Max Holloway versus Frankie Edgar. Justin Gaethje versus Eddie Alvarez. Francis Ngannou versus Alistair Overeem. Henry Cejudo versus Sergio Pettis. Are you kidding? UFC 218 has quickly turned into a contender for Card of the Year, at least on paper, and the announcements aren’t even done yet. The latest scrap to be added to this monster event is Al Iaquinta taking on Paul Felder.
— MaRCeL DoRFF (@BigMarcel24) October 13, 2017
Despite his love/hate relationship with the UFC, Al Iaquinta is on a five-fight win streak with his two latest wins over Diego Sanchez and Jorge Masvidal. Paul Felder has been enjoying some desk duties, but he’s on a two-fight win streak himself. This fight might not have too much baring on the state of the weltwerweight division, but it’s sure guaranteed to be an exciting fight. The fight was first mentioned after talking to Karyn Bryant about a certain someone, who just happened to retweet the cryptic tweet. Of course, that ended up being Al Iaquinta.
Cryptic tweet: So today @felderpaul told us about a fight that was offered to him. He said yes + is just waiting on the other guy to sign on. I WANT TO SEE THIS FIGHT!! And so would you… #NoWayItCouldBeBoring #YesPlease #UFCGodsMakeItHappen #UFC #MMA
— Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) October 7, 2017
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/12/2017.