Iaquinta to Enter the Danger Zone Against Clarke at UFC 173
Mitch Clarke will face Al Iaquinta at UFC 173 according to a UFC Facebook post today. The fight will take place May 24 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Saskatoon’s Mitch Clarke (10-2) will be entering the fight after his first UFC win. That win came in Winnipeg at UFC 161 against John Maguire via decision. Clarke is 1-2 in the UFC but has steadily improved since his 2011 debut loss to John Cholish.
Al Iaquinta (8-2) is 3-1 in the UFC and fights for the Ray Longo-Matt Serra fight team. After losing the Ultimate Fighter Live final to Michael Chiesa, Iaquinta has reeled off three consecutive victories against Ryan Couture, Piotr Hallman, and Kevin Lee.
The bout joins a card headlined by Vitor Belfort challenging Iaquinta’s teammate Chris Weidman for the UFC Middleweight title.