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 know some people out there aren’t on Facebook so I wanted to post this on here as well. If you do have Facebook and I missed you I apologize! We’re going to be doing a bus trip and tailgate leaving from McCann’s Pub and Grill the day of the fight. Most of you know the bar well after watching all of Al’s fights from TUF Live there. Here’s the information from the Facebook event. I’m trying to get a head count for the buses as soon as possible. If you would like to come and don’t have Facebook please let me know and I’ll make sure you’re accounted for.
McCann’s has offered to help put together a Bus Trip and Tailgate. Price, which will be determined once we get a better head count will include transportation to The Prudential Center, all you can drink beers, and food (most likely hero’s). We’re hoping to get a big crowd all traveling together. In order to get the ball rolling on this PLEASE only hit Attending if you’re going to participate in the bus and tailgate. We need to do this to figure out how many buses well need. Please don’t hesitate to respond, the sooner the better so I can start making arrangements.
I hope you all come this should be a lot of fun and I know Al appreciates the support. Feel free to use this group for questions on the tailgate as well as anything else. You can email me at MattPellicane@gmail.com with any other questions as well.
***As far as fight tickets I’ll have some more information out during the week. Tickets are all ready on sale so we have to be on that ASAP. I’m looking into trying to get a big block of tickets together. If that’s too difficult I’ll pick a section of a reasonable price and well try to all sit close together if possible***
Now that Al’s fight has been announced it’s the perfect time to pick up your Iaquinta Nation T- Shirts or Tank Tops. For just $25 you can do your part to represent #TeamIaquinta. The T- Shirts come in all sizes, and although it may not be tank top weather the tanks are great to wear in the gym. As far as picking up shirts you have several options. Orders can be placed on here and emailed to MattPellicane@gmail.com You can also pick up T-Shirts locally at East Coast MMA Fight Shop (220 Sunrise Hwy Rockville Centre, NY 11570) as well as McCann’s Pub and Grill (5590 Merrick Rd Massapequa, NY 11758). Don’t wait, pick up your new Iaquinta Nation shirt today! Thank you for the support.
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Al Iaquinta is no stranger to fighting in New Jersey, just a few short hours from his home in Long Island New York. He’s fought as an amateur and professional in New Jersey over twenty times. In April, Iaquinta will head back to Jersey once again this time fighting on the UFC 159 Card. Iaquinta is scheduled to fight his former Team Faber teammate Joe Proctor. The fight was first announced here yesterday by Iaquinta himself. An announcement most of Al’s fans and Iaquinta Nation have been waiting to hear for some time. On April 27 a healthy Iaquinta will step back into the octagon, more motivated then ever. Continue Reading
Tonight LIVE on PPV will be UFC 148, a card that many are calling the event of the year, and others are calling the biggest UFC in history. In the main event Anderson Silva will take on Chael Sonnen for the middle weight title. It’s no surprise that these two guys despise each other. Sonnen is the only guy to ever step into the octagon and beat up Anderson Silva. The last time the two fought Sonnen controlled the fight for four and a half rounds and then got caught in a submission late in the fifth round. The fight, if it lives up to all the hype(and I think it will) has the makings of being one of the greatest rematches ever. Both guys, especially Sonnen have done a lot of talking, but now it’s time to stop all the games and for these guys to settle this once and for all. The fight’s going to be a great one. The card will also have the third fight, and “rubber match” between Forest Griffin and Tito Ortiz. The fight will be the final one of Tito’s career. Also Al’s Serra Longo teammate Constantinos Philippou will take on Riki Fukuda LIVE on FX. Make sure you watch and show him some support. Here’s all of Al’s fight predictions for the night. Continue Reading
Just wanted to remind all you people out there who don’t do the whole Facebook thing that well be having a welcome back party for Al at McCann’s (5590 Merrick Rd, Massapequa NY, 11758) this Friday night June 22nd. Well be doing the same open bar we normally do on fight nights for Al. $40 all you can drink(top shelf, no shots) and an extra $5 for the bartenders and waitresses. The open bar will go from 9-12. As always they’ll be some appetizers put out during the open bar. Well also be showing the Maynard Guida fight as well. For some more information check out the Facebook event HERE.
Come down and welcome Al back to New York after an outstanding job on this season of TUF. Let’s show Al first hand all the overwhelming support we’ve all had for him throughout this season, and congratulate him in person on an incredible job this year. As always even if you aren’t doing the open bar come down and show Al some support. We look forward to seeing everyone there Friday Night. If you have any questions feel free to send Al or I a message.
