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Al Iaquinta Confirms Fight With Anthony Njokuani Off (Exclusive)

Former Ultimate Fighter runner-up Al Iaquinta has had a hard time keeping opponents lined up.

Iaquinta, who agreed to step in for Paul Taylor and meet Anthony Njokuani next month in England at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Munoz, confirmed with FightLine that Njokuani has been forced out with an injury.

Coming off a win over Ryan Couture for his first UFC victory, Iaquinta remains hopeful that he will fight again this year, either against a new opponent at the October card or on another event saying that he “should find out soon” what’s in store.

“Whoever they give me (I am down to fight),” Iaquinta said.

Following the victory vs. Couture, Iaquinta talked with us about the emotions going through his body in having his hand raised inside the Octagon for the first time.

“Getting my hand raised was the best feeling in the world,” Iaquinta said. “I had set a goal to win my first fight in the UFC and I had reached it.

“Now, I have to re-evaluate my goals going forward and I have a whole new set to work towards.”