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Al Iaquinta

"Ragin'" Al Iaquinta

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  • Given Name: Alexander Jay Iaquinta
  • MMA Record: 13-4-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Ragin'
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1987.04.30
  • Last Fight: April 07, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.2 lbs
  • Affiliation: Serra Jiu-Jitsu
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $124,000 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fighting out of: Long Island, New York
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Al Iaquinta MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Us Justin Gaethje
13-4-1 18-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 135: Gaethje vs. Iaquinta
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2018.08.25
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Ru Khabib Nurmagomedov
13-3-1 25-0-0

Us UFC 223: Nurmagomedov vs. Iaquinta
Main Event | Vacant Title | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2018.04.07
Odds: +500 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.2 lbs (70.4 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#48 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2018
Cancelled Bout Paul Felder UFC 223 2018.04.07
Reason: Iaquinta Rescheduled to Main Event
Cancelled Bout Paul Felder UFC 218 2017.12.02
Reason: Iaquinta Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:38 Round 1 of 3

Us Diego Sanchez
12-3-1 27-9-0

Us UFC Fight Night 108: Swanson vs. Lobov
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.04.22
Odds: -400 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#45 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2017
Cancelled Bout Gilbert Melendez UFC UFN 71 2015.07.15
Reason: Melendez suspended due to failed drug test
Cancelled Bout Bobby Green UFC UFN 71 2015.07.15
Reason: Green Torn ACL
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jorge Masvidal
11-3-1 28-8-0

Us UFC Fight Night 63: Mendes vs. Lamas
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.04.04
Odds: -105 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $46,000 ($23K Base, $23K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:34 Round 2 of 3, 8:34 Total

Us Joe Lauzon
10-3-1 24-9-0

Us UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.01.31
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $36,000 ($18K Base, $18K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:39 Round 2 of 3, 6:39 Total

Gb Ross Pearson
9-3-1 16-7-0

Au UFC Fight Night 55: Rockhold vs. Bisping
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.11.07
Odds: +120 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:26 Round 3 of 3, 12:26 Total

Br Rodrigo Damm
8-3-1 12-7-0

Us UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare vs. Mousasi 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.09.05
Odds: -600 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | Submission
0:57 Round 2 of 3, 5:57 Total

Ca Mitch Clarke
8-2-1 10-2-0

Us UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.05.24
Odds: -450 (Heavy Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
#9 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
UFC 173 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Kevin Lee
7-2-1 7-0-0

Us UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.02.01
Odds: -165 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Pl Piotr Hallmann
6-2-1 14-1-0

Gb UFC Fight Night 30: Machida vs. Munoz
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.10.26
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Cancelled Bout Anthony Njokuani UFC UFN 30 2013.10.26
Reason: Njokuani Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Ryan Couture
5-2-1 6-2-0

Us UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.08.31
Odds: -220 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Cancelled Bout Joe Proctor UFC 159 2013.04.27
Reason: Proctor Injury
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:47 Round 1 of 3

Us Mike Chiesa
5-1-1 6-0-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale
Co-Main Event | Tournament Finals | 155 lbs

2012.06.01
Odds: -270 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#38 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale Submission of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
Exhibition Bout
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Us Vinc Pichel
5-1-1 7-0-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 15: Live
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.05.25
Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
Exhibition Bout
4:44 Round 1 of 2

Gb Andy Ogle
5-1-1 8-1-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 15: Live
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.05.18
Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Cancelled Bout Pat Audinwood Ring of Combat 40 2012.04.27
Reason: Iaquinta to TUF
Win | Decision | Split
Exhibition Bout
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Myles Jury
5-1-1 9-0-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 15: Live
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.03.30
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | Decision | Unanimous
Exhibition Bout
1 Round

Gu Jon Tuck
5-1-1 6-0-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 15: Live
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.03.09
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | Submission | Armlock
2:06 Round 1 of 3

Us Pat Audinwood
5-0-1 9-2-1

Us Ring of Combat 38
Main Card | Title Defense | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.11.18
Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:26 Round 1 of 3

Br Gabriel Miglioli
4-0-1 3-4-0

Us Ring of Combat 37
Main Card | Vacant Title | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.09.09
Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total

