Al Iaquinta, a finalist on The Ultimate Fighter's "TUF Live" season in 2012, has his first UFC fight booked.
The Wantagh-raised Iaquinta will fight Joe Proctor, a teammate of his on "TUF Live," at UFC 159 on April 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Since losing in the final by first-round submission to Michael Chiesa last June, Iaquinta (5-2-1) underwent knee surgery. The Serra-Longo lightweight has been rehabbing since.
Proctor (8-2, 1-1 UFC) won his bout on the Ultimate Finale undercard that same season, then lost a decision to Ramsey Nijem.