the first time in over two years but it gave me a chance to brush up on shooting [...]

Bowling vs Voelker III Weigh-ins
Bowling vs Voelker III Weigh-ins

Hey! Quick post of the weigh-in photos! Will regale you with stories later in the evening! Everybody made weight, awesome!   *Edit* I’m here in Las Vegas covering Strikeforce Challengers: Bowling vs Voelker III and eight glasses of water into my day and I am still parched.  Shot today’s weigh-ins at the infamously dim Key [...]

Cavalcante vs Henderson Fight Night
Cavalcante vs Henderson Fight Night

Another great night of fights — including two you didn’t even get to see if you weren’t at the Nationwide Arena on Saturday, but fret not, Strikeforce is working on getting the video out to you all very soon.  I’ve included photos from those two bouts, Gurgel vs Vaughan and Bowling vs Thornburg, so you [...]

Strikeforce Challengers Nashville
Strikeforce Challengers Nashville

I know I’ve been absent for a while and I do heartily apologize.  We’ve been perpetually in the air and have much to show you. But first! Last night was Strikeforce Challengers in Nashville, TN, and I have photos to share with you.  Then, I promise, I’ll have loads of stories from Japan and beyond. [...]

Henderson vs Babalu Fight Night
Henderson vs Babalu Fight Night

Holy smokes! So much happened last night. When I close my eyes, I can hear the sound of hard punches echoing. The flat, dull, thud of gloves hitting their target replays each time I recount the fights.  It’s not a lovely sound by most people’s standards. Also, friend of the site Pat Cummins, won his [...]

Henderson vs Babalu Fight Week
Henderson vs Babalu Fight Week

Casey and I are chillin’ (no, really, it’s kind of cold) in St. Louis right now for Strikeforce: Henderson vs Babalu. We’ve had feature shoots, pressers, and weigh-ins today and I’m ready for fight night. Well, almost. I need a good night’s sleep first but then, I’ll be darn ready. Spent the morning freezing my [...]

Bowling vs Voelker Fight Gallery
Bowling vs Voelker Fight Gallery

It’s 4 am and I drove down from Fresno after shooting Strikeforce Challengers.  Um, yeah, it’s 4 am, so I’m not going to write much.  Don’t be selfish, I’m tired.  I’ll relate all the cool stories Sunday afternoon over a cup o’ tea & a coffee bun. So enjoy these pictures while I nap for [...]

Diaz vs Noons Fight Night
Diaz vs Noons Fight Night

Whoa! Great fights! I’m still reeling from the weekend as I was launched from San Jose straight to Tokyo for the Sherdog MMA Fighter Exchange program where I’ll be following Luke Rockhold and fellow AKA fighter Wayne Phillips as they train at J-ROCK here in Tokyo. But I can’t be flyin’ off to the next [...]

Diaz vs Noons Fight Week
Diaz vs Noons Fight Week

This has been such a crazy week.  You might not know it because I haven’t been updating at all.  But maybe that’s how you know I’ve been so busy.  We’ve been sweating over the Collision Course series and working for Strikeforce and AOL and stuff in the future for EA Sports and I went off [...]

Backstage with Mauro Ranallo
Backstage with Mauro Ranallo

We shot this video just a couple of hours before Strikeforce: Houston for AOL Fanhouse/MMAfighting.com, interview conducted by Ariel Helwani, as part of the “Backstage” series. If you get one thing out of this video, it should be that Mauro really does sound like that all the time.  But most importantly, it’s nice to hear [...]

Strikeforce Houston Fight Night
Strikeforce Houston Fight Night

It’s not a secret that we here at All Elbows are longtime fans of Mo Lawal, as we’ve done pretty much all his pre-fight hype videos since meeting him in Japan last year.  But I have also worked with Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante since his days at EliteXC and I honestly couldn’t be prouder to see [...]

Strikeforce Houston Weigh-ins
Strikeforce Houston Weigh-ins

Strikeforce: Houston is tomorrow night!  We had weigh-ins today at the Toyota Center with lots of fans in attendance.  Below are the weigh-in photos + Jorge “Macaco” Patino weighing in after the stage had been torn down. Casey’s here working for AOL and he made a video on fight week events, which is below the [...]

Strikeforce Houston Media Workout
Strikeforce Houston Media Workout

I’m all settled in here in downtown Houston for Strikeforce fight week and more than thrilled for this Saturday’s card at the Toyota Center in my adopted hometown.  The week started off with today’s media workout at the Metro Fight Club.  In the afternoon, KJ Noons, Bobby Lashley, King Mo, and Tim Kennedy went to [...]

Kaufman vs Modafferi Part 3: Fight Night
Kaufman vs Modafferi Part 3: Fight Night

We bring you the final installment of our Fight Journal with Sarah Kaufman and Roxanne Modafferi at Strikeforce Challengers Everett.

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