Brown vs. Corassani slotted for UFC on FS1 in Boston, Mutante vs. Hester for UFC 163 in Rio

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Two more fights are lined up for the UFC's stacked August schedule.

There are no fights this weekend, so the UFC has compensated by loading up on fight announcements, and this article has two of them. First up is a featherweight clash between former WEC champion Mike Brown and TUF 14's Akira Corassani, slated for UFC on Fox Sports 1 in Boston on August 17th.

Brown (26-8) was once the #1 featherweight in the world after twice defeating Urijah Faber in the WEC, but his run as an elite fighter effectively ended when Jose Aldo and Manny Gamburyan knocked him out in 2 of his 3 fights post-Faber rematch. After losing his first 2 UFC bouts, Brown was able to finally gain some of his old form back with wins over Daniel Pineda and Nam Phan. The 37-year-old appeared to be on the verge of retirement, but he will be returning after a 15 month absence.

Corrassani (11-3-1) is unbeaten in the UFC, with wins over Andy Ogle and Robbie Peralta. This will mark the Swede's first professional fight outside of Europe. He did fight in the USA as part of the TUF 14 cast, and he advanced to the semifinals only to lose against Dennis Bermudez by submission.

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The other announced fight is for UFC 163 on August 3rd in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as TUF Brazil winner Cezar Ferreira against TUF 17's Clint Hester in the middleweight division.

"Mutante" (5-2) has not fought since winning the inaugural TUF Brazil middleweight tournament over Sergio Moraes at UFC 147 last June. He was scheduled to face C.B. Dollaway at UFC on FX 8 earlier this May, but a knee injury forced him to pull out and delay his return even longer.

Hester (8-3) lost to Jimmy Quinlan in the round of 16 on The Ultimate Fighter, but he won his UFC debut against Bristol Marunde by standing elbow KO. The Quinlan fight is recorded as an exhibition match, so he's actually riding a four fight winning streak dating back to his pre-UFC career.


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