If you thought this Sunday’s grappling match between Al Iaquinta and Mike Perry was going to be a friendly exhibition of sorts, than you are sorely mistaken. The match will take place at Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground 11 at The Rosalind Theater in Portland Oregon. The event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass.
Both Perry and “Raging” Al appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show Monday afternoon. While Mike Perry seemed unsure about a lot of the aspects of the bout including weight requirements, attire, and even the specific rules, his opponent in Iaquinta is set to make a statement in Oregon this Sunday. Continue Reading
“Raging” Al Iaquinta will take on “Platinum” Mike Perry but not in the setting you may be expecting. Iaquinta will meet Perry in a grappling contest at Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground. The match will take place February 23rd at the Roseland Theater in Sonnen’s hometown of Portland Oregon. Sonnen held several of these events from July 2016 to April 2018. This will be the first event since that April. Submission Underground (SUG) is a submission only format with the rules being similar to those familiar with Eddie Bravo’s “Eddie Bravo Invitational. The organization has raised a significant amount of interest with grappling and MMA fans and competitors. SUG 11 will be headlined by a Tag Team match between Nick Rodriguez and Craig Jones taking on Vinny Magalhaes and Kyle Boehm. Continue Reading