Check out Al’s Serra Longo teammate Costa Philippou in this video segment with Newsday.com Philippou steps in for injured teammate Chris Weidman to fight Tim Boetsch at UFC 155. Thank you to Mark La Monica for putting the interview together.
Hey everyone. A very exciting UFC tonight with the main event featuring the return of Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre fighting the current interim champion Carlos Condit. The fight will be an exciting one, hopefully you all have the opportunity to watch. Tonight’s card was also supposed to feature a fight between Al’s Serra Longo teammate Costas Philippou against Nick Ring. The fight has unfortunately been canceled due to an illness to Nick Ring. We look forward to seeing Costa back in the octagon soon. Here’s Al’s predictions for the rest of tonight’s fights.
Georges St- Pierre vs. Carlos Condit (St-Pierre)
Martin Kampman vs. Johny Hendricks (Hendricks)
Francis Carmont vs. Tom Lawlor (Carmont)
Marck Bocek vs. Rafael Dos Anjos (Bocek)
Mark Hominick vs. Pablo Garza (Hominick)
Patrick Cote vs. Alessio Sakara (Cote)
Cyrille Diabate vs. Chad Griggs (Diabate)
Sam Stout vs. John Makdessi (Stout)
Hey everyone. When you have a chance check out a highlight video that twitter user @Stijnnvdm put together. The video is a great compilation of fight highlights throughout all of Al’s fights on TUF Live. A big thank you to @Stijnnvdm for taking some time to put the video together.
Check out this great article HERE from Newsday’s Keiko Morris discussing the following mixed martial arts has gained on Long Island. Right in the center of it all are Al’s trainers Matt Serra and Ray Longo. The article touches on the changes in the sport over the past two decades, and how competitive the business aspect of mixed martial arts has become, especially in the Long Island area. Thank you to everyone over at Newsday especially Mark La Monica for their continued support of mixed martial arts on Long Island.
Check out a video HERE of Al working with JC Banegas over at Serra Longos. JC has been working hard and improving every training session. Take a first hand look into a training session Al Iaquinta. Over the next few weeks look for more videos like this one, as well as some how to Videos. Don’t forget it’s never to late to start training with Al. Get in touch and sign up today.
Hey everyone. Keep your eyes open for a lot of great stuff coming up on Iaquinta Nation in the next few weeks. Lots of exciting and entertaining things are on the way, including a Welcome Back party for Al at McCann’s. Look forward to hearing a lot more from Al directly on the blog from now on as well. In the next two weeks were going to be ordering more T-Shirts as well as tank tops for the summer. If you’re interested in buying shirts or tank tops contact Al or myself and let us know. Al’s contact information can be found above, and you can feel free to contact me on Twitter , Facebook, or at Mpellica@nyit.edu Thank you all for wearing the shirts proudly and representing Iaquinta Nation and Team Serra Longo.
In about a week Al and I will be doing a sit down video interview. If you have any questions you’d like Al to answer in that interview send them my way and he’ll be happy to answer them. We look forward to hearing some of your questions.
Check out this ARTICLE featuring former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra. Matt has been Al’s trainer along side Ray Longo and Eric Hyer for the past four years. All three trainers as well as everyone from the Serra Longo fight team has been a huge part of helping Al get to where he is at this point. Serra talks about Al and the success he’s had this season, as well as his thoughts on Al’s future in the UFC. If you have a few extra minutes watch the video with the article as well. Serra is always an entertaining guy to listen to during an interview.
Another week and the same result for Al Iaquinta. Just one week after beating Andy Ogle, Iaquinta came back and won a tough decision over Vinc Pichel to move on to the Ultimate Fighter Finale this Friday. In the opposite fight it was Al’s teammate Mike Chiesa securing a win over James Vick, setting up an all Team Faber final. That’s where it all ended, let’s take a few minutes and walk you through the hour of excitement. Continue Reading
This Friday it will be two big Semi Final fights on the Ultimate Fighter Live. Mike Chiesa will face off against James Vick, and Al Iaquinta taking on Vinc Pichel. Where Chiesa and Vick have had had two weeks to recover, Iaquinta and Pichel will deal with a quick turn around fighting in back to back weeks. “It’s kind of crazy, I’ve never fought week after week like this” Pichel said. “Definitely some pressure keeping my weight down.” What works in Iaquinta’s favor is the fact that his fight last week wasn’t as much of a grind as Pichel’s, and not as much of a toll physically. Continue Reading