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Wednesday, 01/11/2012, 03:18 pm

UFC NEWS – Akira Corassani Faces Jason Young At UFC On FUEL TV 2

In typical UFC fashion, the promotion is booking a host of regional talent for their debut event in Sweden.

As a result, Swedish fighter and Ultimate Fighter competitor, Akira Corassani is set to face Jason Young during the UFC on FUEL TV 2 fight card this April

UFC on FUEL TV 2 is now officially set to take place at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on April 14th. In the main event of the evening light-heavyweight fighters Alexander Gustafsson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will square off in a three-round matchup that is pivotal to the 205 pound division.

Corassani was introduced to UFC fans as a cast member on “The Ultimate Fighter” season 14 show. Having not faced professional competition since a TKO loss to Paul Reed on the regional circuit in early 2011, the controversial Corassani took to the Ultimate Fighter where he was eliminated in the semi-finals of the series. Injury forced him off of his scheduled UFC debut on “The Ultimate Fighter” season 14 finale, however he now gets to fight in front of his hometown crowd against Young.

Young has much to prove in welcoming Corassani to the Octagon. In a bout that likely determines his future with the promotion; he is in desperate need of a win after dropping consecutive bouts to Dustin Poirier and Michihiro Omigawa.

No word on the bouts placement on the evening’s card but it will likely be featured on the preliminary portion of the evening.

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11 Responses to “UFC NEWS – Akira Corassani Faces Jason Young At UFC On FUEL TV 2”

  1. david.uppercut says:

    this guy is a douche and I can’t wait to see him get knocked out or choked out!

  2. Akira Corassani's wants to tap says:

    Dont know why people thought I was giving up.. I just wanted to tap that ass

  3. SanSooRob says:

    Guy lies about tapping he’s trash

  4. slacker says:

    Very powerful striker! Yeah, he definitely tapped against that guy in his first fight. He also tapped earlier in his fight against Menace before the ref. saw the one that finally ended that fight. He better be learning some ground game defense or he won’t last long in the UFC. Very confident and cocky guy. I was glad to see him lose. However, that loss may be the best thing for hm. Humble him and make him a more of a student of fighting rather than just a young hot shot that goes nowhere because of an inflated ego. I’m looking forward more to the career of Dennis Bermudez than Akira though at this point.

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      Dennis is the man! He brought it in his last fight.

      • slacker says:

        Yeah, he has a great chin. His attitude seems balanced – not too up or down. I really wanted him to win that finale, but what a move by the little brazilian guy. Menace definitely brought it, as you say. If it stayed standing he was gonna K.O. that guy.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          Dennis was a major underdog going into that fight, even though he lost he did me proud! I forgot the other guys name he trains at Greg Jackson’s camp.

        • slacker says:

          Oh yeah. His name was Diego. Yeah Dennis just got caught. I hope his arm isn’t permanently damaged.

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