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Muay Thai at the Mecca

Andrillo Suarez, left, fights Freddy Cheung, right, in

Andrillo Suarez, left, fights Freddy Cheung, right, in Muay Thai at the Mecca at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (March 16, 2012) Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
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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 ,
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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
Photo 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)

Rudy Feliz, bottom, fights Cornell Ward, top, in
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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
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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
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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
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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
Photo 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

Joey Hernandez, left, fights Brandon Poindexter, right, in
Photo 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
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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
Photo 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
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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
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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

Angie Babel enters the ring for her fight
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Prairie Rugilo, right, fights Angie Babel, left, in
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Prairie Rugilo won her WKA title match by
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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
Photo 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,
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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
Photo 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
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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

Nick Vaughan enters the ring to fight Birian
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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
Photo 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 ,
Photo 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
Photo 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
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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

Nick Vaughan, facing, delivers a kick to Brian
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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
Photo 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
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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
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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
Photo 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

Brian Hutchings is seen in his corner between
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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
Photo 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
Photo 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
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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
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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

Nick Vaughan won by a knockout against Brian
Photo 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
Photo 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
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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
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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
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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

Steven Hernandez, left, throws a punch to Ariel
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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
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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

Steven Hernandez, right, delvers a knee kick to
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Steven Hernandez, right, delvers a knee kick to 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 punch to Ariel
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Steven Hernandez, right, throws a 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

Steven Hernandez stands in the red corner ready
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Steven Hernandez stands in the red corner ready to fight 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, right, fights Ariel Abreu, left, in
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Steven Hernandez, right, fights 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

Steven Hernandez , left, throws a roundhouse kick
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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) PHOTO CREDIT: KATHLEEN MALONE-VAN DYKE

Steven Hernandez fights Ariel Abreu in a super
Photo 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 between rounds against Ariel Abreu
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Steven Hernandez reacts between rounds against 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

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