UFC Fight Night 63 just got a red hot lightweight match added, as we learn that Jorge Masvidal vs Al Iaquinta is official. “Gamebred” was originally scheduled to face Bobby Green before he fell ill, and then Benson Henderson at the event on April 4th at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia, before “Smooth” decided to skip the weight class and face Brandon Thatch.
There was then talk of a pairing with lightweight fight machine Donald Cerrone, but it turns out that “Raging” is just as interesting a fight, and perhaps more in line with the rankings. Iaquinta last fought at UFC 183 this past weekend (Saturday January 31st, 2015) with a milestone win over Joe Lauzon.
It seems the second round TKO over such a solid guy has earned the Serra-Longo product a shot at a very dangerous #13 ranked Masvidal. We’ll keep you updated to the UFC Fight Night 63 card if it somehow changes again, but as it stands with the addition Jorge Masvidal vs Al Iaquinta, it’s looking pretty solid:
Chad Mendes (16-2) vs. Ricardo Lamas (15-3)
Jorge Masvidal (28-8) vs. TBA
Dustin Poirier (16-4) vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira (11-1)
Michael Chiesa (11-2) vs. Mitch Clarke (11-2)
Liz Carmouche (9-5) vs. Lauren Murphy (8-1)
Shamil Abdurahimov (15-2) vs. Timothy Johnson (8-1)
Luke Barnatt (8-2) vs. Clint Hester (11-4)
Julianna Pena (5-2) vs. Milana Dudieva (11-3)
Clay Guida (31-15) vs. Robbie Peralta (18-5)
Justin Jones (3-1) vs. Ron Stallings (12-7)
Gray Maynard (11-6-1) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (21-6-1)