Once again Iaquinta Nation it’s Fight Night! After a hectic 24 hours it will be Al Iaquinta taking on Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC Lightweight Title at UFC 223 in Brooklyn. A “home game” if you will as The New Yorker Iaquinta will fight in his home state for the first time. In a few days that has seen nothing but mishaps, injuries, and fighters missing weight the dust has settled. Now it’s all about Iaquinta and Khabib with UFC gold on the line.
Both Iaquinta and Khabib have seen ups and downs when it comes to injures over the past few years. Those injuries turned into missed fights, missed time, perhaps missed opportunities for both competitors. Yet now what lies in front of both fighters is the biggest opportunity of all. Fight on the big stage with a title on the line. Continue Reading
Like the old saying goes what a difference a day makes. Yesterday Al Iaquinta was set to take on Paul Felder, kicking off the main card at UFC 223. Now 24 hours later he’s set to fight in the main event against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Oh, and they’ll be fighting for the Lightweight Title. Quite the turn of events. With that change comes an extraordinary opportunity for Iaquinta, one he’s been working for his entire career. Continue Reading
Tomorrow night at UFC 223 Al Iaquinta will take on Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title. If you’re heading to the fight we’d like to get all of Iaquinta Nation and Al’s fans together beforehand. From 4:00 PM on tomorrow afternoon people will be getting together at The Kings Beer Hall, 84 St. Marks Pl, Brooklyn NY. Great spot to get together prior to the fight, walking distance to The Barclays Center. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
If you can’t make it to the fight remember McCann’s Pub and Grill (5590 Merrick Rd. Massapequa NY 11758) is always the home for all of Al’s fights as well as all UFC cards. If you’re local on Long Island come down to McCann’s with the rest of Iaquinta Nation and support Raging Al. For larger parties be sure to call McCann’s (516-798-1496) and reserve a table ASAP. Questions please contact MattPellicane@gmail.com
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
Have you gotten your Raging Al T shirt yet? Still enough time to get the shirt before fight night. Live local in the NY area? Contact MattPellicane@gmail.com to pick up your shirt today.
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.
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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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He was ridiculed, accused of complaining, and even being a “cry baby”. Yet today Al Iaquinta can say he was able to do something many other fighters haven’t had the fortitude to do. To stand their ground when they aren’t being properly compensated. Not knowing their worth for the physical and mental strain on their bodies, and all the other risks that come between training to when those cage doors close. Iaquinta’s original contract was ripped up and replaced with a newly structured four fight deal. Continue Reading