Iaquinta joins the UFC 159 card that is stacked with some incredible fights. Leading up to the main event fights appear live on Facebook, FX Network, and then headlined with five fights on PPV. As of right now it looks like Iaquinta’s fight will appear on Facebook. If that changes well be sure to tell you right here. As far as Iaquinta’s thoughts Facebook or FX makes no difference to him. “I’m just excited to get back in the there” Iaquinta said. “I know my family and friends will be there going crazy.” The fight is right in Iaquinta’s “backyard” at the Prudential Center in New Jersey, just a few hour ride from Al’s Long Island home. As of right now almost a hundred people will travel to New Jersey to support Al.
As far as how your going to be able to view the fight if you aren’t in attendance, that’s just a small technicality. With a card that has so many great fights there’s only so many places to put them. Wether it’s Facebook, FX, or PPV, at the end of the day it all comes down to the fight itself and wherever it may be Iaquinta will be ready to go.
Hey everyone. We have an exciting few weeks coming up. Fight night is just a few weeks away. Be sure to check in here over the next few weeks for coverage leading up to Iaquinta vs. Proctor at UFC 159. Just a reminder that we still have Iaquinta Nation T-Shirts and Tank Tops available in all sizes for only $25. Do your part to represent Al, we appreciate the support. You can email me at MattPellicane@gmail.com to place an order today. Don’t wait, fight night will be here before you know it.
When Al was on The Ultimate Fighter last year he was a part of a big first in UFC history. For the first time ever the show was LIVE every Friday night. Coming up this Spring there will be another first in UFC and TUF history when women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will coach the upcoming season of TUF. Dana White made the announcement following UFC 158 this past Saturday. Rousey will coach opposite the winner of the Miesha Tate, Cat Zingano fight next month. Also for the first time the show will feature women fighters competing as well as men. Both the men and the women will be living in the TUF house together which should make for some interesting television. Here’s some more information about the big announcement from our friends over at MMA Junkie.
Lots of exciting fights tonight in Montreal for UFC 158 headlined by the long awaited Welterweight title fight between Georges St- Pierre and Nick Diaz. As most of you all ready know there’s been lot’s of bad blood between both fighters for a long time now. Check out this great video that takes a look into the history and the heated rivalry between the two. Here’s Al’s fight picks for the night. Enjoy the fights!
Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz (St- Pierre)
Carlos Condit vs. Johny Hendricks (Hendricks)
Jake Ellenberger vs. Nate Marquart (Ellenberger)
Nick Ring vs. Chris Camozzi (Camozzi)
Mike Ricci vs. Colin Fletcher (Ricci)
Patrick Cote vs. Bobby Voelker (Cote)
Antonio Carvalho vs. Darren Elkins (Elkins)
Dan Miller vs. Jordan Mein (Miller)
John Makdessi vs. Daron Cruickshank (Cruickshank)
Exciting news broke yesterday afternoon that Al’s Serra Longo teammate Chris Weidman would fight UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Weidman, as well as his fan base have been lobbying for the fight for some time now. Chris fought his way into the conversation with two big wins over Demian Maia and Mark Munoz, two of the top contenders in the division. Weidman will take on Silva who currently has a 16 fight win streak. 10 of those wins are title defenses. The fight will take place this summer on July 4th. Check out the story which was broken by Newsday’s Mark La Monica.
Just a few reminders for all you none Facebook people out there. Tickets for Al’s fight on April 27th are going quickly. If you haven’t gotten tickets yet make sure you do that as soon as possible. Most people have been buying tickets in Section 121 or as close to it as possible. Those tickets are $178. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling Ticket Master directly.
The first party bus has all ready been filled. We’re in the process of filling the second one so if you’re interested please let me know. The bus will be $80 and include transportation, an hour open bar with buffet at McCann’s before the bus leaves, as well as unlimited beers to and from the event. Please contact me at MattPellicane@gmail.com if you’re interested. We all ready have a great crowd going and are hoping for even more.
I want to thank everyone for checking in here at Iaquinta Nation on a daily basis. Some of you may not know about Al’s main website IaquintaMMA.com which has recently been updated. When you have a few minutes make sure you check it out. The site has some great articles as well as video’s including full episodes from Al’s fights on TUF Live. In the next few weeks you’ll also be able to order Iaquinta Nation shirts and tank tops directly from the online store. If you’re interested in personal training or sponsorship details you can get more information on that website as well. Thank you again for all the support we appreciate it.