Once again I’d like to thank everyone who made it down to McCann’s Pub and Grill for the fight. Just a reminder McCann’s is a proud sponsor of Iaquinta as well. I know this was different being a Saturday afternoon fight, and I thought it was great that we we’re still able to have such an awesome turnout. I hope everyone who came down enjoyed themselves. It always my pleasure to put it together. If it was your first time there remember McCann’s is the number one spot in town to watch all UFC Events. Here’s a few pictures from Saturday afternoon. See you all back there soon.
This Saturday afternoon Al Iaquinta will take on Poland’s Piotr Hallmann at UFC Fight Night. The fight will be the final fight on Saturday’s Facebook Preliminary card. Prelim fights start at 12 noon and can be seen on Facebook as well as The UFC TV app. Just a reminder that McCann’s Pub and Grill in Massapequa New York will be hosting a viewing party for the fight.
Iaquinta (6-2-1) comes into this fight after an impressive and dominant win over Ryan Couture. A healthy Iaquinta was able to showcase his skills and show just how well rounded and powerful of a fighter he is. It was his most impressive win yet. He looks to carry that momentum from August into this fight where he’ll be taking on Hallmann, coming off an impressive win of his own. Hallmann (14-1, 1-0 UFC) will have an even quicker turn around following his win over Francisco Trinaldo in early September. Continue Reading
Hey everyone. Get excited it’s officially fight week. I know you’re all looking forward to the fight Saturday afternoon. We’ll have a full week of interviews, fight preview’s, and lots of first hand feedback from Al from England. Al leave’s tomorrow so keep an eye out here as well as his Twitter for everything leading up to the fight. Weigh In for the fight will be on Friday, I’ll keep everyone posted on a time and website to watch the weigh in.
Most importantly as I mentioned last week we’ll be having a viewing party and open bar for the fight at McCann’s Pub and Grill in Massapequa NY. Here’s a link to the Facebook event for more details. Please spread the word we’re looking forward to getting a great crowd down there for what will be a really fun Saturday afternoon. Again any questions please don’t hesitate to ask at MattPellicane@gmail.com I look forward to seeing everyone come down and support Al on Saturday.
Finally if anyone needs to purchase an Iaquinta Nation T-Shirt please let me know. Limited sizes available.
Unfortunately most of us aren’t going to be able to make the long trip to England at the end of the month to see Iaquinta vs. Hallman. I’m currently in the processes of setting up a viewing party at McCann’s Pub and Grill in Massapequa. McCanns was the home for viewing all of Al’s fight’s while he was on TUF Live. Check back here within the week about details for an open bar and viewing party for the day of the fight. This is a great opertunity to get everyone together and watch the fight. This will be a DAYTIME open bar on October 26th due to the time difference. Any questions please feel free to send them my way at MattPellicane@gmail.com I’ll be putting a Facebook event together to get out some more details soon. Looking forward to getting everyone together for the fight.
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.