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Prince Uchegbu trains on the heavy bag at (Credit: Jeremy Bales)

Prince Uchegbu trains on the heavy bag at Kayo Boxing in Garden City Park for the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament Oct. 24. (Oct. 7, 2013)

Mixed martial arts tournament

Long Island fighters prepare for the upcoming MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament Oct. 24.

Mixed martial arts amateur fighter Ricardo Pigatti trains
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Mixed martial arts amateur fighter Ricardo Pigatti trains for the upcoming MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. (Oct. 8, 2013)

Mixed martial arts amateur fighter Ricardo Pigatti trains
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Mixed martial arts amateur fighter Ricardo Pigatti trains for the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament with coach Ryan LaFlare at Long Island MMA in Farmingdale. (Oct. 8, 2013)

Ricardo Pigatti, a mixed martial arts amateur
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Ricardo Pigatti, a mixed martial arts amateur fighter, has been training in the ring. (Oct. 8, 2013)

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Mixed martial arts amateur fighter Ricardo Pigatti trains
(Credit: Jeremy Bales)

Mixed martial arts amateur fighter Ricardo Pigatti trains for the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament Oct. 24 with coach Ryan LaFlare at Long Island MMA in Farmingdale. (Oct. 8, 2013)

Mixed martial arts amateur fighter Ricardo Pigatti trains
(Credit: Jeremy Bales)

Mixed martial arts amateur fighter Ricardo Pigatti trains for the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament Oct. 24 with coach Ryan LaFlare at Long Island MMA in Farmingdale. (Oct. 8, 2013)

Nic Canobbio, president of MMA Platinum Gloves Fighting
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Nic Canobbio, president of MMA Platinum Gloves Fighting Championships, is preparing for the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament Oct. 24. (Oct. 8, 2013)

Prince Uchegbu, a mixed martial arts amateur fighter
(Credit: Jeremy Bales)

Prince Uchegbu, a mixed martial arts amateur fighter from Queens Village, trains at Kayo Boxing in Garden City Park as he prepares for the MMA Platinum Gloves tournament. (Oct. 7, 2013)

Mixed martial arts amateur fighter Prince Uchegbu trains
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Mixed martial arts amateur fighter Prince Uchegbu trains for the upcoming MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament Oct. 24 with coach Michael Corleone at Kayo Boxing in Garden City Park. (Oct. 7, 2013)

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Prince Uchegbu trains on the heavy bag at
(Credit: Jeremy Bales)

Prince Uchegbu trains on the heavy bag at Kayo Boxing in Garden City Park for the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament Oct. 24. (Oct. 7, 2013)

Prince Uchegbu takes a rest after a training
(Credit: Jeremy Bales)

Prince Uchegbu takes a rest after a training session with coach Michael Corleone at Kayo Boxing in Garden City Park. (Oct. 7, 2013)

Mixed martial arts amateur fighter Prince Uchegbu trains
(Credit: Jeremy Bales)

Mixed martial arts amateur fighter Prince Uchegbu trains with coach Michael Corleone at Kayo Boxing in Garden City Park. The pair are preparing for the upcoming MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament Oct. 24. (Oct. 7, 2013)

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