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Ray Longo at a photo shoot at Ray (Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan)

Ray Longo at a photo shoot at Ray Longo MMA in Garden City. (Aug. 2, 2012)

Ray Longo MMA

Ray Longo's MMA Academy is located at 1 Commercial Ave. in Garden City.

Ray Longo at a photo shoot at Ray
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Ray Longo at a photo shoot at Ray Longo MMA in Garden City. (Aug. 2, 2012)

Trainer and striking coach Ray Longo at a
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Trainer and striking coach Ray Longo at a photo shoot at Ray Longo MMA in Garden City. (Aug. 2, 2012)

Trainer and striking coach Ray Longo at a
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Trainer and striking coach Ray Longo at a photo shoot at Ray Longo MMA in Garden City. (Aug. 2, 2012)

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Trained by Ray Longo in Garden City, Chris
(Credit: James Escher (Sept. 9, 2010))

Trained by Ray Longo in Garden City, Chris Weidman first rose to prominence as a fighter in Ring of Combat, a regional promotion based out of New Jersey and run by Lou Neglia of Bellmore. Weidman went 4-0 and won their middleweight title.

Al Iaquinta of Wantagh works on his knees
(Credit: David Pokress)

Al Iaquinta of Wantagh works on his knees at Ray Longo MMA in Garden City the day before leaving to be a contestant on Season 15 of the UFC's "The Ultimate Fighter." (Feb. 29, 2012)

Mixed Martial Artist Al Iaquinta spars with James
(Credit: David Pokress)

Mixed Martial Artist Al Iaquinta spars with James Gabert at Ray Longo MMA in Garden City the day before leaving to be a contestant on Season 15 of the UFC's "The Ultimate Fighter." (Feb. 29, 2012)

Al Iaquinta of Wantagh skips rope at Ray
(Credit: David Pokress)

Al Iaquinta of Wantagh skips rope at Ray Longo MMA in Garden City the day before leaving to be a contestant on Season 15 of the UFC's "The Ultimate Fighter." (Feb. 29, 2012)

Al Iaquinta of Wantagh trains at Ray Longo
(Credit: David Pokress)

Al Iaquinta of Wantagh trains at Ray Longo MMA in Garden City the day before leaving to be a contestant on Season 15 of the UFC's "The Ultimate Fighter." (Feb. 29, 2012)

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Wantagh's Al Iaquinta, right, defends himself from a
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Wantagh's Al Iaquinta, right, defends himself from a kick by sparring partner James Gabert at Ray Longo MMA in Garden City the day before leaving to be a contestant on Season 15 of the UFC's "The Ultimate Fighter." (Feb. 29, 2012)

Al Iaquinta of Wantagh trains at Ray Longo
(Credit: David Pokress)

Al Iaquinta of Wantagh trains at Ray Longo MMA in Garden City the day before leaving to be a contestant on Season 15 of the UFC's "The Ultimate Fighter." (Feb. 29, 2012)

Middleweight Chris Weidman of Baldwin, trains with Ray
(Credit: James Escher)

Middleweight Chris Weidman of Baldwin, trains with Ray Longo in Garden City. (Sept. 9, 2010)

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