Check out the UFC Nashville video highlights of Al Iaquinta destroying Diego Sanchez in under 2 minutes.
The co-main event for UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov saw the return of “Ragin” Al Iaquinta, as he knocked out Diego Sanchez cold with a cracking right cross in just 1:38 into the first round. This was Iaquinta’s first fight in 2-years, and boy did he return in style. Despite his time away from the sport, Iaquinta has retained his Top-15 status, and put the UFC lightweight division on notice. In his post-fight in-cage interview, Iaquinta passed on picking his next opponent, and instead asked for anyone selling a house to hit him up.
Check out Eddie Mercado’s play-by-play of Al Iaquinta vs. Diego Sanchez:
Rd. 1- Sanchez opens the fight with a kick to the body of Iaquinta. Iaquinta lands a stiff right hand the face of Sanchez. Iaquinta sticks out his left hand looking to measure Sanchez. A clean right hook drops Sanchez, and Iaquinta pounces. Sanchez makes it back to his feet, but Iaquinta lands a laser right hand that shut out the lights of Sanchez.
-Al Iaquinta def. Diego Sanchez by KO at of round 1
Watch Al Iaquinta make his UFC return with a spectacular knockout of Diego Sanchez:
Al Iaquinta knocks out Diego Sanchez in the first round! #UFCNashville https://t.co/xKetEiBfdL
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