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Thursday, Jan 31, 2013

Al Iaquinta Says UFC 159 Bout With Joe Proctor Next

Al Iaquinta (photo via FX / UFC)

By FCF Staff

The upcoming, April 27th, UFC 159 card will feature a tilt between two TUF 15 vets, as Al Iaquinta has announced via his website that he’s fighting lightweight Joe Proctor at the event. UFC 159 will be hosted by the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Iaquinta (5-2) hasn’t competed since the TUF 15 Finale in June, when he was choked out by Michael Chiesa in the tourney finals. The Serra-Longo Fight Team member has been shelved in recent months by a knee injury.

Proctor (8-2), on the other hand, is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Ramsey Nijem in December, after stopping Jeremy Larsen at the TUF 15 Finale.

UFC 159 will be headlined by a light-heavyweight bout between champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen. The card’s co-main-event will feature Michael Bisping taking on middleweight Alan Belcher.


posted by FCF Staff @ 1:24 pm
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