Al Iaquinta entered this fight with a pro mma record of 11-3-1 (64% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.8 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Rafael dos Anjos); he suffered his last defeat in 2014, against Mitch Clarke, but then he won three consecutive bouts: against Rodrigo Damm, Ross Pearson (=Pearson vs Iaquinta) and Joe Lauzon (=Lauzon vs Iaquinta).
His opponent, Jorge Masvidal, has an official record of 28-8-0 (43% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.13 in the same weight class; the last time he lost was in 2013, against Rustam Khabilov (=Masvidal vs Khabilov), but after this bout he has won three fights: against Pat Healy, Daron Cruickshank and James Krause. Iaquinta vs Masvidal is on the undercard of Chad Mendes vs Ricardo Lamas – UFC Fight Night 63. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 63: Mendes vs Lamas
Where: Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
UFC Fight Night 63 fight card (main card):
Chad Mendes vs Ricardo Lamas
Al Iaquinta vs Jorge Masvidal
Michael Chiesa vs Mitch Clarke
Julianna Pena vs Milana Dudieva
Clay Guida vs Robbie Peralta
Dustin Poirier vs Carlos Diego Ferreira
Iaquinta’s previous fight: Joe Lauzon vs Al Iaquinta
Masvidal’s next fight: Jorge Masvidal vs Cezar Ferreira
Iaquinta’s next fight: Diego Sanchez vs Al Iaquinta
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