|Summary:||Wrestling, stand up|
|From:||Wantagh, New York USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Wantagh, New York USA|
|Height:||5' 9" ( 175 cm )|
|Weight:||155 lb ( 70 kg )|
UFC Minute runs down new fights for Joe Lauzon and Ryan Bader and looks ahead to UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II this weekend in Las Vegas.Dec 01, 2014
Nov 08, 2014
UFC Fight Night Sydney Event on November 8, 2014 in Sydney, Australia (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Image)Nov 08, 2014
Hear from Fight Night Sydney co-main event winner and rising lightweight Al Iaquinta following his win over Ross Pearson. Iaquinta talks game plan and explains what he meant when he said he wanted to make the lightweight division humble.Nov 07, 2014 2:01
||49||0||1||0||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
||85||2||0||0||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
||45||0||0||0||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
TRAINING: I train wrestling or Brazilian jiu-jitsu in the morning at Matt Serra's gym and stand-up at night with Ray Longo. I usually finish up with strength and conditioning.
Thoughts on opponent, Joe Lauzon? Joe Lauzon is the biggest test of my career. I have tremendous respect for him as a fighter and a person. This is what I have worked my whole life for and it is an honor to fight him. I am not looking for a Fight of the Night bonus, but I am prepared to fight hard for three rounds. The win I am looking for is complete domination, displaying the skills I have worked so hard to perfect.
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
• Team Faber member on TUF LIVE
• Pro since 2009
• Five 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 five of his last six