16 May - 
MMA Squared: The Year in Fighting: 2019, part 4

2019 has been packed with good fights. Some have added to fighters’ legacies, some have announced the arrival of a new player on the scene. Check out part 4.

The Year in Fighting: 2019 is a book that I am illustrating while concurrently writing & illustrating MMA Squared. It’s a more sober, artistic endeavor about what happens inside the cage, letting go of the hype trains, PR disasters, and marketing angles. Let’s look at part 4.

Here’s a look at a full page, with Askren/Lawler, Santos/Blachowicz, Zabit/Stephens, Sterling/Rivera, Woodley/Usman, Sanchez/Gall, Johnny Walker/Cirkunov

MMA Squared, Chris Rini, The Year in Fighting 2019, Askren, Lawler, Santos, Blachowicz, Zabit, Stephens, Sterling, Rivera, Woodly, Unman, Sanchez, Gall, Johnny Walker, Cirkunov Chris Rini

MMA Squared, Chris Rini, Sterling, Rivera Chris Rini
MMA Squared, Chris Rini, Diego Sanchez, Mickey Gall Chris Rini

A personal favorite is Michelle Waterson’s armbar attempt on Karolina Kowalkiewicz

MMA Squared, Chris Rini, Michelle Waterson, Karolina Kowalkiewicz Chris Rini

A minimalist spinning back kick from Jon Jones for Anthony Smith.

MMA Squared, Chris Rini, Jon Jones, Anthony Smith Chris Rini

And a glimpse at the latest page.

MMA Squared, Chris Rini Chris Rini

I hope you enjoyed this look behind the scenes. I run a pay-what-you-want Patreon which will have regular updates from the book. Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you next week.

Chris