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Midnight Mania! Al Iaquinta and Merab Dvalishvili respond to Petr Yan’s threats: ‘Big mistake!’

UFC 273’s co-main event has enough bad blood to carry the show. Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling have made it clear they don’t like one another, nor is there any mutual respect. Yan believes Sterling a cheater and quitter, whereas “Funkmaster” is understandably rather pissed about the illegal knee and subsequent s—t talk. Earlier today, Yan took it up a notch by threatening to “kill” Sterling and his team.
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Al Iaquinta explains why he’s not a proponent of open scoring in MMA: ‘We just need better judging’

With a decade of UFC experience behind him, Al Iaquinta isn’t in any rush to see open scoring in his fights. The UFC lightweight has been on both sides of the decision coin throughout his career, but in the hot topic discussion of whether of not open scoring should be implemented sport wide, Iaquinta is on the side of keeping things as they are, but improving the quality of the individuals responsible for scoring the rounds.
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UFC free fight video: Bobby Green becomes first to knock out Al Iaquinta

Before Bobby Green’s short-notice headliner against Islam Makhachev, watch the UFC veteran put his hands to work against Al Iaquinta. Green, who headlines UFC Vegas 49 on Saturday, became the first fighter to knock out The Ultimate Fighter 15 winner Iaquinta, who sought to snap an extended skid when they met this past November at UFC 268.
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Al Iaquinta Doubts Jake Paul’s Sincerity On Fighter Pay

Al Iaquinta has doubts about Jake Paul‘s intentions regarding fighter pay. The topic of fighter pay has become a hot-button issue lately among fighters and media. Jake Paul is one man who is leading the way to help improve the pay structure with MMA. He has been vocal about wanting the UFC to pay their fighters more money and has targeted UFC President Dana White in this battle. However, some people are having doubts about Paul’s true intentions in this fight, including Al Iaquinta.
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Al Iaquinta: Francis Ngannou ‘should be going nuts right now’

Veteran UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta applauds heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou for seeking a better deal from his promoter. “Good for Francis,” he said Wednesday on The MMA Hour. “Guy stuck to his guns. Francis is the guy that should be going nuts right now.”. Iaquinta can relate, though...
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Midnight Mania! Al Iaquinta likely retiring after UFC 268 loss, ‘this s—t’s not worth it’

Al Iaquinta may have made his final walk to the Octagon at UFC 268. The 34-year-old veteran’s first trip to the Octagon in over two years did not exactly go as planned. Almost immediately, Bobby Green figured out his timing and started landing counters. Iaquinta tried to pressure through and find his foe’s chin, but Green kept landing, and Iaquinta hit the canvas for good just before the midway point of the opening round.
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Al Iaquinta Suggests Loss To Green At UFC 268 Was His Last Fight

Lightweight veteran Al Iaquinta has admitted he “gave up” against Bobby Green at UFC 268, and suggested he’s likely to retire from the sport. Iaquinta, who’s fought in the UFC ever since a defeat to Michael Chiesa in The Ultimate Fighter 15 Lightweight Tournament final in 2012, has gone 1-4 across his last five fights. The torrid run began with his sole title fight in the promotion.
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Long Island fighters Al Iaquinta and Gian Villante fall at UFC 268

There’s no joy on Long Island for fight fans. Locals Al Iaquinta and Gian Villante both succumbed to strikes on the preliminary portion of UFC 268 at Madison Square Garden, in the first and second rounds, respectively. Iaquinta, a former lightweight title challenger, couldn’t get it going against California’s Bobby...
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UFC 268 results and video: Alex Pereira wins debut with jump knee, Bobby Green stops Al Iaquinta

The UFC 268 prelims have come to a close and we got some pretty exciting finishes including a jump knee debut, a quick TKO amongst veterans, and a crazy comeback knockout for another debuting fighter. Closing out the preliminary card, former GLORY Kickboxing superstar Alex Pereira wiped out Andreas Michailidis with a nasty jump knee in the second-round. Alex had to navigate a wall and stall gameplan from his opponent, but once he had his moment in open space, he made it count! Pereira is well-known for knocking out current middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, in a kickboxing bout back in the 2017. He has now arrived in the UFC!
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UFC 268 video: Bobby Green dismantles Al Iaquinta before delivering blistering first-round knockout

Bobby Green had no problem stepping into enemy territory on Saturday night at UFC 268 and making the most of his moment in a fight against hometown favorite Al Iaquinta. Displaying lightning quick hands with deadly accuracy, Green was on target from the first punch he unloaded with Iaquinta coming after him in the opening round. The finishing combination was a nasty left jab followed by a straight right behind it that saw Iaquinta’s head get twisted around before he crashed to the canvas.
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UFC 268 at MSG: Al Iaquinta vs. Bobby Green

Wantagh's Al Iaquinta faced Bobby Green in a lightweight fight at UFC 268 at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 6, 2021. Bobby Green readies another blow to Al Iaquinta on the canvas in the first round of their match during UFC 268 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.
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'A lot of frustration': Al Iaquinta reflects on 2 years away from UFC

Al Iaquinta doesn't think there are many other fighters who would've made it out on the other side of what he's been through since his last UFC bout. The veteran lightweight has been out of action since an October 2019 loss to Dan Hooker due to lingering injuries that, at one point, made him contemplate retirement.
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Rivalries: Al Iaquinta

Sign up for ESPN+ right here, and you can then stream UFC 268 live on your smart TV, computer, phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. Though his stay in the Ultimate Fighting Championship has been marked by extended periods of inactivity, Al Iaquinta rarely—if ever—fails to entertain the masses.
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