Happy to announce my next fight will be against Joe Proctor will be at UFC 159, April 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey!!!
Stay tuned for more info, training blogs and giveaways leading up to the fight!
When you have some time check out some great interviews Al did yesterday. The first podcast can be listened to HERE and is with MMA Mental. Al talks about his injury, the finals, future opponents, MMA in New York, and much more. Click on podcast on the right side, the interview is about half way through the podcast. The second interview can be found HERE and is with The Real MMA today. The interview is right at the beginning of the show. Make sure you check both interviews out for some more insight into whats going on with Al, and how soon you’ll see him back in the octagon. Big thank you to MMA Mental and The Real MMA Today for having Al on both of their shows.
Tomorrow night Al’s coach from this season of The Ultimate Fighter Urijah Faber will take on Renan Barao for the interim Bantamweight Championship. The fight was originally scheduled to be between Faber and the coach that opposed him during the show, and current UFC Bantamweight Champion Domminck Cruz, but Cruz was forced to withdraw from the fight after tearing his ACL. Cruz will likely fight the winner of this fight once he’s ready to return to the octagon. Just as all of Iaquinta Nation has shown Al support in all his fights, make sure you support the California Kid Urijah Faber this weekend in a big Bantamweight title fight. Here’s Al’s fight predictions for UFC 149. Lets hear your predictions.
Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao (Faber)
Hector Lombard vs. Tim Boetsch (Lombard)
Cheick Kongo vs. Shawn Jordan (Kongo)
Brian Ebersole vs. James Head (Ebersole)
Chris Clements vs. Matthew Riddle (Clements)
When you have some time take a look back at all of Al’s exciting fights from this season on the Ultimate Fighter TUF Live. You can watch each full episode on Ultimate Fighters website and relive all the action. Watch Iaquinta vs. Jury the three round fight that won fight of the season, Iaquinta vs Ogle the fight that won Iaquinta knock out of the season, as well as Iaquinta vs. Pichel in the semi finals. The website has some other great interviews with Al as well. Enjoy re watching all of Iaquinta’s fights and look forward to seeing him fight again in the near future. If you have any questions about any of the fights feel free to post them in the comment section below.Thank you for watching and for all of the support.
Watch Iaquinta vs. Ogle HERE
Watch Iaquinta vs. Pichel HERE
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.
It’s been three long months but this Friday Night will conclude this season of the Ultimate Fighter TUF Live. It will be Al Iaquinta against his former Team Faber teammate Mike Chiesa in what has the makings of a great final fight to cap off the show. Both fighters have worked hard and overcome different types of adversity to get to this point. It’s been great for all of Iaquinta Nation to come along for the ride, supporting Al every step of the way. We’ve all felt like we’ve been right in there with him every single fight.
This weeks interview is with the man himself Al Iaquinta. I want to thank him for sitting and talking to me for a few minutes earlier today. I know he has a lot going on so I’m glad we could have a few minutes to talk. It was great actually being able to talk to the person who this blog is about. This Friday night Al will take on Mike Chiesa with a UFC contract on the line. Once Al is back in New York and settled well have a sit down, video interview to talk about this entire experience. For now here’s a look into Al’s week, his journey back into the real world, and a look into his fight this Friday. Continue Reading
Check out this great interview with Al by MMA Heat’s Karyn Bryant. Bryant talks to Al about his experience in the house, re-entering the real world, and his upcoming fight in the Finale with Mike Chiesa. Al gives some of his thoughts on Dana White, and his coach Urijah Faber as well. Watch the video HERE and check back with Iaquinta Nation all week for constant updates. Everyone enjoy the rest of the Holiday weekend.
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
Once again I want to thank everyone for coming down to McCann’s this past Friday for Iaquinta vs. Ogle. As always it was a great turn out and everyone had an awesome time. I don’t mean to sound like a broken record but I really appreciate all the support for Al and I know his family does as well. Al saw a video of the crowd reaction after the Myles Jury fight, and spoke afterwards about how much everyone coming down to McCann’s, and the overwhelming support mean’s to him. If you missed it here’s a quick look into all the excitement inside McCann’s from Friday night.(Make sure to “like” McCann’s FACEBOOK page to see more pictures from Friday.) Check here later today for details on another viewing party and open bar at McCann’s this Friday March 25th.
Also check out some video HERE from Newsday’s Mark La Monica. Mark has two post fight interview’s with Eric Hyer and Ray Longo, as well as video of the crowd’s reaction at the end of Iaquinta’s fight at McCann’s.