Muay Thai at the Mecca III

Friday, November 21, 2014

Doors open 6:30pm
First fight at 7:00pm

The Theater at Madison Square Garden

Seventh Avenue, between 31st and 33rd St
New York City (Between 11th & 12th Avenue)


TaKe On Muay Thai XX

Friday, April 26, 2013

On Friday, April 26th, Take On Productions returned to Resorts World Casino in New York City for Take-On Muay Thai XX. The dynamic fight card promised and delivered hard hitting action to fight fans. Even with the medical complications at the weigh ins of the scheduled Main Event, the fighters did not disappoint as top level Muay Thai was once again on display at Resorts World Casino in NYC. The night was studded with very impressive and competitive bouts, including a draw in the night’s main event, and the two female fights showcased the spectacular skill level at which these athletes compete.

The night’s most impressive performance came from Will Wong (Sitan Gym) and Cameron Rozell (Wellington Martial Arts), who blew the roof off the venue with a spectacular back and forth battle ending in a 3rd round TKO. This bout is sure to be in the runnings for 2013 Take On fight of the year. (click here for official results)

Fight fans can also catch the broadcast as select bouts from Take-On Muay Thai XX will be aired on Comcast SportsNet in the weeks following the live event. Stay tuned! Or you can watch the entire event by following the link below.

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TaKe On Muay Thai XIX

Friday, February 22, 2013

Take-On Kicked off 2013 with a bang at the new Resorts World Casino in NYC. Fans packed the well outfitted venue to cheer on their favorite fighters, watching the action live and on 6 big screens that offered great ringside camera angles, close-ups, and all the instant replays of the most exciting, hard hitting moments. Combine that with strategically located full service bars, food, and the production quality and fight card to be expected from a Take-On event and you have a recipe for a great evening. Oh, and did we mention that when you step out you’re in a casino? In New York City?

The 15 bout line up featured three exciting title fights along with a pro main event at 185lbs. that welcomed Wayne Barrett to the Take-On ring. The reigning Take-On 145lb. champ Sean Fagan defended his crown against Omar Estevez with a decisive unanimous decision victory. Prairie Rugilo, the current women’s 122lb. champ lost a controversial decision to Kate Allen. Rich Brattole won the 155 WKA title with an impressive 3rd round TKO over Stoney Morales.

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Muay Thai at the Mecca II

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Take On Muay Thai returned to MSG for “Muay Thai at the Mecca 2” on November 10, 2012 with the kind of high caliber fight card that would only be appropriate to follow the biggest Muay Thai event ever held in NYC. Five pro fights and two Take On titles topped of this amazing nigh of Muay Thai as a capacity crowd roared to cheer on their favorite fighters.

The action was nonstop as every bout did not disappoint. Among the most talked about of the evening Sean Fagan became the Take-On 145lb. champ with a TKO over Joey Hernandez. Steven Hernandez avenged his previous loss and took the Take-On 185lb. belt in a bloody battle against Ariel Abreu. Tarek Rached knocked out Ryan Madigan in the first round with vicious leg kicks. Jay Matias knocked out Cody Moberly with a spectacular flying knee in the first round to solidify his dominance over the 132lb. division. Check out the official results here.

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Battle at Bally's II

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Another Take On Productions event has come and gone, and my wallet, my voice, and my brain are still recovering from what was an action packed weekend in Atlantic City. “Battle at Bally’s II”was nothing short of spectacular as all fighters, both amateur and pro, put it all on the line and showcased that the level of Muay Thai in America continues to rise. (Eric Rivera www.muaythaiislife.com)

The night featured at hotly anticipated main event and co-main event in the professional ranks and had two titles on the line. "Battle at Bally's II" had eight spectacular knockouts by various strikes, along with hard fought bouts that went the distance leaving the fans clamoring for more. Take-On Productions continues to put together great Muay Thai events that feature high level striking with blistering kicks, punches, knees and elbows. 


In the main event, Jay Matias from Sitan Gym defeated Douglas Ahammer via TKO in round two of a 132 lb fight. Matias proved without a doubt that he is a force to be reckoned with as he took the fight to Ahammer almost from the opening bell. Matias was the stronger of the two fighters and his strikes did more damage as he landed body kicks and mixed up some combos with his fists. Matias continued his attack into the second round landing a series of strikes both with his feet and his hands finishing up his attack with a short elbow that landed flush on the back of Ahammer's head. The referee called a halt to the bout after that awarding the win to Matias who had a dominant performance and showed he is ready for even bigger challenges.



