The New York native plans on taking home a victory on that night, while making quick work of Cerrone as well.
“I think it’s going to be a pretty good fight no matter how it goes,” Iaquinta said to BJPenn.com. “I’m going in there, I want to make it easy. I want to make it quick. I want to make it painless on my end. I just want to go out there and finish him in the first round. I think I have all the capabilities to do it.”
Iaquinta has picked up fourteen wins as a professional MMA fighter and eight of those wins came by a form of finish.
Even if the fight does go the full five rounds, it doesn’t appear to be a problem for the lightweight title contender.
“I’ll be content to beat on him for all five rounds,” he said. “I mean, if this fight was next week, I’d be ready to go. I’ve been training hard. I just have a great formula with my team, the guys that I train with. It’s like clockwork. It’s enjoyable to go to the gym, to be with Ray Longo, Matt Serra, Aljamain Sterling, Merab [Dvalishvili], Matt Frevola… We’ve got a bunch of upcoming guys that are in the regional circuit and around my weight that are just animals, so it’s a good time. It’s a good time in the gym and it’s a good time for this fight. Everything’s coming together. It’s going to be really good.”
UFC Fight Night Ottawa takes place on Saturday, May 4 from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with Al Iaquinta and Donald Cerrone headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.
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