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Al Iaquinta

Lightweight Division

14-7-1 (W-L-D)

7

Wins by Knockout

1

Wins by Submission

6

Wins by Decision

Al Iaquinta

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Al Iaquinta's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Wantagh, United States
Trains at
Serra-Longo - Long Island, NY
Age
35
Height
70.00
Weight
155.80
Octagon Debut
Jun. 02, 2012
Reach
70.00
Leg reach
40.00

Fighter Facts

  • Team Faber member on TUF LIVE
     
  • Pro since 2009
     
  • Seven wins by KO, one by submission (anaconda choke)
     
  • Lost last pre-TUF bout via submission to UFC vet Pat Audinwood in November of 2011
     
  • Has won nine of his last 13
     
  • Five first round finishes

 

UFC History

UFC 243 (10/6/19) Iaquinta lost a three round unanimous decision to Dan Hooker
UFC Fight Night (5/4/19) Iaquinta lost a five round unanimous decision to Donald Cerrone
UFC on FOX (12/15/18) Iaquinta won a five round unanimous decision over Kevin Lee
UFC 223 (4/7/18) Iaquinta lost a five round unanimous decision to Khabib Nurmagomedov in a UFC lightweight title fight. Iaquinta was not eligible to win the title, as he weighed in at 155.2 for the short notice bout.
UFC Fight Night (4/22/17) Iaquinta knocked out Diego Sanchez at 1:38 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (4/4/15) Iaquinta won a three round split decision over Jorge Masvidal
UFC 183 (1/31/15) Iaquinta stopped Joe Lauzon via strikes at 3:34 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (11/8/14) Iaquinta stopped Ross Pearson via strikes at 1:39 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (9/5/14) Iaquinta stopped Rodrigo Damm via strikes at 2:26 of the third round
UFC 173 (5/24/14) Iaquinta was submitted by Mitch Clarke via D’arce choke at :57 of the second round
UFC 169 (2/1/14) Iaquinta won a three round unanimous decision over Kevin Lee
UFC Fight Night (10/26/13) Iaquinta won a three round unanimous decision over Piotr Hallmann
UFC 164 (8/31/13) Iaquinta won a three round unanimous decision over Ryan Couture
TUF LIVE Finale (6/1/12) Iaquinta was submitted by Michael Chiesa via rear naked choke at 2:27 of the first round in the TUF LIVE final

The Ultimate Fighter LIVE
On episode 12 (semifinals), Iaquinta won a two round unanimous decision over Vinc Pichel
On episode 11 (quarterfinals), Iaquinta stopped Andy Ogle via strikes at 4:44 of the first round
On episode four, Iaquinta won a three round split decision over Myles Jury
On episode one, Iaquinta won a one round unanimous decision over Jon Tuck

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? 2006. I got finished with the college wrestling season and one of my buddies was doing it, so I went down to the gym, tried it out, got beat up a little bit, and I had to learn it.
What ranks and titles have you held? TUF Live finalist, Nassau County runner-up in wrestling, USKBA Amateur MMA 160lb North East Championship, Extreme Challenge Trials Lightweight Champion, Combat in the Cage MMA Lightweight Champion, USKBA Amateur Thaiboxing East coast Super Middleweight Champion, and former Ring of Combat lightweight champion
Do you have any heroes? My father
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? One step closer to the ultimate goal of being the best.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Associates degree from Nassau Community College
What was your job before you started fighting? Personal trainer
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Matt Serra Jiu-Jitsu purple belt
Favorite grappling technique: Splado
Favorite Striking technique: Head kick