Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Beaumont Beatdown

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Anthony Damingez gets caught against the fence by James "Duece" King, Jr. during the Beaumont Beatdown XTreme Fight Championship at Ford Arena in Beaumont on Friday, April 6, 2007. King won the fight.

Doug Williams (left) connects with a punch as Michael McLennan connects with a kick during the Beaumont Beatdown. McLennen won the fight.

(Above) Daniel Black connects a punch to the head of Jason Wright during the Beaumont Beatdown. Black won the match.

(Right) Tony Guined (right) kicks Chris Andreasson (left) in the head during the Beaumont Beatdown. Guined won the fight.

(Left) Blood spurts from a wound on the face of Chris Andreasson during the Beaumont Beatdown.

Aaron "The Mexicutioner" Flournoy takes Mathew Green to the mat after delivering a knee to his face during the Beaumont Beatdown. Flournoy won the fight.

Jeremiah "Ironman" O'Neal (left) makes Levy Green (right) tap out with this lethal move during the Beaumont Beatdown.

Brandon McDowell lands a fist on the chin of Izzy Johnson during the Beaumont Beatdown. McDowell won the Middleweight Title fight and took the belt from Johnson.

Nick "The Ghost" Gonzales (center) waits to have his belt presented as Adam Johnson (left)gets medical attention during the Beaumont Beatdown. Gonzales won the Lightweight Title Fight.

Jon Anthony "El Jaguar" Kirk tries to land a jump kick on Cedric "Spiderman" Marks during the Superfight round of the Beaumont Beatdown.

The official stops the Superfight round as Cedric "Spiderman" Marks delivers a knockout blow to Jon Anthony "El Jaguar" Kirk during the Beaumont Beatdown. Marks won by TKO.

Award winner:   3rd Place, Sports (single image), Southern Newspaper Publishers Association annual Photo of the Year Contest.

Please read "Contenders square off" by Perryn Keys.


Shaun Krisher said...

these were excuisite shots. very, very well done.

Mark M. Hancock said...

Thanks. It was a fun shoot. :-)

Bryon Houlgrave said...

Mark, as someone with a background in martial arts and specialized combat training, would this be something you would ever engage in?

I think it's exciting to watch, but I don't know if I could step into the cage knowing I could come out in a body cast.

Mark M. Hancock said...

I was born for this sport. Unfortunately, I was born a little too early. Yes, I would have competed and would have expected to win in this sport.
However, I tried to talk one of my friends out of the death match stuff they do in Mexico with the specialized weapons. He survived several fights, but he's got some wild scars to show for it (and probably a few mental scars as well).