Yes you read this correctly. No this is not an error, and no this is not a late April Fools joke. Your main event tomorrow night at UFC 223 will now be New York’s own Al Iaquinta vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. How did we get here and what does it all mean?
After a bizarre Thursday evening that saw Connor McGregor and his entourage attacking a bus of UFC’s fighters, it had seemed like Friday morning the dust had finally settled. That was only for about a minute. News broke that Max Holloway, who had taken the fight on six days notice would be unable to make weight. The loss of Holloway would have put a bigger hole in a card that had all ready taken a hit following the McGregor bus may lay. Many thought it could be former champ Anthony Pettis stepping in, while others lobbied for Iaquinta’s current opponent Paul Felder. For various reasons both choices were denied. Than, there was Raging Al. Continue Reading
This morning’s early weigh in’s kick off this fight weekend for UFC 223. With a day yesterday filled with absurdity and unexpected injuries, the card loses a few of it’s fighters. Those unaware Connor McGregor and his entourage attacked a bus transporting some of the card’s fighters following UFC 223’s media day. Visit our friends over at MMA Fighting for the full story. Two people not effected by yesterday’s craziness were Paul Felder and Al Iaquinta, which means it’s almost time to rock and roll. Both light weights weighed in this morning during the early weight in’s, Iaquinta (155.2) and Felder (155).
The thoughts around this fight we’re that it had “Fight of the Night” written all over it. While an intriguing match up with both Iaquinta and Felder being heavy handed, if Iaquinta sticks to his game plan he’s trying to just “make it look easy”. Fight of the night can generally mean you went to war with an opponent for three back and fourth, hard fought, bloody rounds. Iaquinta who’s been in his fair share of wars will look to go in and not only dominate, but do so quickly and efficiently. With that being said if the fight becomes the back and fourth match up many think it has the potential to, the always prepared Iaquinta will be ready to push the action.
Al Iaquinta (155.2)
Paul Felder (155)
Be sure to check back here throughout the next two days for coverage, interviews, and a full fight preview. Two important times to note.
UFC 223 Offical Weigh In’s – Friday April 7th 6:00 PM EST- Live on Fox Sports 1
UFC 223 Iaquinta vs. Felder- Saturday April 8th 10:00 PM EST -Live on PPV
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It’s Saturday morning and there’s only two items you have to worry about buying. Tickets to UFC 223 and your Raging Al T-Shirt.
“Raging” Al Iaquinta will take on Paul Felder in just a few short weeks from now at UFC 223. The event will take place April 7th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn NY as well as live on PPV. Iaquinta kicks off what has the makings to be the best card of the year thus far. The main card includes the following.
UFC 223 Main Card (10 p.m. ET on Pay-Per-View)
Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (Undisputed Lightweight Title)
Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk (Strawweight Title)
Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis
Calvin Kattar vs. Renato Moicano
Al Iaquinta vs. Paul Felder
Now that we’ve built up your excitement lets get you set up. Tickets for the fight can be purchased via Ticket Master, but be sure to check your other secondary market ticket web sites as well.
More importantly weather you’re heading to UFC 223 or watching on TV, show your support in style with the brand new Raging Al T-Shirt. Act now while supplies last. Continue to check here for news, updates, and other promos throughout the weekend.
“You buying a shirt from me? You better be buying a shirt from me, I fought my A*S Off.”
If you haven’t gotten a shirt yet, you may be the only one. Shirt stock is limited and moving fast. We’re all ready gearing up for our second order. While we hope to have that second order in prior to the fight April 7th there’s no guarantee. Start this Monday off right and make the best decision you’re going to make all day. Visit ShopAlIaquinta.com and buy a Raging Al shirt now.
Keep checking in with us for some promos throughout the week as well as news and updates leading up to the fight. Any questions email MattPellicane@gmail.com
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Excited to announce the release of the brand new “Raging” Al T-Shirt! The newest shirt of UFC’s Al Iaquinta. Show your support for Raging Al with this athletic fit V-Neck T-Shirt. Representing Iaquinta and Team Serra Longo on the front, advertising Iaquinta Real Estate on the back.
PRE SALE PRICING– For the next 48 hours these shirts will be 27.99 with free shipping. Act now as this deal will go away after the weekend. Don’t miss out on this limited time deal. Order yours now and show support for Al in his upcoming fight at The Barclay’s Center on April 7th. All orders can be placed at ShopAlIaquinta.com
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There aren’t many employees that would have one of their best nights at the office, and follow it up by ripping into their Employer. Than again not everyone is Al Iaquinta. Iaquinta hasn’t been shy about his frustration with UFC management and their polices. While his love for fighting is still fully intact it’s Iaquinta’s patience around the politics of The UFC that continues to grow thin.
“Raging” Al was yet again snubbed for a finish bonus Saturday night after knocking out UFC legend Diego Sanchez. After expressing his frustration on Twitter that night, Iaquinta went into further detail on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani this week. Continue Reading
If you’re Al Iaquinta you couldn’t have drawn it up any better. Come back after two years and knock out a legend in the sport. Iaquinta knocked out Diego Sanchez just 98 seconds into the first round. The fifth win in a row for Iaquinta bringing his record to 13-3-1 (8-2 UFC). The win adds yet another highlight reel knockout to his resume. The loss brings Sanchez to 27-10 (16-10 UFC). Continue Reading