Akira Corassani vs. Robert Peralta set for UFC on FUEL TV 9 in Sweden

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

If you think you've heard this fight announcement before, it's because you have. A featherweight fight between Robbie Peralta and TUF 14 alum Akira Corassani was originally scheduled for UFC 156, but that fell through. MMA Junkie confirmed that this matchup has been re-booked for Sweden on April 6th:

A previously reported featherweight bout between Akira Corassani (10-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Robbie Peralta (16-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) now is official for UFC on FUEL TV 9.


Corassani and Peralta originally were targeted for next month's UFC 156 event, but an illness forced Corassani pull out of the bout.

Corassani debuted in England last September, winning a controversial decision over Andy Ogle at UFC on FUEL TV 5. Peralta fought on the same card, KOing Jason Young in 23 seconds. He's yet to lose in the UFC, although he does have a no-contest against Mackens Sermerzier after it was determined Sermerzier was "TKOed" by an accidental headbutt.

UFC on FUEL 9 will be headlined by a light-heavyweight clash between Alexander Gustafsson and Gegard Mousasi. It is unknown whether or not this fight will be on the main card or on the Facebook prelims.


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker