Al Iaquinta meets Joe Proctor at UFC 159

A lightweight bout has been added to UFC 159 on April 27th in New Jersey as TUF Live Alums meet as Al Iaquinta will face Joe Proctor. UFC 159

UFC officials announced the fight on Thursday and it will take place on the preliminary portion of the fight card, which will air on FX and Facebook.

Iaquinta (5-2-1) was a finalist on The Ultimate Fighter 15 and lost in the finale to Michael Chiesa by technical submission. It was his second straight lost, with his previous defeat coming outside of the UFC. Prior to his two fight losing streak, he had won four in a row, with three of the victories coming by TKO/KO.

Proctor (8-2) was also a participant on season 15 of the UFC reality shot and won his official UFC debut against Jeremy Larsen by knockout in the first round. The victory was his fourth straight win and it was his first win by knockout. He would return to the octagon at UFC on FOX 5 in December and was defeated by Ramsey Nijem.

UFC 159 takes place on April 27th from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey and will be headlined by Jon Jones defending the UFC light heavyweight title against Chael Sonnen.