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Thiago Moises Wants Ranked Opponent After Win Against Hernandez

Thiago Moises wants Al Iaquinta or a ranked opponent after beating out Alexander Hernandez on the judge's scorecards last Saturday. At UFC Vegas 20, the two featherweight prospects capped off the preliminaries with one of the best fights of the night. While a lot of the action was back...

Al Iaquinta Blasts Dustin Poirier For Handling Conor McGregor Negotiations: ‘He’s Lost The Fight Already’

Al Iaquinta is not a fan of the way Dustin Poirier has handled contract negotiations with Conor McGregor for their potential rematch. Before the UFC got involved, they were talking about doing a charity sparring match in Ireland with McGregor donating $500k to Poirier's charity. However, for Iaquinta, the way...

Vinc Pichel No Longer Pursuing Al Iaquinta Rematch After Beating Jim Miller

Vinc Pichel knew if he could get past Jim Miller at UFC 252, it would be the biggest win of his career. Pichel was fighting for the first time in over a year and knew Miller would be a dangerous foe. He was worried about the first-round submission attempt and...

Al Iaquinta Says He’ll ‘F*ck Up’ Dustin Poirier, Poirier Responds

Al Iaquinta has his sights set on Dustin Poirier. Iaquinta has seen better days inside the Octagon. He's gone 1-3 in his last four outings. While "Raging" Al always hangs in tough, the three losses in that four-fight span have been one-sided. Iaquinta knows a victory over a top-ranked opponent...

7 Takeaways From UFC 243

UFC 243 featured the return of Robert Whittaker against the man that pretty much has stolen the thunder in the middleweight division in Israel Adesanya. While Whittaker has been dominant in his own right, he has not been as busy as the man that would eventually become the undisputed...

UFC 243 Highlights: Dan Hooker Outpoints Al Iaquinta

Al Iaquinta vs. Dan Hooker went the distance at UFC 243.  The two fighters met in a lightweight bout at the UFC 243 pay-per-view from Sydney, Australia at the Marvel Stadium. What an interesting fight.  It was all Hooker in the first round with some nice striking and ground control with...

Al Iaquinta vs. Dan Hooker Verbally Agreed To For UFC 243

Dan Hooker wanted a bout with Al Iaquinta and he'll get it. ESPN's Ariel Helwani reports that Iaquinta vs. Hooker has been verbally agreed to. The lightweight tilt is set to take place inside Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. Iaquinta and Hooker are scheduled to throw down at UFC 243...

Al Iaquinta Fires Back At Dan Hooker’s Ducking Claims

UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta isn't having any of Dan Hooker's accusations. 'The Hangman' recently got back into the win column by knocking out James Vick at July 20's UFC San Antonio. Afterward, he challenged the lightweight division to meet him in Australia for October's UFC 243. Top challenger Iaquinta...

Dan Hooker Frustrated With Iaquinta, Eyes Plan B for UFC 243

Dan Hooker’s patience with Al Iaquinta is already at its end, with the New Zealander about ready to move on from a potential bout between the two. Following his victory over James Vick at UFC on ESPN 4, Dan Hooker made an open challenge to whomever would agree to face him at...

Iaquinta: Fight Against McGregor Makes the Most Sense

Prior to his bout against Donald Cerrone this past May, Al Iaquinta had been on the campaign trail to fight Conor McGregor. At the time, Iaquinta and McGregor were ranked beside one another in the lightweight rankings, but after losing to Cerrone, Iaquinta fell to #6 with McGregor now...

Justin Gaethje Vows to Retire Al Iaquinta

Justin Gaethje has earned a reputation as one of the most entertaining fighters in the UFC. Thus far, every fight he has participated in has netted him a performance bonus, proving why his nickname of “The Highlight” couldn’t be more apt. As always whenever Gaethje’s name is currently without...

Al Iaquinta: Donald Cerrone ‘Beat The Sh*t Out Of Me’

In no uncertain terms, Al Iaquinta says he took a whooping at the hands and feet of Donald Cerrone. Earlier this month, Iaquinta and Cerrone headlined UFC Ottawa. It was a pivotal bout in the lightweight division, with the winner likely getting a major bout with title implications. Cerrone won...

UFC Ottawa Medical Suspensions: Al Iaquinta Receives Lengthy Sit

With every decision comes a consequence and for those fighters who took part in battle at UFC Ottawa, it’s their time to faces those consequences in the form of medical suspensions. UFC Ottawa (also known as UFC on ESPN+9) is set to take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019...

Dana White Applauds Donald Cerrone & Al Iaquinta Following UFC Ottawa

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White has high praise for Donald Cerrone and Al Iaquinta. Cerrone vs. Iaquinta headlined UFC Ottawa this past Saturday night (May 4). The bout went the distance. Cerrone nabbed a unanimous decision victory as he battered Iaquinta from the third round until the final...

Playing Matchmaker For UFC Ottawa Winners

The UFC made its second trip to Canada's capital in Ottawa, Ontario this past Saturday night for UFC Fight Night 151. Six fighters picked up wins on the main card, and below are some matchups the UFC should consider booking in this edition of Playing Matchmaker. Donald Cerrone vs. Conor...