Al Iaquinta vs. Justin Gaethje Expected For Upcoming Fight Card

UFC lightweight title challenger Al Iaquinta and division contender Justin Gaethje are each coming off of tough losses. With that in mind, it would appear that a match up between the two mixed martial artists may be in the works.

Iaquinta went toe-to-toe with undefeated fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov for the title back at UFC 223, ultimately suffering a unanimous decision defeat to the fighter. Meanwhile, Justin Gaethje threw down with Dustin Poirier in a fight of the year contender at UFC on FOX 29.

In the end, Gaethje suffered a TKO loss within the fourth round to his opponent. Speaking on his new podcast Call Me Al, Iaquinta stated that he is targeting a match up against Gaethje for August and that he has been in conversation with the UFC over the matter.

“We’re hoping for sometime in August. August, September. I think they wanted it to be sooner, but like, that guy needs a rest. I was looking out for his health with that one. He needs a break for a minute.”

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