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UFC Signs Lightweights Clarke, Iaquinta For UFC 173

UFC Signs Lightweights Clarke, Iaquinta For UFC 173

Former Ultimate Fighter runner-up Al Iaquinta has signed up for his second fight of the new year, agreeing to meet Mitch Clarke at UFC 173.

Set for May 24 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the card features Iaquinta’s Serra-Longo Fight Team teammate Chris Weidman defending his middleweight title vs. Vitor Belfort.

Iaquinta (8-2-1) has scored three straight victories since a loss to Michael Chiesa in the finals of TUF. That includes a decision over Kevin Lee earlier this month.

Clarke (10-2) is 1-2 since signing with the UFC, defeating John Maguire via decision for his first Octagon win.

Below is a list of the fights announced to date:

UFC Middleweight Championship
Chris Weidman (c) vs. Vitor Belfort

Lightweight: Jamie Varner vs. James Krause

Bantamweight: Chris Holdsworth vs. Kyung-Ho Kang

Featherweight: Sam Sicilia vs. Doo Ho Choi

Bantamweight: TJ Dillashaw vs. Takeya Mizugaki

Lightweight: Al Iaquinta vs. Mitch Clarke

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