Fighters react to tonight’s Kevin Lee vs. Al Iaquinta 2 main event

By Chris Taylor - December 15, 2018

A key lightweight rematch featuring Kevin Lee taking on Al Iaquinta headlined tonight’s UFC on FOX 31 fight card in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Lee and Iaquinta had first met at UFC 169 in February of 2014, with “Raging Al” emerging victortious by way of unanimous decision.

Kevin Lee (17-3 MMA) entered tonight’s main event on the heels of a fifth-round TKO victory over Edson Barboza which occurred at April’s UFC event in Atlantic City.

The Motown Phenom” has won six of his past seven UFC appearances overall, scoring five stoppage victories in that span.

Meanwhile, Al Iaquinta entered tonight’s headliner coming off a unanimous decision loss to current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223.

Prior to the setback, the Long Island native was riding a five-fight winning streak.

Tonight’s rematch lived up to expectations as Kevin Lee and Al Iaquinta went to war for twenty-five straight minutes much to the delight of the crown in Milwaukee.

After a competitive opening three rounds, Al Iaquinta was able to turn the tide in rounds four and five, smothering Kevin Lee with flurries of punches.

After five rounds of thrilling action, the fight went to the judges for decision. Al Iaquinta was awarded a unanimous decision victory with the scorecards reading as follows: 48-47, 48-47, 49-46.

Check out how the pros reacted to tonight’s UFC on FOX 31 main event below.

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