In the co-main event, in a rematch that ended in a controversial draw, Deshawn Robinson of America's Finest Kickboxing defeated Sean Hinds of C3 Athletics/Mushin MMA via KO in round one. Robinson left no doubt this time as to who the winner was as he landed a perfect left cross on Hinds that send him face first to the canvas ending the fight. Leading up to the knockout punch, Robinson continually moved forward and threw punches in bunches all with the intent to knockout Hinds. It was a solid win for Robinson who has turned into one of the sport's most entertaining fighters.

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TAKE ON MUAY THAI 16

Friday, May 18, 2012

On May 18, 2012 Take On Productions bid farewell to the place where it all started – the 7 Train Theater - with Take-On Muay Thai 16. The event was headlined by the Pro Main Event between Brett Hlavacek and Strahinja Ivanovic. Joe Bastone and Manny Casais also shined with impressive victories over their opponents. 3 impressive KO’s and high level Muay Thai capped of the night as we said goodbye to Take-On’s first home.

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Muay Thai at the Mecca

Friday, March 16, 2012

On Friday, March 16, 2012, history was made! Take On Productions brought you Muay Thai at the Mecca, the first ever Muay Thai event held at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. The historic event drew an impressive 3,200 fans - becoming the BIGGEST Muay Thai event ever held in NYC!!!

Check out Official Videos below:

--> Muay Thai At The Mecca - Madison Square Garden‬

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January Showdown

Friday, January 27, 2012

Take On productions kicked off the New Year with an action-packed card featuring the Semi Finals of the Rising Stars Tournament. Akio Nakasone (the Wat) faced Freddy Cheung (Sitan NY) and James Gregory (Cool Hearts) took on Andrillo Suarez (American Killer Bees). Stay tuned for more recaps of the exciting night.

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December Showdown

Friday, December 16, 2011

This past weekend graced Muay Thai fans of all calibers with a chance to witness great 8 point striking action. On Friday, Dec. 16th, Muay Thai is Life was once again invited to cover Take On’s latest Muay Thai event in New York City. The “Rising Stars” 155 lb. 8-man tournament event was an all amateur and B-Class amateur affair that showcased some of the best rising talent in the northeast. For years now, gyms such as The Wat, Sitan Gym, 5 Points, and Cool Hearts Muay Thai…to name a few, have consistently demonstrated that they are breeding grounds for some of the best Muay Thai talent in the Northeast and the country. The quality training the students at these gyms receive under the masterful tutelage of their respective instructors is apparent the minute they step in the ring and do battle. In a night where all fights brought excitement from competitors in all shapes and sizes, 3 fights ended with big KO’s, one of them a methodical dismantling via brutal leg kicks that conjured up memories of Ernesto Hoosts vicious leg kick KO’s in K-1′s heyday.

In the end, save for an unfortunate injury that cut the evenings main event short and without a doubt sets up an eventual rematch, the night was another success for the burgeoning Queens-based promotion.

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Battle at Bally's

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Take On Productions met Atlantic City with a bang at the Battle at Bally's, Take On's first Full Rules Muay Thai event. This action-packed night featured the First Ever Take On Title fight - crowning Nick Vaughan of the Wat as the Take On Champion at 165lbs. with an impressive second round TKO over Canada's Jessie Cronier.

Also on this exciting card was the Professional debut of NY fan favorite Jay Matias, who won a unanimous decision over an extremely tough Jake Mainini from Boston Muay Thai, also making his Pro debut. Justin "the Purple People Eater" Greskiewicz won a split decision against Eddie Martinez in a 5 round main event battle. And, in her Take On debut, Prairie Rugilo (Girl Fight MMA) made a strong statement with an impressive first round TKO of tough Tianna Umann (The Wat).

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September Showdown

Friday, September 9, 2011

Take On's September Showdown was another exciting installment of New York's best Muay Thai action, capped off by Rami Ibrahim's impressive win over Philippe Allaire Landerville to defend his North American WKA title. Some of the most exciting action on this card came from the impressive amateur performances.

