As fight night approaches just a few important dates and times to keep in mind. If you’ve been on the fence about attending the fight, and are inside the Tri State area I urge you to make a move to Foxwoods on Friday. The drive isn’t as terrible as many of you may suspect. On top of coming down and supporting Al you’ll be in store for a great night of fights. Limited tickets are still available as of today. Continue Reading
Hey everyone. Just a reminder that UFC Fight night Iaquinta vs. Damm will be here before we know it. We still have all sizes of the red V Neck Iaquinta Nation shirts still available. The shirts are great for the summer and fall, as well as an awesome way to support Al leading up to and during his fight. Shirts are $30. Please contact me at MattPellicane@gmail.com to place your order.
Tickets for the fight which will be at The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort are on sale starting today. Here’s a link that will show you the full card for the event. On the bottom left of the page you’ll see a button to purchase tickets through TicketMaster. We hope everyone in the New York area is able to make it to Foxwoods for the fight. Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions.
In case you missed it over the weekend, Al Iaquinta vs. Rodrigo Damm has been added to UFC Fight Night on September 5th. The event will take place at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut. The event will be on a rare Friday night, directly competing with a Bellator card scheduled for that evening as well. Both Iaquinta and Damm will look to bounce back following a tough loss in their previous fights. An important fight for both competitors as they will look to prove they’re still at the top of the division. Just a small bump in the road for Iaquinta during his last fight. Expect to see a focused and motivated fighter come out looking to send a message in September.
As always be sure to check here for constant updates, interviews, T-Shirt sales, and much more. With the fight being so close by right in Conneticut, we hope to see “Iaquinta Nation” out in full force for the fight. I’ll have information on here about ticket sales, hotels, ect. Contact me at MattPellicane@gmail.com with any questions or for T-Shirt sales.
Once again Iaquinta Nation it’s fight night(forgive this post for being a few days early but I’m off to Vegas and will be without a computer for a few days). Kicking off this Saturday’s Fox Sports 1 Prelims will be Al Iaquinta taking on Mitch Clarke. Iaquinta comes in with a three fight win streak, and has shown how much his skill set has improved since his year layoff following TUF Live. Clarke who has had a difficult time staying healthy himself, will square off against a focused and motivated Iaquinta.
Fight after fight Iaquinta has been able to dominate each fighter he’s faced. He fought smart, efficiently, and out worked each of his respected opponents. Fight by fight he has been faced with different challenges and was able to come out victorious each time. Very quietly, some seemed to feel, Al beat some very tough young opponents. Continue Reading
With fight night only a few days away, here’s a few important dates and times to keep in mind for this weekend.
Friday 5/23– UFC Offical weigh in- LIVE on UFC Pass via UFC.com 7:00pm ET (If you’re in Las Vegas for the fight weigh in’s are free to the public at the MGM Grand)
Saturday 5/24- UFC Fight Pass Early Prelims 6:30pm ET – UFC Fight Pass
UFC Prelims: Iaquinta vs. Clarke- LIVE on Fox Sports 1 8:00pm ET
UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw – LIVE on PPV 10:00pm ET
If you’re staying local on Long Island for the holiday weekend be sure to go down to McCann’s Pub and Grill (5590 Merrick Road Massapequa NY) McCann’s is a proud sponsor and supporter of Al, and always the local home for viewing all of Iaquinta’s fights. If you’re going to be in town head down to McCann’s and show your support. Enjoy the fights and your holiday weekend.
Fight week is finally here. This Saturday Al Iaquinta will take on Mitch Clarke at UFC 173, live on Fox Sports 1 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Iaquinta will look to improve his win streak to four in a row against the Brazilian jui-jitsu brown belt. Clarke enters the fight coming off a unanimous decision win against John Maguire. The fight which will kick off the UFC Prelims which will set the tone for what has the makings to be an exciting Memorial Day weekend card. Iaquinta looks to send a message to fight fans as well as all of UFC that he’s the fighter in the light weight division to look out for. Clarke enters the fight looking to build some momentum of his own against a very tough and motivated Iaquinta. Continue Reading
We are very happy to announce that our new Iaquinta Nation red V-Neck T shirts are in stock! The shirts are the same as the original but are now offered in an athletic V neck T-Shirt. All shirts are $30 and range from sizes S-XXL. Fight night is just about two weeks away. Don’t hesitate and buy this great new shirt today! Contact me directly or at MattPellicane@gmail.com to place an order. We appreciate you doing your part to represent Al for his upcoming fight. Welcome back the warm weather with this great new Iaquinta Nation shirt.
In case you missed it last night make sure you check out Al on Ultimate Insider. A great look into Al’s background and what drove him to get into mixed martial arts. Continue to check back here throughout the next few weeks for articles, interviews, and much more leading up to fight night. As always thank you for reading. Keep your eyes open for a new shirt coming very soon as well.
If you haven’t heard yet, well the where have you been? Tonight Al’s Serra Longo teammate Eddie “Truck” Gordon will appear on this season of The Ultimate Fighter. If he wins his fight to get on to the show, he will join a cast of middle weights as well as light heavy weights battling it out for a UFC contract. Gordon a Freeport native has two full time jobs(three if you include taking care of his two sons). One job training as a mixed martial artist, and another as a full time home remodeling consultant. A very busy man as you can imagine. Read more about Eddie via Mark Lamonica’s Newsday article. We wish him the best of luck tonight. Looking forward to seeing him on the show.
Long Island MMA fans we’re excited to see Serra Longo’s Chris Weidman and Al Iaquinta on the same card Memorial Day weekend. Weidman was set to defend his middle weight title against Lyoto Machida, and Al Iaquinta will take on Mitch Clarke. Unfortunately a knee injury has forced Weidman to withdraw from the fight. The injury will require Weidman to undergo minor knee surgery to his meniscus. The title fight has been moved to UFC 175 on July 5th. We wish Weidman a quick recovery. A new main event has not been announced yet for UFC 173.