UFC 66


Las Vegas- Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz part 2.

Lunch pail Chuck did his job on pretty boy Tito Ortiz. Ortiz, the Huntington Beach, CA fighter with a porn star girlfriend, didn't have any answers to the onslaught of punches by Liddell. Ortiz took quite a beating before the bout was stopped in the third round.

Ortiz was a little upset in the post-fight press conference that the referee stopped the fight. But he did acknowledge that he was beat.

The matches before Liddell/Ortiz was like watching the warm-up bands play before the headliner. The crowd itself included some headliners like Leonardo DiCaprio, Wayne Newton, Mario Lopez, Kid Rock, Andre Agassi and his wife, Steffi Graff.

Taking photos of the match can be difficult because of the cage in front of you. Most of the time you have to manually focus. This time I experimented with using a switch on my Canon 70-200mm lens that allows me only to focus at subjects greater than 3 meters or greater. I figured that would stop my lens from focusing on the fence in front of me. For any photos closer than 3 meters I would use my second camera body with a wide-angle lens. It worked out great as I was able to use my auto-focus when Liddell won the match and started celebrating.

You can see more photos on my sportshooter.com page