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Battle at the Beacon

Friday, July 8, 2011

The tenth installment of America's fastest growing fight promotion took to the legendary Beacon Theatre for the most important Muay Thai battle in NYC history. A short trip from the 7 Train Theater, but a flying leap in the right direction for the art of eight limbs. 38 poised fighters and the support of the Madison Square Garden's marketing megatron elevated Take On Productions to the top of the food chain of New York's combat sports entertainment.

Results courtesy of Peelo Deonarain via MuayThaiAuthority.com

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FRIDAY THE 13th

Friday, May 13, 2011

Take On Productions said goodbye to the 7 Train Theater in Flushing, Queens with a 25 bout fight card featuring an army of Amateur fighters from the Tri-State area and a Pro Main Event starring one of New York’s upcoming prospects. After an exciting night full of Muay Thai action, Take On Productions bids adieu to their home in Queens as their next event, which will be in association with Madison Square Garden, will be at the much larger and more accessible Beacon Theater on Broadway in Manhattan.

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Take On Winter War

December 11, 2010

The last Take On event of 2010 ended the year with a blast. One of the many highlights of the night was David Miqui recording the fastest KO in Take On history with a vicious one two combo that flattened Nick Avalos in 17 seconds of the first round! Gaius Ebratt successfully defended his WKA title, avenging his only loss to King Opaku. And in a spectacular main event, Omar Ahmed defeated Kevin “the Jet” Molina by decision. Stay tuned for complete results, videos and pictures from this exciting event!
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Take On Anniversary Muay Thai Challenge

October 17, 2010

October 17, 2010 held the Take On 1 Year Anniversary Muay Thai Challenge. The event featured a professional title fight between Rami “The Arabian Nightmare” Ibrahim and Lennox Chance. However, the undercard amateur fights did their share to hold up the reputation of  Take On’s top notch fight action. Rudy Felix and Srijan Munier captivated the crowd in the very first fight providing three action packed, high voltage rounds and taking fight of the night honors. Check out the results, videos, and photos from this event “here” – leave this dead for now till we compile all the footage and stuff.
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A Pro Muay Thai Kickboxing Tournament

July 17, 2010

TaKe On Productions presented the first ever Professional $10,000 Muay Thai Tournament in US history. The top 8 North American professional Muay Thai Fighters competed in a full contact single elimination tournament and try to snag the $10,000, right in the heart of Queens, NYC!!! The line up also showcased 5 Super Fights, including two of the most anticipated rematches to take place in 2010. Stay tuned for pics, videos and fight results!
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New York Showdown

April 17, 2010

On April 17, Take On Productions brought another exciting night of Muay Thai action. The sold out event was packed with thrilled fight fans watching some of the best bouts of 2010! The night featured the WKA Northeaster Regional Middleweight title fight, won by Gaius Ebratt from New York’s 5-Point Academy. Local favorite Eddie Martinez continued his bright professional career in a tough draw against Ben Yelle. In the main event Philly’s own Rami Ibrahim won a battle against Holland’s Mansour Yaquibi, while captivating the audience to the very end.  
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New York Showdown

February 13, 2010

February 13th was host to another installment of "The New York ShowDown" series brought to you by TaKeOn. A night of exciting, high-energy and fast-paced Muay Thai action was displayed at the 7 Train Theater in Queens NY, where 10 thrilling fights entertained the fans at the packed Flushing venue. The night began with amateur debuts of David Miqui of Sitan Gym NY and Tamazs Jorjoliani of 5 Points Academy, and concluded with Professional fighters Rami "The Arabian Nightmare" Ibrahim from Sitan Gym PA and Dave van Duijn from Lotus Gym, Holland, battling for the WKA 132lbs North American strap. Here at TaKe On we believe all of our fighters are Champions and give oppurtunities to Pro's and Amateurs alike.
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New York Showdown

December 12, 2009

December 12 hosted twelve amazing Muay Thai bouts. Of these twelve, four were professional fights including the WKA world title fight between the American womens Champion Emily Bearden and the Dutch women's champion Petra van Doorn.
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New York Showdown

October 17, 2009

Fans packed the sold-out 7 Train Theater on October 17 to watch some of the best local and national fighters compete in full contact Muay Thai. From the first bout to the main event, which featured Omar Ahmed making his professional debut against Dallas's own Borzoo Hanorangahar, every fight was packed with high paced exciting action.
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