“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
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
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
He was smooth, he was technical, he was dominant. Al Iaquinta was back in full force last night at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, and he didn’t disappoint. Iaquinta outworked Rodrigo Damm for two and a half rounds before knocking him out late in the third. Iaquinta was dominant, impressing with his striking and take down defense. Continue Reading
Hey everyone. Just a reminder that UFC Fight night Iaquinta vs. Damm will be here before we know it. We still have all sizes of the red V Neck Iaquinta Nation shirts still available. The shirts are great for the summer and fall, as well as an awesome way to support Al leading up to and during his fight. Shirts are $30. Please contact me at MattPellicane@gmail.com to place your order.
Tickets for the fight which will be at The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort are on sale starting today. Here’s a link that will show you the full card for the event. On the bottom left of the page you’ll see a button to purchase tickets through TicketMaster. We hope everyone in the New York area is able to make it to Foxwoods for the fight. Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions.
Fight week is finally here. This Saturday Al Iaquinta will take on Mitch Clarke at UFC 173, live on Fox Sports 1 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Iaquinta will look to improve his win streak to four in a row against the Brazilian jui-jitsu brown belt. Clarke enters the fight coming off a unanimous decision win against John Maguire. The fight which will kick off the UFC Prelims which will set the tone for what has the makings to be an exciting Memorial Day weekend card. Iaquinta looks to send a message to fight fans as well as all of UFC that he’s the fighter in the light weight division to look out for. Clarke enters the fight looking to build some momentum of his own against a very tough and motivated Iaquinta. Continue Reading
We are very happy to announce that our new Iaquinta Nation red V-Neck T shirts are in stock! The shirts are the same as the original but are now offered in an athletic V neck T-Shirt. All shirts are $30 and range from sizes S-XXL. Fight night is just about two weeks away. Don’t hesitate and buy this great new shirt today! Contact me directly or at MattPellicane@gmail.com to place an order. We appreciate you doing your part to represent Al for his upcoming fight. Welcome back the warm weather with this great new Iaquinta Nation shirt.
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.