The last fight of the quarterfinals will feature two members of Team Faber—Al Iaquinta and Andy Ogle—squaring off to determine who will continue the quest of fulfilling their dreams.

But before the two go to war, The MMA Corner’s Corey Adams will predict who will have his hand raised this Friday.

Al Iaquinta (5-1-1) vs. Andy Ogle (8-1)

Teammates will now become enemies after training with one another since day one. This usually happens in every season of The Ultimate Fighter, but it is difficult to face someone who knows your tendencies.

Iaquinta has been Faber’s top guy since the season began. The 24-year-old trains out with the camp of former UFC champion Matt Serra and head trainer Ray Longo. In his time before the show, Iaquinta competed in the Ring of Combat promotion that has produced talented fighters including Frankie Edgar and Jim Miller.

After earning a decision over Jon Tuck to make it into the house, Iaquinta was Faber’s main focus when the rosters were selected. Iaquinta then went on to edge past Myles Jury by split decision to put himself in the quarterfinals.

With help from Serra, Longo, and now Team Alpha Male, Iaquinta is progressing into a solid fighter and will be the favorite to advance on Friday night. But in his way will be a hungry Brit hoping to pull off an upset.

Andy Ogle made a statement in his last fight, and is very confident in his abilities to advance a step further.

Ogle defeated Mike Rio by submission a couple weeks ago and is becoming a huge threat for anyone. The native of England is as tough as they come and has put together an all-around game with great striking and wrestling.

Coach Dominick Cruz, along with MMA fans, will be in for a treat to sit back and watch these teammates battle it out inside the Octagon. Expect this to be a very close fight that will be decided by the three judges sitting cageside.

It’s hard not to go with Iaquinta due to the talent and training experience, but Ogle will be the pick in this fight. This fight has the potential to be fought everywhere in the cage, and will come down to who has the extra toughness to pull out a win. If you’re a gambler, Ogle wouldn’t be a bad underdog to take. Look for Ogle to defeat Iaquinta by decision.

To find out the result of the fight and review the full episode, check out The Ultimate Fighter: Live – The Aftermath, Week Eleven

Photo: Al Iaquinta (R) (Josh Hedges/Zuffa, LLC)

About The Author

Corey Adams
Staff Writer

Corey Adams didn't grow up watching mixed martial arts, considering the UFC was just getting started the year he was born, but in his teenage years, witnessed the action and has fallen in love with the sport. Corey was the first to join The MMA Corner staff -- other than founder Josh Davis -- and has been writing for the site ever since. Corey attends Austin Peay State University, where he majors in Communications with a focus on journalism. When he's not covering MMA, Corey is still writing on many sports with both local and campus newspapers. His favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves and Denver Broncos. Follow him on Twitter at the link below.