Archive: Akira Corassani

Nov 1, 2014 2:33 pm

Corassani Says ‘Fear The Fighter’ Apparel Not Paying What’s Owed

Ultimate Fighter Veteran, Akira Corassani has been supporting his sponsor, “Fear The Fighter”, for two-fights, and not been paid. Now he’s had it, and is making this news public, in hopes of getting what’s owed. Check it: @Fearthefighter You have 48 hours to pay me my money for my last two fights or I'm going...

Oct 5, 2014 3:56 pm

Holloway Admits He Was “Feeling Bad” For Pummeling Corassani

Max Holloway finished Akira Corassani in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Stockholm yesterday in pretty brutal fashion. The finish was considered by many to be a late stoppage on the referee’s part, something Holloway agreed with. He spoke to media members following the win at the post-fight press conference saying: “I was like,...

Oct 4, 2014 2:01 pm

UFC Fight Night 53: Story Snaps Nelson’s Undefeated Streak

Rick Story was once “The Next Big Thing” in the welterweight division. A loss to Charlie Brenneman in 2011 derailed his fast-track to the title and he was never able to regain his momentum after that. Gunnar “Gunny” Nelson was experiencing the same amount of attention from fans and media— and it was well deserved....

Oct 4, 2014 9:04 am

“UFC Fight Night 53: Nelson vs. Story” Official Results

UFC kicks off the first event of their double header today with a card headlined by Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story! The event will air live on UFC Fight Pass from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Join us here at BJPENN.COM for up to the minute live results and updates! Main card (On...


Oct 3, 2014 8:05 am

UFC Fight Night 53 weigh-in results: All 20 fighters on weight

The UFC Fight Night 53 weigh-ins took place earlier today in Stockholm, and all 20 competitors were successful in making their respective weight cuts. The weigh-ins took place at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, which is the same venue that will host this Saturday’s UFC Fight Pass-streamed event. UFC Fight Night 53 is headlined by a...

Aug 28, 2014 4:05 pm

Holloway in For TKZ, Faces Corassani In Sweden

Hawaii’s own, Max “Blessed” Holloway is stepping up, and filling the UFC Fight Night 53 void left by the injured, Korean Zombie. UFC officials announced the new booking this afternoon. UFC fight Night 53 goes down from the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 4. The booking is a short turnaround for Holloway, who...

Aug 26, 2014 7:12 am

Breaking: Korean Zombie injured, forced out of UFC Fight Night 53

“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has been forced out of his scheduled “UFC Fight Night 53” co-main event bout with Akira Corassani (12-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC), this according to his agent Brian Rhee. Rhee told BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor that “shoulder issues” were to blame for KZ’s decision to withdraw from the...

Aug 14, 2014 9:15 am

UFC Fight Night 53 lineup finalized with 11 bouts

The world famous octagon will return to Sweden for “UFC Fight Night 53,” an 11 bout fight card that takes place October 4 live from the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm. The event is headlined by a welterweight clash between Rick Story (17-8 MMA, 10-6 UFC)and Gunnar Nelson (13-0-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC). Gunnar Nelson is coming...

Aug 9, 2014 7:44 am

The Korean Zombie Returns, Faces Akira Corassani In UFC Co-Headliner

A featherweight bout between Chang Sung Jung and Akira Corassani has been added to the UFC’s upcoming UFC Fight Night 53 card. The two will be placed in the evening’s co-main event alongside Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story. UFC Fight Night 53 is set to go down from the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden on...

Apr 18, 2014 6:17 am

Dustin Poirier Sets Two New Records In Featherweight Division

Dustin “Diamond” Poirier set the record for featherweight wins (with 8) at the TUF Nations Finale, this past Wednesday night, winning an entertaining scrap with Akira Corassani. By stopping Akira to take home that record-breaking win, he has also set the record for most stoppages in featherweight history (5). Poirier found himself in some serious trouble in round...

