Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes its debut in the suburb of Kanata with its UFC Fight Night 151: “Iaquinta vs. Cowboy” mixed martial arts (MMA) event TONIGHT (Sat., May 4, 2019) on ESPN+ from inside Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Leading the charge will be the lightweight clash between former title contenders Al Iaquinta and Donald Cerrone. The former is ranked No. 4 in the promotion’s official rankings (see them here) while the latter clocks in at No. 8.
Iaquinta (14-4-1) was last seen turning away Kevin Lee in their five-round headliner back in December. “Ragin’ Al” has quietly put together a 6-1 run dating back to early 2014 and could return to title contention with a big performance in Ottawa.
Here’s a look at what he can do:
As for Cerrone (35-11, 1 NC), he’s looking to win his third straight after a pair of dominant performances against Mike Perry and Alexander Hernandez. “Cowboy” has oscillated between lightweight and welterweight over the last three years.
Here’s what he’s been up to in between fights:
Time to follow in dad’s footsteps?
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