Two bouts have been announced for the UFC’s first-ever visit to
Promotion officials recently revealed that Englishman Brad
Pickett will lock horns with Yves Jabouin
at bantamweight and former “Ultimate Fighter” competitors Andy Ogle and
Corassani will clash at featherweight. Officially known as
Fuel TV 5, the event is set to take place on Sept. 29 at the
Capital FM Arena.
“We are very excited to be going to Nottingham for the first time,”
UFC Managing Director of International Business Marshall
Zelaznik. “Some of the biggest names in British mixed martial arts
are from Nottingham, and the fans have been campaigning for us to
bring a fight here for years. The UK fans are among the most
passionate UFC supporters on Earth, and this is going to be a
Pickett, a two time “Fight of the Night” winner, submitted Damacio
Page with a rear-naked choke in the second round of their
UFC on Fuel TV 2 bout in his last appearance. “One Punch” owns
notable victories over Demetrious
Johnson and Ivan Menvijar during his Zuffa tenure.
After posting a 1-2 mark in the UFC, Jabouin has found more success
inside the Octagon. After losing his promotional debut to Pablo Garza,
the 33-year-old Canadian has posted three straight wins in the UFC,
Watson and Jeff
Hougland in succession.
Injuries have delayed the debut of Corassani, who was last seen on
Season 14 of “TUF.” The 29-year-old Swede hasn’t competed since
February 2011, when he suffered a second-round TKO defeat to
Ogle, a native of Newcastle, was unable to fight at the “TUF 15”
Finale due to a concussion sustained during a semifinal loss to
Iaquinta on the reality show. Ogle posted a 4-0 mark in 2011
and has won seven straight fights overall.