Last Friday night our friends over at Ring Fever came down to McCanns. They got a great look into the overwhelming support Iaquinta Nation has shown for Al throughout this season. Watch the video Ring Fever put together from that night HERE. See some great footage from the bar that night, and hear from some of Al’s friends and family who couldn’t be prouder of him and all his hard work. Again thank you for all the support. Enjoy the video and keep your eyes open for a welcome back party for Al at McCanns in the next week or two.
I wanted to remind everyone to come down to McCann’s Friday Night to watch Iaquinta vs. Chiesa in the TUF Finale. As always McCann’s will offer an open bar(9:00-12:00 Top shelf, no shots, and some appetizers as well.) Check out some more details on Facebook HERE. McCann’s has been the number one spot to watch all of Al’s fights throughout this season. We want all of Iaquinta Nation to come down to McCann’s once again and represent #TeamIaquinta during the Finale. Well also have a small film crew from Ring Fever coming down to check out all the excitement and even hear from all of you. Let’s get as many people to McCann’s as possible to show them how dedicated and supportive all of Iaquinta Nation is. We hope to see you all there, and remember even if you aren’t doing the open bar please come down, enjoy the fight, and show some support.
With just a quick one week turn around, once again it’s fight night. Make sure you tune in tonight when Al Iaquinta fights Vinc Pichel in the Semi Finals, LIVE on FX at 10PM. Check out a short video preview from Ultimate Fighter Lives YouTube account HERE. Don’t forget big viewing party and open bar for the fight at McCanns Pub and Grill tonight(5590 Merrick Rd, Massapequa NY, 11758)
Every week each fight gets more important and a little bit tougher. After a dominating performance over Andy Ogle last week, Iaquinta will take on the tough Vinc Pichel in what Iaquinta has once again called the biggest fight of his life. The two will do something that neither fighter has ever done before. Fight in back to back weeks with a spot in the Finale on the line. I discussed earlier in the week that Iaquinta may have a bit of an advantage here. He didn’t get to banged up during his quarter final fight and was able to knock out Ogle in the first round. Pichel went through a tough back and fourth battle with Saunders last week that likely took a toll on his body physically. This could have effected his training as well during the week.
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Regardless of what happened last week, its time to get back in the cage in a crucial Semi Final fight that will send one fighter to the Finals. Pichel seems like he’s looking ahead. More then once he’s commented saying “when I beat Al” or “once I beat Al and I’m in the finals.” I’m sorry but with all due respect, that’s bull shit. Al is way to tough of an opponent to just be looking past him like that. Al has once again done the opposite. All he’s talked about is his Semi Final fight this week, the “biggest” fight of his life. Al has worked way to hard and come way to far. He’s comeback from a hand injury that most people said he couldn’t. He beat a guy to get into the house that many said he wasn’t on the same level as. He outworked Myles Jury in three rounds when most said Jury would “pick him a part”. Every time someone has doubted him he’s come through and proven them wrong. Tonight he’ll do that again. He’s one step closer to achieving his dream, as well as a UFC contract and he won’t accept failure. Last week he sent a message and now people are really starting to pay attention. Al Iaquinta is fighting with a purpose, and he won’t stop until he’s the last one standing. Get excited Iaquinta Nation it’s Fight Night. Lets go to War.
I just wanted to remind everyone, and get some information for all my none Facebook people about McCann’s Friday Night. Come down and watch Al Iaquinta’s Semi Final fight against Vinc Pichel. Same time, same channel as last week. Were going to do an open bar at McCann’s (5590 Merrick Rd, Massapequa NY, 11758). Same deal as always, open bar from 9-12, 40$ all you can drink(top shelf, no shots) and well have some appetizers put out as well. Here’s a link the the FACEBOOK event with some additional details. If you haven’t come down yet it’s an awesome time and the atmosphere is really incredible. The fight will be on every TV with surround sound, so you won’t miss one minute of the action. Come down and support #TeamIaquinta. Even if you aren’t doing the open bar please come down for a drink or two and enjoy the fight. I look forward to seeing everyone again on Friday Night. If you have any questions feel free to send me a message. Remember McCann’s is always the number one spot to watch every UFC on PPV, FUEL, or FX.
UPDATE- Check out Newsday’s Mark La Monica giving McCann’s a shout out for Friday night HERE!