UFC 218 is shaping up to be one helluva card and the latest fight to be added has ‘Fight of the Night’ written all over it.
Al Iaquinta (13-3-1) will take on Paul Felder (14-3) in a lightweight fight set to take place on the main card, as announced by the Detroit Free Press.
UFC 218: No. 11 Al Iaquinta vs. Paul Felder added to LCA fight https://t.co/Y1w4GuONMn
— Detroit Free Press (@freep) October 12, 2017
Iaquinta has had a troubled relationship with the UFC of late and a slew of knee injuries have kept him on the sidelines for the past two years. He last competed back in April when he defeated Diego Sanchez via TKO after just 98-seconds of the first round. The Serra-Longo man will look to continue his winning run on December 1 with a win over the “Irish Dragon”.
Felder most recently took on Stevie Ray in the main event of UFC Glasgow and went on to win by first round TKO. The Philadelphia born man will be looking to make a run at the top of the divison and a win against Iaquinta will certainly put him in a good place to do exactly that.
UFC 218 Fight Card So Far:
Max Holloway (c) x Frankie Edgar
Francis Ngannou x Alistair Overeem
Eddie Alvarez x Justin Gaethje
Henry Cejudo x Sergio Pettis
Al Iaquinta x Paul Felder
Felipe Herrig x Courtney Casey
Sabah Homasi x Abdul Razak Alhassan
David Teymur x Drakkar Klose
Yancy Medeiros x Alex Oliveira