Nick Catone vs James Head, Al Iaquinta vs Joe Proctor Added to UFC 159

Nick Catone

Nick Catone

  • 9-4 MMA / 3-4 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: John Howard, Jesse Forbes, Constantinos Philipou

James Head

James Head

  • 9-3 MMA / 2-2 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Gerald Harris, Papy Abedi, Brian Ebersole

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Al Iaquinta

 

Al Iaquinta

  • 5-2-1 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins:

Joe Proctor

 

Joe Proctor

  • 8-2 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Jeremy Larsen

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UFC 159

April 27th, 2013

Newark, New Jersey

Prudential Center

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Nick Catone likely finds himself fighting for his job at UFC 159 on the heels of a two-fight win streak. Submission ace, TJ Waldburger choked Catone unconscious in the second round with a triangle choke at the TUF 16 Finale. Previous to that, Catone was clearly two rounds ahead on the scorecards against Chris Camozzi, but the ringside doctor stopped the fight in the third round, due to a nasty cut and Camozzi was awarded the TKO victory.

James Head had two-fight win streak snapped at the TUF 16 Finale by Mike Pyle, who earned a first round TKO victory. Head had previously won back-to-back fights against Papy Abedi and Brian Ebersole following his loss to Nick Ring in his UFC debut.

The Ultimate Fighter 15 runner-up, Al Iaquinta finally returns to the octagon after injuries have kept him out for nearly a year. Iaquinta was stopped by Michael Chiesa in the first round by submission on the show’s finale. It was his second loss in a row professionally, previously losing to former UFC fighter, Pat Audinwood at a Ring of Combat event.

Fellow Ultimate Fighter 15 cast member, Joe Proctor suffered his first lost in the UFC at UFC on FOX 5, dropping a unanimous decision to Ramsey Nijem. The loss snapped a four-fight win streak, including a first round TKO win over Jeremy Larsen in his UFC debut.

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