Report: Al Iaquinta Out of Justin Gaethje Bout, James Vick Stepping In
By FCF Staff
It looks like a highly anticipated bout between Justin Gaethje and Al Iaquinta is no longer happening. Instead, James Vick has agreed to face Gaethje on August 25th at UFC Fight Night 135.
ESPN was the first to report that Iaquinta has pulled out of the bout. The lightweight did not specify, however, why he’s withdrawn.
MMA Junkie has since reported that Vick has stepped up to fight Gaethje at the Lincoln, Nebraska card. Iaquitna also reportedly told the outlet that he’s “glad” he does not need to take fights under “any condition like these other guys.”
Iaquinta is coming off a decision loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in April.