The UFC has announced that Al Iaquinta (8-3-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is set to meet Rodrigo Damm (12-7 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 50.
Al Iaquinta (8-3) Has three knockouts, one submission and four wins by decision. Iaquinta made his UFC debut against Michael Chiesa through the Ultimate Fighter, but lost via submission at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale on Jun / 01 / 2012. He then went on a three fight winning streak.
Iaquinta beat Ryan Couture via unanimous decision at UFC 164 – Henderson vs. Pettis 2 on Aug / 31 / 2013, then Piotr Hallmann via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night – Machida vs. Munoz on Oct / 26 / 2013 and finally against Kevin Lee via unanimous decision at UFC 169 – Barao vs. Faber 2 on Feb / 01 / 2014. However, in his next fight he lost to Mitch Clarke via submission at UFC 173 – Barao vs. Dillashaw on May / 24 / 2014.
Rodrigo Damm (12-7) Has two knockouts, six submissions and four wins by decision. He made his UFC debut against Anistavio Medeiros de Figueiredo and won the fight via submission at UFC 147 – Silva vs. Franklin 2 on Jun / 23 / 2012.
Damm would lose his next fight against Antonio Carvalho via split decision at UFC 154 – St. Pierre vs. Condit on Nov / 17 / 2012, but then go on a two fight winning streak. He beat Mizuto Hirota via split decision at UFC on Fuel TV 10 – Nogueira vs. Werdum on Jun / 08 / 2013 and then Ivan Jorge via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night – Machida vs. Mousasi on Feb / 15 / 2014. In his next fight, he lost to Rashid Magomedov via unanimous decision at The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Finale on May / 31 / 2014.
UFC Fight Night 50 takes place Sept. 5 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn. The headline fight will be Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell.
The majority of UFC Fight Night 50 card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following a few prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Here is how the rest of the card looks like:
Gegard Mousasi vs. Ronaldo Souza
Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell
Derrick Lewis vs. Matt Mitrione
Michael Chiesa vs. Joe Lauzon
Andre Fili vs. Sean Soriano
Nik Lentz vs. Charles Oliveira
Chris Beal vs. Rob Font
Chris Camozzi vs. Rafael Natal
Rodrigo Damm vs. Al Iaquinta