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The referee steps in to stop the choke (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

The referee steps in to stop the choke hold on Ralphie Febus by Richard Pabon in their featherweight match at 1:04 of the first round in the first round of the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. (Oct. 24, 2013)

MMA Platinum Gloves tournament

The MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament held its first round of matches at the Upsky Hotel in Hauppauge on Oct. 24, 2013.

Nick Fiore, left, lands body blows against Antonio
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Nick Fiore, left, lands body blows against Antonio Quinones in their lightweight match at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament at the Upsky Hotel in Hauppauge. Fiore won by submission at 2:31 of the second round. (Oct. 24, 2013)

A ringside trainer applies vaseline to the face
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A ringside trainer applies vaseline to the face of Antonio Quinones before his lightweight match at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament at the Upsky Hotel in Hauppauge. (Oct. 24, 2013)

The referee raises the hand of Ricardo Pigatti,
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

The referee raises the hand of Ricardo Pigatti, Jr. after he defeated Steven Haynes in the first round of their welterweight match at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament at the Upsky Hotel in Hauppauge. (Oct. 24, 2013)

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Ricardo Pigatti, Jr., left, and Steven Haynes trade
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Ricardo Pigatti, Jr., left, and Steven Haynes trade blows in the first round of their welterweight match at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament at the Upsky Hotel in Hauppauge. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Richard Pabon leaps in excitement at the referee
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Richard Pabon leaps in excitement at the referee speaks to Ralphie Febus after he stopped the match via submission at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament at the Upsky Hotel in Hauppauge. (Oct. 24, 2013)

The referee stops the fight as Steven Haynes
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The referee stops the fight as Steven Haynes could no longer defend himself in the first round of a welterweight match against Ricardo Pigatti Jr. at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament at the Upsky Hotel in Hauppauge. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Ricardo Pigatti Jr. throws one hammer fist after
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Ricardo Pigatti Jr. throws one hammer fist after another at Steven Haynes for the TKO win in the first round of their welterweight match at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament at the Upsky Hotel in Hauppauge. (Oct. 24, 2013)

After striking his opponent in the face while
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After striking his opponent in the face while down, an illegal move at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament, Ricardo Pigatti Jr. protests as the referee sends him to a neutral corner as Steven Haynes recovers in the first round of their welterweight match. Pigatti won by TKO at 2:04 of the first round of the amateur tournament at the Upsky Hotel in Hauppauge. (Oct. 24, 2013)

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Ricardo Pigatti, Jr. pummels Steven Haynes after taking
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Ricardo Pigatti, Jr. pummels Steven Haynes after taking him down to the mat in the first round of their welterweight match. Pigatti won by TKO at 2:04 of the first round at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament at the Upsky Hotel in Hauppauge. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Ricardo Pigatti Jr., left, and Steven Haynes trade
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Ricardo Pigatti Jr., left, and Steven Haynes trade blows in the first round of their welterweight match at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament at the Upsky Hotel in Hauppauge. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Welterweight Ricardo Pigatti, Jr. defeated Steven Haynes in
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Welterweight Ricardo Pigatti, Jr. defeated Steven Haynes in the first round by TKO at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament at the Upsky Hotel in Hauppauge. (Oct. 24, 2013)

The referee stops the fight as Steven Haynes
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

The referee stops the fight as Steven Haynes could no longer defend himself in the first round of a welterweight match against Ricardo Pigatti at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. Pigatti won by TKO at 2:04 of the first round. (Oct. 24, 2013)

The referee steps in to stop the choke
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

The referee steps in to stop the choke hold on Ralphie Febus by Richard Pabon in their featherweight match at 1:04 of the first round in the first round of the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. (Oct. 24, 2013)

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Jude Paulemon, left, won by submission in 2:41
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Jude Paulemon, left, won by submission in 2:41 of the first round againt Sal Dicristo in the first round of the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Jude Paulemon, left, lands a blow against Sal
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Jude Paulemon, left, lands a blow against Sal Dicristo in their welterweight match in the first round of the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Dakota Giguere, bottom, submitted Victor Robinson at 1:04
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Dakota Giguere, bottom, submitted Victor Robinson at 1:04 of the first round in their featherweight match in the first round of the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Jude Paulemon applies a choke hold against Sal
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Jude Paulemon applies a choke hold against Sal Dicristo in their welterweight match en route to the submission in 2:41 of the first round at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Stuart Gordon, right, lands a glancing blow to
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Stuart Gordon, right, lands a glancing blow to the head of Zac Rosado in their welterweight match at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. (Oct. 24, 2013)

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Stuart Gordon, left, takes down Zac Rosado in
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Stuart Gordon, left, takes down Zac Rosado in a welterweight fight at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Stuart Gordon consoles Zac Rosado after submitting him
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Stuart Gordon consoles Zac Rosado after submitting him in the second round of their welterweight fight at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Stuart Gordon's manager speaks with his fighter between
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Stuart Gordon's manager speaks with his fighter between rounds at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Prince Ughebhu's blows force Fernando Saavedra against the
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Prince Ughebhu's blows force Fernando Saavedra against the wall of the cage in their lightweight match. Ughebhu won by TKO at 1:47 of the second round in the first round of the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Prince Ughebhu, right, squares up against Fernando Saavedra
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Prince Ughebhu, right, squares up against Fernando Saavedra in their lightweight bout at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament on Oct. 24, 2013.

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Prince Ughebhu, right, moves in against Fernando Saavedra
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Prince Ughebhu, right, moves in against Fernando Saavedra en route to the TKO win at the 1:47 mark of the second round in a lightweight bout at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Prince Ughebhu doubles up Fernando Saavedra with a
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Prince Ughebhu doubles up Fernando Saavedra with a blow to the stomach in their lightweight match. Ughebhu won by TKO at 1:47 of the second round at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. (Oct. 24, 2013)

The referee moves in to check the choke
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

The referee moves in to check the choke hold by Jose Rosado against Punhan Guliyer in their featherweight match iat the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. Rosado won by submission at :47 of the first round. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Prince Ughebhu, right, lands a blow to the
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Prince Ughebhu, right, lands a blow to the head of Fernando Saavedra in their lightweight match. Ughebhu won by TKO at 1:47 of the second round at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Jose Rosado reacts after submitting Punhan Guliyer in
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Jose Rosado reacts after submitting Punhan Guliyer in their featherweight match at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. (Oct. 24, 2013)

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Nick Fiore, right, backs up Antonio Quinones with
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Nick Fiore, right, backs up Antonio Quinones with a blow to the torso in their lLightweight match. Fiore won by submission at 2:31 of the second round at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Nick Fiore, left, in a staredown against Antonio
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Nick Fiore, left, in a staredown against Antonio Quinones before their lightweight match in the first round of the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. Fiore won by submission at 2:31 of the second round. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Ralphie Febus, left, tries to block a left
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Ralphie Febus, left, tries to block a left hook thrown by Richard Pabon, who won the featherweight match by submission at 1:04 of the first round at the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament. (Oct. 24, 2013)

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