It was a fight that Al Iaquinta thought would never happen after beating Kevin Lee back in 2014. Although than newcomer Kevin Lee started talking rematch almost immediately, it was a fight that to Iaquinta didn’t make sense. Until now. Truth be told although it always appeared to be in the back of Kevin Lee’s mind, it’s a fight that was eventually off of his radar as well. Now the fight makes perfect sense. Lee has climbed his way up the lightweight ranks above Iaquinta ranked 4th to Iaquinta ranked 8th respectively. This creates the perfect opportunity for Iaquinta to climb into the Top 5 in the division. Outside of avenging his first UFC loss, Lee now see’s value in fighting Iaquinta once again. A valiant five round effort against Khabib Nurmagomedov raised Iaquinta’s stock up about as much as one can after a loss. In Lee’s mind if he can beat the guy in Iaquinta who went five rounds with the best in the world that would put him even closer to a title shot of his own. “It was bound to happen” Iaquinta told FOX. “He’s been calling me out for a long time. I think I’ve always been on his mind.” Continue Reading
This Saturday UFC’s final card on FOX is set to go out with a bang. “Raging” Al Iaquinta (13-4-1, 8-3 UFC) will take on Kevin “The Motown Phenom” Lee (17-3, 10-3 UFC) in the main event LIVE from The Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. This will be the second matchup between Iaquinta and Lee who squared off back in 2014. Both fighters have evolved and shown improvement in different aspects of their fight games. Although matured, both a bit more established, polished and higher ranked, one thing hasn’t changed. Iaquinta and Lee very simply do not like each other. Expect to see the intensity that fuels off of that in the octagon on Saturday. Continue Reading
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
Once again Iaquinta Nation it’s fight night. Tonight Live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas it will be Al Iaquinta taking on Joe Lauzon in a highly anticipated light weight battle. Several MMA analysts as well as fight fans have Raging Al as the underdog in this fight. That’s just fine by Iaquinta, who thrives on being in the underdog position. Iaquinta respects the fact that Lauzon is a tough opponent. “He’s a fan favorite, people enjoy watching him fight.” Iaquinta said. “To put up a good performance against him would put me right where I need to be.” Iaquinta will look to cement that message to fight fans tonight at UFC 183. Continue Reading
For those of you none Facebook people out there here’s some information on the viewing party at McCann’s. McCann’s is your number one spot on Long Island to view all of Iaquinta’s fights as well as every UFC event. McCann’s will be running the same deal as usual for Al’s fights. There will be a $45 open bar from 9pm- 12am ($40 open bar and $5 towards the staff) Appetizers will be put out as well. Iaquinta vs. Lauzon will be the third fight of the main card on PPV. The main card starts at 10pm. I urge you to get there early. The bar will fill up potentially to the point where people will be held at the door. Although the inside will be reserved for all of us get into the building as soon as possible.
Also a reminder that all are welcome even if you aren’t doing the open bar. Please come down have some food and a drink and support Al. Looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday night!
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