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Al Iaquinta steps in to face Jorge Masvidal at UFC Fight Night 63

Al Iaquinta vs. Jorge Masvidal has been booked for UFC Fight Night 63, sorry Cowboy.

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While Donald Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal have agreed on social media to face each other, the UFC matchmakers have decided to go on a different direction for the April card. As announced by the UFC, it will be Al Iaquinta who will be stepping in to face Masvidal instead.

Iaquinta is fresh off an impressive TKO win against a veteran and fan favorite in Joe Lauzon, and he will be back in camp soon for a relatively short notice bout on April 4th.

The win at UFC 183 saw Iaquinta debut on the rankings as the top 15th lightweight, while Masvidal currently sits at number 13 in the division. The bout will be the co-headliner of the Fight Night card headlined by Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas.

Check out the updated fight card below:

UFC Fight Night 63
April 4, 2015

Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas
Jorge Masvidal vs. Al Iaquinta
Michael Chiesa vs. Mitch Clarke
Dustin Poirier vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Clint Hester vs. Luke Barnatt
Liz Carmouche vs. Lauren Murphy
Julianna Peña vs. Milana Dudieva
Shamil Abdurahimov vs. Timothy Johnson
Clay Guida vs. Robbie Peralta
Ron Stallings vs. Justin Jones
Gray Maynard vs. Alexander Yakovlev