Al Iaquinta Replaces Benson Henderson in UFC Fight Night 63 Co-Main Event

February 3, 2015
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The April 4, UFC Fight Night 63 event in Fairfax, Va., has a new co-main event. Al Iaquinta faces Jorge Masvidal in a lightweight bout with implications in the 155-pound rankings.

Al IaquintaIaquinta (11-3-1) has finished his last three opponents and cracked the top 15 fighter rankings. He last competed at UFC 183 on Jan. 31, defeating Joe Lauzon by technical knockout.

Masvidal (28-8) is riding a three-fight winning streak. He was originally scheduled to face Bobby Green, but an injury forced Green out of the fight. He was then lined up against former lightweight champion Benson Henderson, but Henderson was removed from the match-up to face Brandon Thatch at UFC Fight Night 60. Henderson is going up a weight class to fight Thatch.

> SEE ALSO: Benson Henderson Steps Up to Face Brandon Thatch at UFC Fight Night in Colorado 

UFC Fight Night 63 takes place at the Patriot Center in Fairfax on April 4 and is headlined by a featherweight match-up between No. 2 ranked Chad Mendes and No. 4 ranked Ricardo Lamas.

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