“I went to throw a cartwheel kick and usually you come down on the side,” Meerschaert said. “But then my leg went higher than I knew it could and my heel scraped him up a bit. It was my first ever workout for my hometown so I’m a little gassed up.”
Speaking of having fuel, “Raging” Al Iaquinta pumped the crowd up on multiple occasions. First he did it by introducing the other members of his team Aljamain Sterling and Merab Dvalishvilli. Then he did it by displaying his raw power in the striking game. After his workout Iaquinta posed with fans for pictures, a fan even gave him a shirt. It’s safe to say the people of Milwaukee are excited to Saturday’s main event.
Following Iaquinta was welterweight Zak Ottow, another local fighter who wowed the audience with crisp combos, power and his fluid movement. Ottow is taking on Dwight Grant in the FS1 prelim headliner, but regardless of the fight’s outcome Ottow is just excited to be fighting in front of family of friends. He left the stage with a nice message for the crowd.
“Thank you everyone for showing up,” Ottow said. “Thank you for showing some support for our fighters from Milwaukee.”