Former The Ultimate Fighter runner up Al Iaquinta returns to action this Saturday at UFC 164: Henderson Vs Pettis II, and when his feet touch the blue canvas of the octagon it will have been 15 months since he was last in the cage. In a recent interview with Fightline, Iaquinta spoke about how he feels going into fight week and how is week is laid for week in Milwaukee.
UFC 164: Henderson Vs Pettis II takes place August 31 at the HMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Defending lightweight champion Benson Henderson looks to defend his belt for the fourth time when he takes on Anthony Pettis in a rematch of the final WEC fight in history. In the first fight, Pettis defeated Henderson in a five round back and forth bout by unanimous decision, and the result left Pettis as the final WEC Lightweight Champion. Also confirmed for the card are heavyweights Frank Mir and Josh Barnett.
“I am feeling great right now. I am amped up and ready to finally get back in the cage.”
“Training is winding down as far as intensity goes and now I’m just concentrating on getting my weight down and staying focused. I leave New York and head out to Milwaukee on Tuesday and will be joined by Ray Longo, Matt Serra and Pat DeFranco. They will all be with me and in my corner.”
“I will be doing whatever promotional stuff I have to do for the UFC leading up to the weigh-in and I will have my last couple workouts, finishing up my weight cut before Friday.”
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