GLORY, the kickboxing league held their GLORY 21 at the Valley View Casino Center here in San Diego. I was ringside to capture the action and there was plenty of action.

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California.

Before I get deep into the actual images from the event, it’s important to discuss the cameras, lenses and camera settings. I shot the event with two cameras, the Nikon D4 and the Nikon D750. The settings I used on the two cameras were identical, from the White Balance to the ISO and shutter speed. I shot the fights at 1/1000 second which was enough to freeze the action. Anything slower and the action would have been blurry. The ISO was set to 2500 and the aperture at f/2.8. The white balance was set to tungsten, which gave me the truest color right out of the camera.

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

The GLORY ring is different from a boxing ring as it has 4 horizontal ropes, not 3 and I found myself constantly trying to avoid both the bottom rope and the 2nd to bottom rope in getting a clean shot.

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

I shot the majority of the photos using the D4 with he 24-70mm f/2.8 lens and periodically switched to the D750 with the 70-200mm f/2.8 for the action across the bring or for the shots of the fighters walking to the ring.

The fight card for Glory 21 Kickboxing;

  • Middleweight Title Headline Bout: Artem Levin vs. Simon Marcus;
  • Heavyweight Tournament Bout: Chi Lewis-Parry vs. ¬†¬†Xavier Vigney
  • Welterweight Co-Headline Bout: Raymond Daniels vs. Justin Baesman;
  • Heavyweight Qualification Tournament Bout: Chi Lewis-Parry vs. Everett Sims
  • Heavyweight Qualification Tournament Bout: Xavier Vigney vs. Maurice Jackson
  • Middleweight Armed Forces Exhibition Bout: Devin Goodale vs. Kyle Stewart
Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

Glory 21 at the Valley View Casino Center on May 8, 2015 in San Diego California

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