Last night my course had its annual Press Awards. All three year groups can enter the awards, and this year they were judged by Panos Pictures. Alot of amazing work was shown, I managed to walk away with two awards and a runners up prize. This series of images won the sports series category. 

The series follows Ross Mayne as he prepares of his first MMA fight at 66Kg. As he usually fights at 70Kg this represented a significant difference, and the training reflected that. The fight too place at Kore MMA 3 on the 16th March 2013, unfortunately Ross lost by arm triangle submission in third round.

(Source: sambarnes-photography)