Akira Corassani-Robbie Peralta Announced for UFC on Fuel TV 9 in Stockholm
A featherweight confrontation between Akira
has been greenlit for
UFC on Fuel TV 9
, promotion officials announced Tuesday.
UFC on Fuel TV 9 takes place April 6 at Ericsson Globe Arena in
Stockholm and nearly marks the one-year anniversary of the Las
Vegas-based promotion’s first trip to Sweden. The Fuel TV-broadcast
main draw is headlined by a light heavyweight fight between Swedish
Gustafsson and former Dream and Strikeforce titlist Gegard
Verbal agreements are in place for the Corassani-Peralta shodown,
though it is currently unknown whether the bout will be a part of
the main card or the Facebook-streamed prelims. The featherweights
were initially expected to collide next Saturday at UFC 156, but
the fight was postponed due to Corassani coming down with an
An alumnus of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 14, Corassani saw an
injury prevent him from competing in both the show’s live season
finale and UFC on Fuel TV 2 last year. Corassani finally made his
Octagon debut this past September at UFC on Fuel TV 5, taking a
hard-fought split decision from “TUF 14” cast mate Andy Ogle to
earn his 10th career win.
Peralta was also last seen in September, earning a 23-second
knockout over British striker Jason Young
at UFC on Fuel TV 5. “Problems” has not lost since 2009, posting
two wins with one no-contest to start his UFC career. The
27-year-old owns 12 of his 16 wins via knockout and has gone the
distance just thrice in nearly six years as a pro.
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