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Al Iaquinta to face Rodrigo Damm on UFC's Foxwoods card

UFC fighter Al Iaquinta of Wantagh trains at

UFC fighter Al Iaquinta of Wantagh trains at Ray Longo MMA in Garden City on Jan. 25, 2014. Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Wantagh's Al Iaquinta still can't fight in his home state of New York -- unless it's on camera in an independent TV pilot called "Choke Artist."

But his next UFC fight will be close to home. Iaquinta will face Rodrigo Damm in a lightweight bout at Foxwoods Casino on Sept. 5 at UFC Fight Night.  Both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout.

The card will be headlined by Jacare Souza and Gegard Mousasi in a middleweight bout that could help determine the next title contender for Iaquinta's Serra-Longo teammate Chris Weidman. 

Iaquinta (8-3-1, 3-2 UFC) won three straight before losing to Mitch Clarke by second-round submission at UFC 173 in May. 

New York Sports