Gym Review: Serra BJJ and Longo-Weidman MMA (Serra-Longo Fight Team)

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Serra-Longo Fight Team has produced some of New York’s finest fighters from former UFC champions Matt Serra and Chris Weidman to up-and-coming prospects Aljamain Sterling and Al Iaquinta to name just a few. The New York-based powerhouse bases its results on the talents of two top coaches, and their names are Matt Serra and Ray Longo.

Serra BJJ

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Serra is a former UFC fighter and is The Ultimate Fighter 4 welterweight tournament winner and is best known for his thrilling upset over Georges St-Pierre at UFC 169 to become the UFC welterweight champion. He coached opposite Matt Hughes on The Ultimate Fighter 6, is a silver medalist in ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship and was the first American to receive a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Renzo Gracie.


Serra owns and operates two locations of Serra BJJ in Levittown, NY and Huntington, NY as part of Team Serra-Longo. Serra BJJ locations offer classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing and MMA fitness. Serra, along with other current and former fighters, is the instructor for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai classes.

Serra BJJ also boasts an active program for kids and teens, focusing on improving self-confidence, self-respect, awareness, sportsmanship, good behavior and social etiquette. Among the benefits listed are: increased coordination, strength, ability, health, fitness and self-defense techniques.

Here, Serra takes Ariel Helwani on a tour of one of the Serra BJJ facilities:

Visit Serra BJJ at one of their two locations or visit for further information:

Serra BJJ Levittown
2949 Hempstead Turnpike
Levittown, NY 11756
(516) 520-2052

Serra BJJ Huntington
365 Jericho Turnpike
Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 385-2312


Longo-Weidman MMA

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 With over four decades as a trainer, Longo’s trusted expertise is an integral part of the winning ways of the Serra-Longo Fight Team. Longo serves as the stand-up striking coach for Serra-Longo Fight Team and the owner and head instructor at Longo-Weidman MMA, where he teaches classes in boxing, kickboxing and Muay Thai.

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Longo-Weidman MMA has 6,500 square feet of industrial warehouse space with a regulation-sized boxing cage, MMA cage and over 2,000 square feet of mats. Specialties include training in: boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, MMA, wrestling and basic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The focus at Longo-Weidman MMA is conditioning, a healthier lifestyle and technique.

Experienced instructors include:

  • Pete Sell, head Jiu Jitsu instructor
  • Eric Hayer, Muay Thai and kickboxing instructor
  • Dave Patton, Jiu Jitsu instructor
  • Jamie Franco, wrestling instructor
  • Jamal Hamid, strength and conditioning coach
  • Jennie Nedell, kids kickboxing instructor

Check out Duane Finley of Bleacher Report interview Ray Longo at Longo-Weidman MMA:

Visit Longo-Weidman MMA at or visit them at:

Longo-Weidman MMA
1 Commercial Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 279-4105

If you’re in the New York area and want to enhance your fight skills, check out the gyms that make Team Serra-Longo a recognized, respected, and champion-producing name in mixed martial arts today.

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