Here’s a few post fight weekend links to check out to help you get through this snow day. Once again Al want’s to thank everyone for the support. Thank you to everyone who made it down to the Prudential Center on Saturday. Keep checking here throughout the week for more post fight coverage from Iaquinta vs. Lee
A lot of people have been asking for a link to the fight. UFC is pretty good at regulating people posting videos but here’s one full fight video I was able to find. Watch it while you can it may not be available for too long.
Follow that up with Al’s post fight media interview to hear his thoughts on the fight, and then cap it off with a great article from our friend Mark La Monica over at Newsday. Enjoy!
Another tough fight, another win for Al Iaquinta(8-2-1) last night at UFC 169. After a strong first round Iaquinta ran into a little bit of trouble in the second. Kevin Lee was able to secure Iaquinta’s back and lock in a rear naked choke. Al spent most of that round defending and was able to eventually work his way out of the dangerous position. The third round Iaquinta came out clearly on a mission, knowing he had lost the previous round. His dominance late in the fight lead him right to another unanimous decision victory to kick off the UFC Prelims. Continue Reading
Once again Iaquinta Nation it’s fight night. For the third time in six months Al Iaquinta will step back into the octagon, this time against UFC new comer Kevin Lee. Unlike his last fight far away from home in England, this time Iaquinta will have an entire Iaquinta Nation army in his corner of friends, family, and teammates making the quick trip from New York to New Jersey. Iaquinta looks to keep the momentum going against a tough but inexperienced Kevin Lee. Continue Reading
Posting picture for #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) has become pretty popular these days. Here’s a TBT that should get everyone amped up for fight night Saturday. I figured it was the perfect time since we’ll find ourselves right back in New Jersey on Saturday, not far from Atlantic City the home of Ring of Combat. The video is an exciting look into the first fight that was a real war between Al Iaquinta and Gabriel Miglioli at ROC 36. Some great highlights as well as comments from Al, Ray Longo, and UFC Middle Weight champion Chris Weidman following the fight. Enjoy and get ready for Iaquinta vs. Lee Saturday night!
I’ve had a lot of people asking me for a better idea on times for all of this weekends action. Here’s what we’re looking at, plan your weekend accordingly! Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Prudential Center on Saturday. All of the following will take place at Live at The Prudential Center in New Jersey.
Friday 1/31 3:00pm – Fight Club Q and A hosted by UFC light heavy weight champion Jon Jones (Prudential Center/ UFC Fight Pass online)
Friday 1/31 4:00pm- Offical UFC 169 Weigh- In, Open to Public (Prudential Center/ Fox Sports 1(check local listings)
Saturday 2/1 6:30pm – Fight Pass Early Prelims (Prudential Center/ UFC Fight Pass Online)
Saturday 2/1 8:00pm- UFC 169 Prelims: Iaquinta vs. Lee (Prudential Center/ Fox Sports 1)
Saturday 2/1 10:00pm- UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber (Prudential Center/ PPV)
Reminder if you aren’t able to attend the fight make your way to the best UFC viewing spot in town. McCann’s Pub and Grill(5590 Merrick Road Massapequa NY) will have all the fights on all 50 TV’s the building has to offer. A great sport to watch the fights, have a great meal, and a few drinks. Any additional questions email me at MattPellicane@gmail.com
Here’s a few articles to catch up on if you haven’t seen them yet this morning. If you missed it Sunday morning Al was in Newsday. Catch up on a great article by our Friend Mark La Monica. If you’re unfamiliar with Mark’s work he does an outstanding job writing for Newsday and has an incredible understanding and appreciation for mixed martial arts. Be sure to keep up with his work and follow him on Twitter as well.
If you haven’t gotten your fill after that check out another article from UFC.com from yesterday. The article does a nice job of putting Al’s journey from the Ultimate Fighter to present day in review, his thoughts on teammate Chris Weidman, and how important it is for him to be able to fight so close to home. Enjoy!
Following the night after a big match up between two fighters in the light weight division Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson(both ranked in the top 5) battled it out in a very technical five round fight that most fans think Henderson stole for a controversial win. Iaquinta prepares this week for a fight in the same weight division. For Al, or any fighter for that matter you always pay attention to other people in your weight division and different match ups. Yet for Iaquinta it’s this fight in front of him. No one else. That’s all you can do is beat the guy in front of you. Take it one fight at a time and if you keep getting these important wins your stock will only rise. Continue Reading