Tommy Lakes is a photographer from Ireland who specializes in the increasingly popular MMA and cage fighting. Warning: some photos are graphic.

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Shogun Rua prepares for his battle with Mark Coleman at UFC 93 Photo by Tommy Lakes

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Chris 'Lights Out' Lytle lands a straight right hand to opponent Marcus Davis at UFC 93 Photo by Tommy Lakes

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John Michael Shiels mentally prepares for his fight at Cage Warriors 42 Photo by Tommy Lakes

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John Michael Shiels lands vicious elbows to his opponent at Cage Warriors 42 Photo by Tommy Lakes

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Medics react to the KO of Mar Kearns Photo by Tommy Lakes

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Fight grimaces in pain as he is arm barred against the cage Photo by Tommy Lakes

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Richie Ivory celebrates as the ref steps in to call the fight, victory by guillotine Photo by Tommy Lakes

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New UFC signing Jake Hecht throws his Lions Den opponent around like a rag doll at Cage Warriors 42 Photo by Tommy Lakes

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Ben Davis taps to the tight last second guillotine choke from mount of 'Rowdy' Owen Roddy Photo by Tommy Lakes

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Luke Caffery lands a perfect over hand right to the jaw of his opponent at Battlezone Photo by Tommy Lakes

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Steven Taz McCombe takes his time to recover after a low blow Photo by Tommy Lakes

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Paul Cowzer lands a big left hand to opponent Keith Coady Photo by Tommy Lakes

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double knockout Photo by Tommy Lakes

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Tim Newman watches his opponent fold after landing a huge blow Photo by Tommy Lakes

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Tim Newman goes in for the kill as ref Marc Goddard steps in Photo by Tommy Lakes

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Tim Newman celebrates as his groggy opponent tries to insist he is ok to fight Photo by Tommy Lakes

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Cage Warriors Ring Girl Holly Photo by Tommy Lakes

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Tom Sullivan is turned red with the blood of his opponent Photo by Tommy Lakes

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Malko shows off the damage that led to one of Irelands bloodiest fights at Cage Warriors 42 Photo by Tommy Lakes

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Big Body shot lands in a battle of the heavyweights at Cage Wars Photo by Tommy Lakes

Jan 27, 2012