Once a month, Friday Night Fights organizes an intense Muay Thai competition in a large, dark basement hall in New York City. The most intense fighting competition legally allowed in New York, the fights are one of the more impressive spectacles on display in the Big Apple.

Follow Elijah Clarke as he fights for an Amateur belt and Jenna Serio as she proves that women are just as capable as men in the ring.

Produced by Daniel Goodman

Photography by Daniel Goodman, Robert Libetti, and Will Wei

Directed and Edited by Daniel Goodman

This video originally appeared on Business Insider at businessinsider.com/friday-night-fights-brings-muay-thai-to-nyc-2013-1

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