Here’s a few videos and articles to catch up on leading up to Saturday’s Co Main Event between Al Iaquinta and Jorge Masvidal. Yesterday open workouts we’re held to give fans and media a closer look into the fighters training regiments as well as thought’s on their opponents. Before fight night you can also read up on UFC’s opinion on Raging Al and his upcoming fight.
Weigh In’s will take place today Friday April 3rd at 12 noon. Be sure to check out www.mmajunkie.com for a live feed of the official weigh in’s. Remember McCann’s Pub and Grill (5590 Merrick Road Massapeqa NY) is your number one spot to watch all the fights Saturday afternoon.
The Mixed Martial Arts world is filled with competitors who like Al Iaquinta are hard working and humble. Fighters who do their talking once they step in the octagon. Who walk into a place and want to fly under the radar, go about their business, and aren’t looking for attention. Then there’s Jorge Masvidal. A fighter who has shown over the past few weeks that he likes to talk, and not very intelligently.
This Saturday Iaquinta(11-3-1) will take on Masvidal(28-8) in the Co Main event at UFC Fight Night 63 in a rare Saturday day event. The fight which is headlined by Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas will take place in Fairfax Virginia at The Patriot Center. Iaquinta fills in for former lightweight champion Benson Henderson who recently bumped up to welterweight. Continue Reading
This Saturday Al Iaquinta will step back in the octagon when he takes on Jorge Masvidal in the Co Main event at UFC Fight Night 63. For those of you not making the road trip to Virginia, McCanns Pub and Grill (5590 Merrick Road Massapequa NY) will as always be the number one spot to watch the fight. An important reminder this is a DAYTIME Saturday event. Prelims will start at 11am, with the main card starting at 1pm. McCann’s will be open by 10am sharp for those of you looking to come down, have some food and enjoy the fights. There will be Bud Light and Coors Light pitcher deals while the fights are on. Please feel free to email me with any additional questions at MattPellicane@gmail.com Keep checking in throughout the week for a few articles and interviews.
Al Iaquinta continued to open up eyes on Saturday night with an impressive knock out win over Joe Lauzon. Just two days later the Serra Longo fighter all ready knows his next match up. News broke last night that Iaquinta will take on Jorge Masvidal at UFC Fight Night 63 on April 4th. The fight will be at The Patriot Center in Fairfax Virginia. Continue Reading
“I just need to go out there, dominate, and finish quick.” It may have taken till 3:34 in the second round but Al Iaquinta did just that last night. Dominate. After a first round that went back and fourth it was Iaquinta who turned it on in the second, scoring a big TKO win over Joe Lauzon. It was a combination followed by a big right hand that stung Lauzon, leaving him staggering around the octagon attempting to hang on. Iaquinta remained calm picking his shots. The referee was forced to jump in and stop the fight. Lauzon was out on his feet, and Iaquinta was victorious. Continue Reading
Once again Iaquinta Nation it’s fight night. Tonight Live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas it will be Al Iaquinta taking on Joe Lauzon in a highly anticipated light weight battle. Several MMA analysts as well as fight fans have Raging Al as the underdog in this fight. That’s just fine by Iaquinta, who thrives on being in the underdog position. Iaquinta respects the fact that Lauzon is a tough opponent. “He’s a fan favorite, people enjoy watching him fight.” Iaquinta said. “To put up a good performance against him would put me right where I need to be.” Iaquinta will look to cement that message to fight fans tonight at UFC 183. Continue Reading
For those of you none Facebook people out there here’s some information on the viewing party at McCann’s. McCann’s is your number one spot on Long Island to view all of Iaquinta’s fights as well as every UFC event. McCann’s will be running the same deal as usual for Al’s fights. There will be a $45 open bar from 9pm- 12am ($40 open bar and $5 towards the staff) Appetizers will be put out as well. Iaquinta vs. Lauzon will be the third fight of the main card on PPV. The main card starts at 10pm. I urge you to get there early. The bar will fill up potentially to the point where people will be held at the door. Although the inside will be reserved for all of us get into the building as soon as possible.
Also a reminder that all are welcome even if you aren’t doing the open bar. Please come down have some food and a drink and support Al. Looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday night!