30 Facts About Akira Corassani


Hamid Khorassani, professionally known as Akira Corassani, is a retired Iranian-Swedish mixed martial artist who most recently competed as a Featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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Akira Corassani was a competitor on Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs Team Miller as a member of Team Bisping.

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Akira Corassani was born in Lund in Iranian-Azerbaijani family, southern Sweden.

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Akira Corassani began martial arts when he was six years old, Shotokan Karate became his discipline for 1 year until he switched over to Tae Kwon Do.

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Akira Corassani was playing football in his hometown team as well as pursuing his black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

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Akira Corassani graduated fast and was considered a natural talent early on.

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At the age of 22 Akira Corassani found his way back to martial arts and he began training MMA.

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Akira Corassani comes from an academic family and has four sibling who are all doctors.

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Akira Corassani speaks seven different languages: Swedish, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Persian, Azeri and Turkish.

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In 2005 Akira Corassani started training at a local MMA gym in Gothenburg where he lived at the time.

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Akira Corassani decided to dedicate his life to martial arts and only four months later he competed in his first grappling tournament where he took a silver medal.

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Akira Corassani began fighting professionally in 2007, and traveling all across Europe to compete.

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Akira Corassani had travelled to Holland to corner his friend but heard about Straing's opponent pulling out.

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Akira Corassani moved to New York in 2011 and was a part of Team Renzo Gracie.

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In 2011, Akira Corassani had signed with the UFC to compete on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs Team Miller.

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Akira Corassani was selected as a part of Team Bisping, he was the second featherweight chosen for the team.

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Akira Corassani went on to defeat Neace via a majority decision after two rounds.

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Akira Corassani was set to make his debut on December 3,2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale against Steven Siler.

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However, after an injury in training camp, Akira Corassani was forced to pull out of the bout and was replaced by newcomer Josh Clopton.

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Akira Corassani was expected to make his UFC debut in his native Sweden against Jason Young on April 14,2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 2.

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Akira Corassani won his UFC debut via split decision against Andy Ogle on September 29,2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 5.

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Akira Corassani was expected to face Mike Brown on August 17,2013 at UFC Fight Night 26.

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However, Akira Corassani pulled out of the bout due to an injury and was replaced by Steven Siler.

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Akira Corassani faced Maximo Blanco on November 30,2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale.

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Akira Corassani was unable to continue, so he was rendered with the victory by disqualification.

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Akira Corassani faced Dustin Poirier at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.

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Akira Corassani lost the back-and-forth fight via TKO in the second round.

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Akira Corassani was awarded his first Fight of the Night bonus for his efforts.

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Akira Corassani was expected to face Chan Sung Jung on October 4,2014 at UFC Fight Night 53.

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Akira Corassani fought Sam Sicilia on January 24,2015 at UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs Johnson.

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