Confidence. It’s one of the most important attributes a fighter can bring into the octagon. The battle can be drawing that fine line between confident and cocky. One of the most important keys to Al Iaquinta’s knock out over Ross Pearson was just that. Confident, but never cocky. The other? This isn’t a fighter who should be taken lightly. He isn’t anyones stepping stone in this division. In his past two fights “Raging” Al has shown he brings knock out power to the table. In less then two weeks he’ll look to bring that same knock out power against Joe Lauzon at UFC 183. Continue Reading
Exciting news broke yesterday afternoon that Al’s Serra Longo teammate Chris Weidman would fight UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Weidman, as well as his fan base have been lobbying for the fight for some time now. Chris fought his way into the conversation with two big wins over Demian Maia and Mark Munoz, two of the top contenders in the division. Weidman will take on Silva who currently has a 16 fight win streak. 10 of those wins are title defenses. The fight will take place this summer on July 4th. Check out the story which was broken by Newsday’s Mark La Monica.
Tonight LIVE on PPV will be UFC 148, a card that many are calling the event of the year, and others are calling the biggest UFC in history. In the main event Anderson Silva will take on Chael Sonnen for the middle weight title. It’s no surprise that these two guys despise each other. Sonnen is the only guy to ever step into the octagon and beat up Anderson Silva. The last time the two fought Sonnen controlled the fight for four and a half rounds and then got caught in a submission late in the fifth round. The fight, if it lives up to all the hype(and I think it will) has the makings of being one of the greatest rematches ever. Both guys, especially Sonnen have done a lot of talking, but now it’s time to stop all the games and for these guys to settle this once and for all. The fight’s going to be a great one. The card will also have the third fight, and “rubber match” between Forest Griffin and Tito Ortiz. The fight will be the final one of Tito’s career. Also Al’s Serra Longo teammate Constantinos Philippou will take on Riki Fukuda LIVE on FX. Make sure you watch and show him some support. Here’s all of Al’s fight predictions for the night. Continue Reading