Al Iaquinta will step back in the octagon July 15th, next on the list tough light weight competitor Bobby Green. UFC Fight Night 71 will take place in San Diego at the Valley View Casino Center. The fight will appear live on Fox Sports 1. Another big fight for Iaquinta who is currently ranked #13 in the power rankings, fighting Green who is currently ranked #11. The winner would likely break there way into the top 10 in the division.
Iaquinta enters the contest following a split decision win over Jorge Masvidal. Raging Al (12-3-1) enters the fight on a four fight win streak, three of which by knock out. Iaquinta received more attention after a hard fought victory agaisnt Masvidal for his comments following the fight in Fairfax Virginia. Fans booed the decision and Iaquinta was, well let’s just say less then thrilled with the reception. This will be his next opportunity for Al to fight in front of a big crowd since that occurred.
Bobby Green(23-6) comes off a loss in one of the toughest tests of his career following a unanimous decision loss to Edson Barboza. Following the loss Green hadn’t suffered defeat in eight contests. He’s most recently coming off a bicep injury that pulled him out of UFC Fight Night 63.
A great fight between two fighters looking to break into the top 10 in the division on a rare Wednesday Fight Night. As always be sure to check here for news, articles, and much more on Raging Al. Follow Al on Twitter as he prepares for his upcoming fight.
– Matt Pellicane