Pros react to Al Iaquinta’s knockout win over Diego Sanchez

By Chris Taylor - April 23, 2017

Pros react to Al Iaquinta’s knockout win over Diego Sanchez

Al Iaquinta returns at UFC 223

UFC lightweight contender Al Iaquinta returned to action at tonight’s UFC Fight Night 108 event in Nashville where he took on seasoned veteran Diego Sanchez.

Sanchez looked good in the opening minute, landing some decent kicks and a couple of punches. However, once Al Iaquinta found his range he was able to land a brutal right hand on the chin of Sanchez. Diego was able to get back up to his feet, but a second right hand from Iaquinta put him down for good (watch the finish here).

Here is how the pros reacted to Iaquinta’s brutal first-round knockout victory Diego Sanchez.

Get the full Al Iaquinta vs. Diego Sanchez fight recap below:

Round one begins and Sanchez charges forward quickly. He lands a low kick to start things off. He charges forward with a combination that misses. Al lands a left but Diego counters beautifully with a right hand over the top. Iaquinta responds with a low kick. He circles and then misses with a right. Diego goes to the body with a front kick. He misses with a follow up jab. Iaquinta lands a huge right hand that drops Sanchez. Diego gets back up to his feet and moves forward. Iaquinta catches Diego with another massive right hand and this one is all over. WOW!

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