(TUF Finalist Al Iaquinta)
The finalists for the first live season of "The Ultimate Fighter"have been decided. Team Faber members Al Iaquinta will take on Mike Chiesa atThe Ultimate Fighter Live Finale. The card takes place June 1 at the PalmsCasino Resort in Las Vegas.
Iaquinta started his TUF campaign with a decision victory over Jon Tuck to earna spot in the fighter house. He then bested favorite, Myles Jury, Andy Ogle andVinc Pichel to reach the finals. His devastating knockout of Ogle in thequarterfinals earned him a knockout bonus. Before joining the cast, Iaquintafought exclusively for Ring of Combat. His lone career loss came against UFCveteran Pat Audinwood.
Chiesa is undefeated inside and outside of the reality show competition. He wonall four of his bouts on the show including knockouts of James Vick and JustinLawrence. He also sports a spotless 7-0 record as a professional. He trainswith Strikeforce veteran Lyle Beerbohm.
Headlining the TUF finale card is a welterweight fight between Jake Ellenbergerand Martin Kampmann. Several other cast members from the show will fight on thepreliminary card.