Swedish Star Added to UFC Fight Night Lineup in Stockholm
Dec. 4, 2014
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London, UK – Swedish mixed martial arts star Akira Corassani will look for a win on home soil when he faces American Sam Sicilia at the second biggest event in UFC® history, UFC FIGHT NIGHT: GUSTAFSSON vs JOHNSON.
"This is truly amazing and a dream coming true," Corassani said. "As an old football player I don’t want to miss the chance to fight in a filled-up football arena."
The featherweight bout adds further strength to the high quality card- headlined by Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson - set to take place on Saturday 24th January at the Tele2 Arena, and with tickets selling out fast fans are urged to buy now via www.axs.com.
Former competitor on season 15 of The Ultimate Fighter; Sicilia (13-5-0), fighting out of Spokane, WA USA, fought three times in 2014 recording two losses and one win against Aaron Phillips at UFC 173. While Corassani, (14-6-1) originally from Lund, Sweden and now fighting out of New York, USA, will look to make a statement in front of the 30,000 strong home crowd.
"I’m not focusing on my opponent," Corassani said. "The most important thing is my own performance and what I do in the Octagon. But I have respect for him, he’s dangerous."
Tickets for the historic UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: GUSTAFSSON vs. JOHNSON event are available to the general public now via AXS.com/UFC and are priced from 500SEK.
VIP Experience packages are also on sale and include the opportunity to step inside the Octagon™ and raise the UFC championship belt, coveted floor seats, hospitality and an official event poster signed by the fighters.
The event will be broadcast live on FOX at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, with Prelims starting at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT on FOX Sports 1.
All bouts are subject to final approval from the Swedish MMA Federation. All bouts live and subject to change.
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