Br Gabriel Miglioli
3-0-1 3-3-0

Us Ring of Combat 36
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.06.17
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:47 Round 1 of 3

Us Joshua Key
2-0-1 4-2-0

Us Ring of Combat 27
Main Card | Catchweight | 161 lbs

2009.11.20
Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:15 Round 1 of 3

Us Tim Sylvester
1-0-1 0-0-0

Us Ring of Combat 25
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.06.12
Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Draw | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total

Us Will Martinez Jr.
1-0-0 0-0-0

Us Ring of Combat 24
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.04.17
Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Win | Submission | Choke
1:15 Round 1 of 3

Us Mervin Rodriguez
0-0-0 0-0-0

Us Ring of Combat 23
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.02.20
Weigh-In: 153.0 lbs (69.4 kgs) | Referee: Mark Matheny
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 9:00 Total

Us Frank Clemens
0-0-0 1-0-0

Us New Breed Fighters 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.02.17

Al Iaquinta Wiki Update Wiki

Al Iaquinta is a lightweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. He is a purple belt in Serra Jui Jitsu and trains out of Serra Longo Fight Team in Long Island, New York. He has held the Ring of Combat lightweight title. He was a finalist of The Ultimate Fighter: Live and won the "Fight of the Season" and "Kockout of the Season" bonuses. Of his six wins, four have been finishes including three T/KOs. 


Iaquinta began his pro MMA career fighting for the well known east coast promotion, Ring of Combat. All seven of his professional fights prior to his stint on TUF took place here. Iaquinta went 5-1-1 in this span, finishing in four of his five victories. His lone loss came to the hands of one time UFC fighter Pat Audinwood, who defeated Iaquinta via armbar. From there, Iaquinta would begin to build his name on season 15 of 'The Ultimate Fighter.' 


Iaquinta began to make a name for himself as a cast member of 'The Ultimate Fighter: Live,' where he was an exciting prospect in the UFC's lightweight division. After defeating future UFC signee Jon Tuck by decision to get into the TUF house, Iaquinta would become the first pick by coach Urijah Faber. He would pick up the first win for Team Faber in the season when he defeated Myles Jury by split decision. Considered an underdog by many in this fight, Iaquinta showed off all aspects of his game, even threatening Jury with a spladle, something not seen often in MMA. Both fighters would earn a bonus for this fight as it was voted "fight of the season". Iaquinta would later defeat teammate Andy Ogle in the quarterfinal, knocking the Brit out with a brutal elbow which later earned him "Knockout of the Season". He then won a decision over Vinc Pichel, catapulting him into the final against Michael Chiesa


Iaquinta would lose by first round rear naked choke to Chiesa in the finals but would still be signed to the promotion.He would get his next fight at UFC 164 when he would fight Ryan Couture. Iaquinta looked great en route to a unanimous decision victory, handing Couture his second loss for the UFC. He was linked to a fight with Anthony Njokuani at UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester England, but an injury forced his opponent off the card. He instead faced Piotr Hallmann and was able to pick up a unanimous decision victory. He would also pick up a decision over Kevin Lee who was making his UFC debut at UFC 169, it would also be Lee's first loss.


Al laquinta then faced Mitch Clarke at UFC 173 on 24 May, 2014. Clarke was able to submit Al laquinta early in Round 2. This submission earned Clarke his first Performance of the Night.


Al laquinta got back into the win column when he faced Rodrigo Damm and defeated him via TKO late in the fight, at 2:26 in Round 3.  He would pick up two more TKO victories both in the second round over Ross Pearson and Joe Lauzon.



The Ultimate Fighter 15

Episode 1 Iaquinta def. Jon Tuck by Unanimous Decision

Episode 4 Iaquinta def. Myles Jury by Split Decision

Episode 11 Iaquinta def. Andy Ogle by TKO (Punches) at 4:44 of Round 1

Episode 12 Iaquinta def. Vinc Pichel by Unanimous Decision

The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale Michael Chiesa def. Iaquinta by Rear Naked Choke at 2:47 of Round 1

Last updated 02.06.2015, 9:12 AM ET
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