Al Iaquinta vs. Piotr Hallmann
Round 1: The two touch gloves. Iaquinta immediately goes for a takedown. Hallmann is warned twice not to grab the cage. He defends the takedown attempt. Iaquinta lands to the body with a kick. Hallmann is moving forward. Iaquinta looks for a takedown but Hallman has none of it. Hallmann lands a left hook. Iaquinta lands a stiff jab. Iaquinta steps in with an elbow. Iaquinta gets another takedown attempt stuffed. Hallmann lands a combination. Iaquinta fires back with a right hand. Iaquinta delivers a lead uppercut. Hallmann lands a right hand. Iaquinta goes to the body with a kick and another. Iaquinta works for a single leg takedown. Hallmann shakes it off. Hallmann changes levels and takes Iaquinta down in the closing seconds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Hallmann, but it was a close round.
Round 2: Iaquinta lands to the body with a right hand. Hallmann steps in with a right hand. Hallmann lands a combination. Iaquinta throws a high kick and Hallmann takes him down. Iaquinta gets back to his feet and they work along the cage. Iaquinta lands a left hook. They exchange left hands. Hallmann lands a knee. Iaquinta lands an outside leg kick and circles away. Iaquinta lands a right hook that hurts Hallmann. Iaquinta recognizes it and moves in. He lands a right hand that knocks Hallmann down. Hallmann works for a takedown but Iaquinta stuffs it. Hallmann stands and Iaquinta fires off a head kick that’s partially blocked. Iaquinta secures a takedown but Hallmann quickly gets back to his feet. Iaquinta lands to the body followed by a right hand to the head. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Iaquinta.
Round 3: Hallmann lands a kick to the body and pushes forward with his jab. Hallmann changes levels and works for a takedown. Hallmann lands a right hand on the break. Iaquinta circles. Iaquinta lands leg kicks and stuffs a takedown attempt by Hallmann. Hallmann lands a spinning back kick to the body. Hallmann steps in with a left hand but gets accidentally poked in the eye. He’s given time to recover and the referee warns Iaquinta. The fight is restarted. Iaquinta lands a right hand over the top. Hallmann lands a combination and Iaquinta answers with a right hand to the body. Hallmann secures a takedown but Iaquinta scrambles to his feet. Iaquinta lands a right hand and Hallmann works for a single leg takedown. Iaquinta shakes it off and secures a takedown of his own. Hallmann rolls and Iaquinta takes his back. Hallmann stands and is met with a knee. Iaquinta takes Hallmann down in the closing moments. Hallmann stands and Iaquinta takes him down again. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Iaquinta.
The judges scored the fight for Iaquinta by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27.