UFC 173: Al Iaquinta Versus Mitch Clarke Added to Card
By FCF Staff
The line-up for UFC 173 has its sixth bout, as the promotion has announced that Al Iaquinta will battle fellow lightweight Mitch Clarke at the event. The May 24th card will go down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Iaquinta (8-2-1) will be looking to extend his three fight win streak, which includes victories over Ryan Couture, Piotr Hallman, and most recently Kevin Lee. The last man to defeat the Serra-Longo fight team member was TUF 12 winner, Michael Chiesa.
Clarke (10-2) hasn’t fought since last June at UFC 161, when he worked his way to a decision win over John Maguire. The Hayabusa Training Center member was coming off consecutive losses to Anton Kuivanen and John Cholish.
UFC 173 will be headlined by a middleweight bout between champion Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort.