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The Ultimate Fighter 14 Semi Finalist, Akira Corassani made it two wins from two inside the Octagon after pipping Robbie Peralta to a decision win after a late rally. It was a pretty even match up by all accounts but some extra work from the Swede towards to the end of the 15 minute fight swung the decision in his favour. The duo kicked off the Main Card in Stockholm, Sweden.
After a long campaign from his fans to see him compete against the World's best inside the Octagon, Irish MMA Superstar in the making, Conor McGregor got his shot at the big time at UFC on FUEL 9 in Sweden and he most certainly did not disappoint. The man named Notorious backed up everything he said he was going to do in the lead up to the fight, and in style too.
If it wasn't enough pressure headlining the event of your very first UFC fight, Gegard Mousasi has had a tough week waiting to find out who he would actually be facing off with come tomorrow evening. Swedish 205'er, Ilir Latifi stepped into the breach on four days notice and Mousasi says he is ready to remind everyone of his abilities against who he calls a risky opponent.
After week of turmoil, the UFC's second trip to Sweden is almost upon us with all fighters taking to the scales earlier today for the customary weigh in's. After Alexander Gustafsson was ruled out of the headline fight with Gegard Mousasi, his replacement, Ilir Latifi came in within the weight requirement for the Light Heavyweight clash even on just 4 days notice.
With just weeks to go until the coaches of the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter meet inside the Octagon, check out this video preview of the main clashes at the upcoming UFC 159 in Newark, New Jersey. Chael Sonnen makes his return to Light Heavyweight to challenge the reigning Champ, Jon Jones in the headlining fight of the night and the video takes a closer look at the 205lbs tilt.
The UFC just keep the fight's coming with yet more fight announcements revealed this week. Rosi Sexton is UK Womens MMA's stand out fighter and she finally gets to ply her trade inside the Octagon. Two Ultimate Fighter veterans square off in a Lightweight clash, an injury replacement at Welterweight and a whole host of Brazilian's get match up's lined up for the coming months.
The UFC's progression in the UK market has always hinged on the promotion finding the right deal to suit and according to UFC Chief, Garry Cook the deal may not be too far away. Cook says the UFC are targeting a deal which will bring more exposure to the promotion and hopefully include a weekly magazine show. The UFC don't plan on stopping there, with a long term goal set out for the UK as a whole.
Former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champ, Gegard Mousasi has been speaking about his upcoming UFC debut at UFC on FUEL TV 9 in Sweden this weekend and says those who don't think he has faced top level competition in his career, you don't know the sport at all. Mousasi also spoke about the exposure of fighting in the UFC and the pressures of competing inside the Octagon.