Feb 28, 2014 2:10 pm

Dustin Porier vs Akira Corassani added to TUF Nations Finale

The UFC just added a bout between two streaking featherweights to The Ultimate Fighter: Nations finale, where Dustin Porier (15-3, 7-2 UFC) will fight Akira Corassani (12-3, 3-0 UFC). Dave Deibert of Postmedia News first announced the bout. While both fighters are on winning streaks, the match up is a bit odd. Porier is number...

Dec 3, 2013 7:49 am

Frankie Edgar Reveals TUF 19 Coaching Staff

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, who coaches opposite former lightweight champion BJ Penn on The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 show, has revealed to Bloody Elbow who his coaches were this season. “I brought the guys I work with every day and believe in. I brought in Mark Henry, Ricardo Almeida, Renzo Gracie, Anderson Franca, and some...

Dec 3, 2013 7:13 am

Medical Suspensions Report: Akira Tops List Of 8 Fighter Suspensions

Akira Corassani, who won via disqualification due to an illegal knee against Maximo Blanco at The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 Finale has now been sidelined for up to six months. Corassani had his nose broken in five places due to the knee, and the Nevada State Athletic Commission has decided to medically suspend the The...

Dec 2, 2013 10:30 am

Maximo Blanco Ashamed Of Illegal Knee To Akira Corassani

“I don’t understand English, so I didn’t really quite understand what referee told me at the neutral corner. I am not making any excuse here, but when adrenaline is pumping its hard to understand the language I am not familiar with. So when he waved off the fight, I actually thought I won by a...

Dec 2, 2013 10:29 am

.gif | Maximo Blanco’s Illegal Knee That Broke Akira’s Nose In Five Places

During last weekend’s TUF 18 Finale event Maximo Blanco was disqualified for landing a fight ending illegal knee that put his opponent, Akira Corassani, in the hospital with a concussion and a broken nose. If you missed the fight, which aired on Fox Sports 1, you can catch the infraction in the animated .gif’s below....

Dec 2, 2013 6:56 am

Nate Diaz: ‘Gilbert and I are the best lightweights in the world’

“I think in boxing they start hopping in when they’re taking a lot of punches, or maybe their corner would have threw in the towel, but I wasn’t going to stop. I was just trying to set up a good one to land to finish it off if they weren’t going to stop it. I’m...

Dec 1, 2013 10:49 am

Akira Corassani’s Nose Broken In Five Places Due to Illegal Knee

Akira Corassani and Maximo Blanco wrapped up last night’s preliminary bouts in controversial fashion. We saw action from the get-go as Blanco quickly took to the middle of the octagon and backed his opponent up against the fence. Blanco took Corassani down and started unloading heavy blows, trying to end the fight quick. Corassani was...

Nov 30, 2013 9:52 pm

TUF 18 Finale Results: Diaz Knocks Maynard Out In Round 1

Including preliminary bouts, we went four hours into the event until we heard Diaz and Maynard mentioned for the first time. They didn’t even need a round to steal the show. Unfortunately for Maynard, it was at his expense. Gray Maynard opened up the bout strong, keeping his distance from Nate Diaz’s bizarre strikes. He...

Nov 30, 2013 8:16 pm

TUF 18 Finale Results: Duke Dominates Morgan, Wins By Way of Unanimous Decision

The first round was all Jessamyn Duke. She attacked right from the start and even when she was in a disadvantageous position, she was still throwing blows. Morgan had Duke pressed against the fence, but Duke was still throwing knees from the clinch. After she turned the tables and put Morgan against the fence, she...

Nov 30, 2013 9:18 am

‘TUF 18 Finale: Diaz vs. Maynard’ Main Card Play-By-Play And Live Results

Tonight from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, the UFC brings us the ‘TUF 18 Finale: Diaz vs. Maynard’ event live on FOX Sports 1. If you cannot make the live broadcast or attend in person follow along with BJPENN.COM for our live results and play-by-play. Main Card Results: Raquel Pennington defeated Roxanne...