It looks like Chris Weidman won’t be the only Serra Longo fighter fighting on the UFC 173 card. Late Wednesday night it was announced that Iaquinta(8-2-1, 3-1 UFC) will take on Mitch Clarke (10-2, 1-2 UFC) on the under card of Weidman’s middle weight title fight against Vitor Belfort. The fight will take place on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 24th at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Iaquinta comes off of yet another impressive win at UFC 169 against Kevin Lee, showcasing his impressive skill set and durability throughout the fight. “Raging Al” comes into the fight riding a 3 fight win streak and looks to continue that run against Mitch Clarke. As always be sure to check back here daily for interviews, shirt sales, fight information, and much more leading up to the fight. Sit tight Iaquinta Nation we’ll be back in that octagon in just a few months.
Here’s a few post fight weekend links to check out to help you get through this snow day. Once again Al want’s to thank everyone for the support. Thank you to everyone who made it down to the Prudential Center on Saturday. Keep checking here throughout the week for more post fight coverage from Iaquinta vs. Lee
A lot of people have been asking for a link to the fight. UFC is pretty good at regulating people posting videos but here’s one full fight video I was able to find. Watch it while you can it may not be available for too long.
Another tough fight, another win for Al Iaquinta(8-2-1) last night at UFC 169. After a strong first round Iaquinta ran into a little bit of trouble in the second. Kevin Lee was able to secure Iaquinta’s back and lock in a rear naked choke. Al spent most of that round defending and was able to eventually work his way out of the dangerous position. The third round Iaquinta came out clearly on a mission, knowing he had lost the previous round. His dominance late in the fight lead him right to another unanimous decision victory to kick off the UFC Prelims. Continue Reading
Once again Iaquinta Nation it’s fight night. For the third time in six months Al Iaquinta will step back into the octagon, this time against UFC new comer Kevin Lee. Unlike his last fight far away from home in England, this time Iaquinta will have an entire Iaquinta Nation army in his corner of friends, family, and teammates making the quick trip from New York to New Jersey. Iaquinta looks to keep the momentum going against a tough but inexperienced Kevin Lee. Continue Reading
Posting picture for #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) has become pretty popular these days. Here’s a TBT that should get everyone amped up for fight night Saturday. I figured it was the perfect time since we’ll find ourselves right back in New Jersey on Saturday, not far from Atlantic City the home of Ring of Combat. The video is an exciting look into the first fight that was a real war between Al Iaquinta and Gabriel Miglioli at ROC 36. Some great highlights as well as comments from Al, Ray Longo, and UFC Middle Weight champion Chris Weidman following the fight. Enjoy and get ready for Iaquinta vs. Lee Saturday night!
I’ve had a lot of people asking me for a better idea on times for all of this weekends action. Here’s what we’re looking at, plan your weekend accordingly! Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Prudential Center on Saturday. All of the following will take place at Live at The Prudential Center in New Jersey.
Friday 1/31 3:00pm - Fight Club Q and A hosted by UFC light heavy weight champion Jon Jones (Prudential Center/ UFC Fight Pass online)
Friday 1/31 4:00pm- Offical UFC 169 Weigh- In, Open to Public (Prudential Center/ Fox Sports 1(check local listings)
Saturday 2/1 6:30pm - Fight Pass Early Prelims (Prudential Center/ UFC Fight Pass Online)
Saturday 2/1 8:00pm- UFC 169 Prelims: Iaquinta vs. Lee (Prudential Center/ Fox Sports 1)
Saturday 2/1 10:00pm- UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber (Prudential Center/ PPV)
Reminder if you aren’t able to attend the fight make your way to the best UFC viewing spot in town. McCann’s Pub and Grill(5590 Merrick Road Massapequa NY) will have all the fights on all 50 TV’s the building has to offer. A great sport to watch the fights, have a great meal, and a few drinks. Any additional questions email me at MattPellicane@gmail.com
Just in time for fight night we have a brand new official “Raging” Al Iaquinta T-Shirt for you. Supplies are extremely limited. Get in touch with me or email me at MattPellicane@gmail.com to place an order today. First come first serve on orders, shirts will go fast. There will be more down the line but be sure to get this great new shirt just in time for Al’s fight Saturday night. Shirts are $30 and range from sizes S- 2XL. Don’t miss this great opertunity to pick up this awesome new T-Shirt. As always Al and I thank you all for the support.