UFC is back on FOX tonight and has a bunch of great fights lined up, headlined by Nate Diaz taking on Benson Henderson for the lightweight title. All the action starts on FX at 5 o’clock where you can see Al’s Team Faber teammates Joe Proctor and Daron Cruickshank get back in the octagon. Good luck to both of those guys in their fights. Here’s Al’s fight predictions for tonight.
Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz (Diaz)
Mauricio Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson (Gustafsson)
BJ Penn vs. Rory Macdonald (Macdonald)
Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown (Swick)
Yves Edwards vs. Jeremy Stevens (Stevens)
Raphael Assuncao vs. Mike Easton (Easton)
Ramsey Nijem vs. Joe Proctor (Proctor)
Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez (Cruickshank)
After a great run on this season of The Ultimate Fighter TUF Live, Al Iaquinta fell just short Friday night in the TUF Finale against Mike Chiesa. Iaquinta looked sharp early, but Chiesa was able to take his back and secure a rare naked choke with 2:37 left in the first round. Iaquinta never taped, forcing Herb Dean to stop the fight. Check back here for a season ending recap tomorrow. As far as Al goes just a minor bump in the road. This is only just the beginning of what will be a great career for him. Congratulations to Al on an incredible season. All his family, friends, and Iaquinta Nation couldn’t be prouder of him. We all look forward to seeing his next fight. Thank you to all of Iaquinta Nation for the support, and everyone back in NY who came to McCann’s Friday night to watch the fight. Much more to come tomorrow.