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
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“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
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He’s back! News broke Sunday night that Al Iaquinta will make his return to the octagon. The number 11 ranked lightweight will return to take on Paul Felder at UFC 223. The event will take place April 7th from the Barclay’s Center. The fight was originally scheduled to take place at UFC 218 but Iaquinta was forced to withdraw from the match up. Continue Reading
Although last night the focus was in Brooklyn for UFC 208, there was breaking news announced during the card for one of New York’s fan favorites. Serra Longo’s Al Iaquinta will make his return to the octagon at UFC Fight Night Swanson vs. Lobov. The fight will take place April 22nd Live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Iaquinta will take on veteran and Ultimate Fighter Season 1 alumni Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez.
On Monday, Al Iaquinta under went successful knee surgery to repair the damaged cartilage in his knee. After a stem cell and plasma injection didn’t prove to be as effective as hoped for, doctors as well as Iaquinta thought this would be the best course of action. With rehab starting next week Iaquinta will look to make his return mid summer.
Looking back to April all of this seemed to be an after thought. Although the knee issue lingered Iaquinta was on a tear through the light weight division. Raging Al recorded knock out victories over Rodrigo Damm, Ross Pearson, and Joe Lauzon respectfully, as well as a split decision victory over Jorge Masvidal. Al looked to make it five in a row against veteran light weight Gilbert Melendez. Once Melendez tested positive for testosterone metabolites, Iaquinta opted to take care of the injury and get back to 100%.
“I’m feeling good man” Iaquinta commented last night. “They said everything wen’t well, I’ll start physical therapy next week.” A return for Iaquinta can’t come soon enough. He went on to say, “I’m just relieved it’s done with. One step closer to getting back in there.”
Iaquinta has gained a reputation for not only being quite the competitor, but even more respected for his work ethic. It’s that same work ethic that will get him back in the octagon in no time. Expect an even stronger Iaquinta to come back in 2016 and continue to make a statement in the light weight division. Continue to check here for updates, interviews, and much more.
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.
For those of you wondering when Al Iaquinta would get another fight, wait no longer. Iaquinta will step back into the octagon on November 8th. His opponent? The hard hitting Ross Pearson. The fight will take place at the Allphone Arena in Australia. The entire fight card will stream LIVE on UFC Fight Pass.
Iaquinta and Pearson will be the co main event along side Luke Rockhold and Micheal Bisping. Pearson who appeared on TUF back in 2009, most recently comes off a second round KO of Gray Maynard. He’s unbeaten in four of his last five fights. Iaquinta enters the contest 4-1 in his last 5, most recently knocking out Rodrigo Damm at UFC Fight Night last month. A great match up for Iaquinta against a top ranked opponent. As always be sure to check in here for photos, interviews, shirts, and much more.