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Andrillo Suarez, left, fights Freddy Cheung, right, in (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Andrillo Suarez, left, fights Freddy Cheung, right, in Muay Thai at the Mecca at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012)

Muay Thai at the Mecca

Photos from Muay Thai at the Mecca, the first Muay Thai even ever held at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012).

Joey Hernandez reacts between rounds in his fight
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Joey Hernandez reacts between rounds in his fight against Brandon Poindexter in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Rudy Felix, left, fights Cornel Ward, right ,
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Rudy Felix, left, fights Cornel Ward, right , in a 125 lb match in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Andrillo Suarez, left, fights Freddy Cheung, right, in
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Andrillo Suarez, left, fights Freddy Cheung, right, in Muay Thai at the Mecca at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012)

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Rudy Feliz, bottom, fights Cornell Ward, top, in
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Rudy Feliz, bottom, fights Cornell Ward, top, in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Rudy Felix, is declared the winner against Cornell
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Rudy Felix, is declared the winner against Cornell Ward int he 125 lbs Rising Stars match in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Freddy Cheung reacts after winning his match against
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Freddy Cheung reacts after winning his match against Andrillo Suarez in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Rudy Felix, left, lands a kick to Cornell
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Rudy Felix, left, lands a kick to Cornell Ward, right, in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012)

Andrillo Suarez, left, fights Freddy Cheung, right, in
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Andrillo Suarez, left, fights Freddy Cheung, right, in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

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Joey Hernandez, left, fights Brandon Poindexter, right, in
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Joey Hernandez, left, fights Brandon Poindexter, right, in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Evaristo Hernandez, right, delivers a kick to Rich
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Evaristo Hernandez, right, delivers a kick to Rich Brattole, left, in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Rich Brattole, left, fights Evaristo Hernandez, right, in
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Rich Brattole, left, fights Evaristo Hernandez, right, in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012)

Joey Hernandez enters the ring for his fight
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Joey Hernandez enters the ring for his fight against Brandon Poindexter in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Rich Brattole reacts after winning his match against
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Rich Brattole reacts after winning his match against Evaristo Hernandez in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

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Angie Babel enters the ring for her fight
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Angie Babel enters the ring for her fight against Prairie Rugilo in the 123 lb match in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Evaristo Hernandez, left, delivers a kick to Rich
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Evaristo Hernandez, left, delivers a kick to Rich Brattole, right, in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Chris Mauceri reacts after winning against Tim Schmeier
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Chris Mauceri reacts after winning against Tim Schmeier in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Brandon Poindexter, left, fights Joey Hernandez, right, in
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Brandon Poindexter, left, fights Joey Hernandez, right, in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Chris Mauceir, right, jumps to deliver a kick
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Chris Mauceir, right, jumps to deliver a kick to Tim Schmeier, left, in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

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Prairie Rugilo, right, fights Angie Babel, left, in
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Prairie Rugilo, right, fights Angie Babel, left, in the WKA title match in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Rich Brattole, right, fights, Evaristo Hernandez, left, in
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Rich Brattole, right, fights, Evaristo Hernandez, left, in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Angie Babel, left, fights Prairie Rugilo, right, in
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Angie Babel, left, fights Prairie Rugilo, right, in the WKA title match in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Prairie Rugilo, left, fights Angie Bable, right, in
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Prairie Rugilo, left, fights Angie Bable, right, in the WKA title match in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Evaristo Hernandez, left, and Rich Brattole, right, fight
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Evaristo Hernandez, left, and Rich Brattole, right, fight in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

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Prairie Rugilo won her WKA title match by
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Prairie Rugilo won her WKA title match by decision against Angie Babel in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Chris Mauceri, left, fights Tim Schmeier, right, in
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Chris Mauceri, left, fights Tim Schmeier, right, in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Chris Mauceri, left, jumps to kick Tim Schmeier,
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Chris Mauceri, left, jumps to kick Tim Schmeier, right, in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Chris Mauceri, right, fights Tim Schmeier, left, in
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Chris Mauceri, right, fights Tim Schmeier, left, in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Ariel Abreu won by decision against Steven Hernandez
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Ariel Abreu won by decision against Steven Hernandez in a super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

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Nick Vaughan enters the ring to fight Birian
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Nick Vaughan enters the ring to fight Birian Hutchings in a 165 lbs super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Steven Hernandez, left, throws a roundhouse kick to
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Steven Hernandez, left, throws a roundhouse kick to Ariel Abreu, right, in a super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012)

Rudy Felix, left, fights Cornel Ward, right ,
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Rudy Felix, left, fights Cornel Ward, right , in a 125 lb match in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Rudy Felix, is declared the winner against Cornell
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Rudy Felix, is declared the winner against Cornell Ward int he 125 lbs Rising Stars match in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Nick Vaughan wins by a knockout against Brian
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Nick Vaughan wins by a knockout against Brian Hutchings in the 165 lbs super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

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Nick Vaughan, facing, delivers a kick to Brian
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Nick Vaughan, facing, delivers a kick to Brian Hutchings in a 165 lbs super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Nick Vaughan, left, delivers a roundhouse kick to
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Nick Vaughan, left, delivers a roundhouse kick to Brian Hutchings, right, in a 165 lbs super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Brian Hutchings prepares to fight Nick Vaughan in
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Brian Hutchings prepares to fight Nick Vaughan in a 165 lbs super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Nick Vaughan wears his champion belt after his
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Nick Vaughan wears his champion belt after his knockout win against Brian Hutchings 165 lbs super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Nick Vaughan, right, fights Brian Hutchings, left, in
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Nick Vaughan, right, fights Brian Hutchings, left, in a 165 lbs super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

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Brian Hutchings is seen in his corner between
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Brian Hutchings is seen in his corner between rounds against Nick Vaughan in a 165 lbs super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Nick Vaughan, right, and Brian Hutchings, left, fight
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Nick Vaughan, right, and Brian Hutchings, left, fight in a 165 lbs super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Nick Vaughan, right, lands a roundhouse kick to
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Nick Vaughan, right, lands a roundhouse kick to Brian Hutchings, left, in a 165 lbs super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Brian Hutchings is ready to fight Nick Vaughan
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Brian Hutchings is ready to fight Nick Vaughan in a 165 lbs super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Nick Vaughan, right, delivers his knockout blow to
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Nick Vaughan, right, delivers his knockout blow to Brian Hutchings, left, in the 165 lbs super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

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Nick Vaughan won by a knockout against Brian
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Nick Vaughan won by a knockout against Brian Hutchings in the 165 lbs super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Steven Hernandez fights Ariel Abreu in a super
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Steven Hernandez fights Ariel Abreu in a super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Steven Hernandez reacts to losing by decision to
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Steven Hernandez reacts to losing by decision to Ariel Abreu in a super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Steven Hernandez gets toweled off at the end
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Steven Hernandez gets toweled off at the end of the fight against Ariel Abreu in a super middleweight title match in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Steven Hernandez, right, throws a kick to Ariel
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Steven Hernandez, right, throws a kick to Ariel Abreu, left, in a super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

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Steven Hernandez, left, throws a punch to Ariel
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Steven Hernandez, left, throws a punch to Ariel Abreu, right, in a super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Steven Hernandez, right, lands a left punch to
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Steven Hernandez, right, lands a left punch to Ariel Abreu, left, in a super middleweight title bout in the Muay Thai at the Mecca competition at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

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