Rodrigo Damm-Al Iaquinta Lightweight Bout Set for UFC Fight Night in Connecticut

By Sherdog.com Staff Jul 13, 2014
Rodrigo Damm is still trying to find a foothold in the UFC. | Gleidson Venga/Sherdog.com



Brazilian veteran Rodrigo Damm and “The Ultimate Fighter 15” runner-up Al Iaquinta are set to meet in a lightweight bout when the Ultimate Fighting Championship hits Connecticut in September.

UFC officials Saturday announced the matchup, which will take place on the undercard of UFC Fight Night “Mousasi vs. Jacare.” Headlined by middleweights Gegard Mousasi and “Jacare” Ronaldo Souza, the Fox Sports 1-broadcast event goes down Sept. 5 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn.

Strikeforce transfer Damm, 34, joined the UFC two years ago and has amassed a 4-2 record inside the Octagon. The Alliance Jiu-Jitsu fighter recently had a two-fight winning streak halted when he came up on the wrong end of a unanimous decision to Rashid Magomedov on May 31.

Iaquinta, 27, hails from Long Island, N.Y., and represents the Serra-Longo Fight Team, home to the likes of Chris Weidman and Eddie Gordon. After falling to Michael Chiesa in the “TUF 15” final, Iaquinta racked up three straight wins, but that streak was snapped when Mitch Clarke choked him unconscious at UFC 173 in May.

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