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. Continue Reading
“I don’t lose in the late rounds. The third round belongs to me.” That’s a statement that came from light weight Al Iaquinta a few years ago, and one that stood true yesterday. It’s not only describes the Serra Longo fighters conditioning, but his determination and will power. He showed that yesterday against Jorge Masvidal.
Iaquinta and Masvidal squared off in the Co Main event at UFC Fight Night 63 where it was Iaquinta winning a tight, hard fought split decision over Masvidal. Iaquinta got after Masvidal early who kept his defense tight avoiding any major damage. Masvidal was able to keep his distance with his long reach, keeping both fighters working on their feet. Late in the round after a tough exchange between the two Iaquinta attempted a heel hook to avoid what could have been more damage. In the next exchange Masvidal was able to drop Al and cut him under his right eye. Continue Reading
Here’s a few videos and articles to catch up on leading up to Saturday’s Co Main Event between Al Iaquinta and Jorge Masvidal. Yesterday open workouts we’re held to give fans and media a closer look into the fighters training regiments as well as thought’s on their opponents. Before fight night you can also read up on UFC’s opinion on Raging Al and his upcoming fight.
Weigh In’s will take place today Friday April 3rd at 12 noon. Be sure to check out www.mmajunkie.com for a live feed of the official weigh in’s. Remember McCann’s Pub and Grill (5590 Merrick Road Massapeqa NY) is your number one spot to watch all the fights Saturday afternoon.
Al Iaquinta continued to open up eyes on Saturday night with an impressive knock out win over Joe Lauzon. Just two days later the Serra Longo fighter all ready knows his next match up. News broke last night that Iaquinta will take on Jorge Masvidal at UFC Fight Night 63 on April 4th. The fight will be at The Patriot Center in Fairfax Virginia. Continue Reading
“I just need to go out there, dominate, and finish quick.” It may have taken till 3:34 in the second round but Al Iaquinta did just that last night. Dominate. After a first round that went back and fourth it was Iaquinta who turned it on in the second, scoring a big TKO win over Joe Lauzon. It was a combination followed by a big right hand that stung Lauzon, leaving him staggering around the octagon attempting to hang on. Iaquinta remained calm picking his shots. The referee was forced to jump in and stop the fight. Lauzon was out on his feet, and Iaquinta was victorious. Continue Reading
If you haven’t had a chance yet check out UFC’s Countdown to UFC 183 featuring this weekends fight between Al Iaquinta and Joe Lauzon. The video offers a look into both fighters camps leading up to this much anticipated light weight match up. Follow along as Raging Al looks to make a statement and continue to climb his way up the ladder in the division.
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
On September 5th Al Iaquinta(8-3-1) will step back into the octagon against Rodrigo Damm(12-7). The fight will take place at Foxwoods Resorts and Casino in Connecticut as well as LIVE on Fox Sports 1. Both Iaquinta and Damm will enter the fight with a bit of a chip on their shoulders, both coming off somewhat surprising losses. Iaquinta being chocked out via D’Arce by Mitch Clarke, and Damm lossing to Rashid Magomedov by unanimous decision. Before that, both fighters we’re riding respected win streaks that came to a halt. Look for Iaquinta and Damm to both be highly motivated and looking to get back into the win column at UFC Fight Night 50. Continue Reading
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.
Good morning and Happy Tuesday. Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. While you’re sitting at work counting down the minutes till 5 o’clock here’s a few videos to catch up on and kill some time. If you missed the fight from Saturday or would just like to watch it again check out this VIDEO posted right on Facebook (If the video doesn’t start up right away hit the HD button on the bottom right of the video). Follow it up with Al’s POST FIGHT interview with Ariel Helwani. Enjoy and be sure to check back here later today for a full fight recap from Iaquinta vs. Couture.