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 on Fox 14.
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.
Speaking about his addition to the fight card, Corassani said; “This is truly amazing and a dream come true. As an ex-football player I don’t want to miss the chance of fighting in a filled-up football arena!
“I’m not focusing on my opponent. The most important thing is my own performance and what I do in the Octagon. But I have respect for him, he’s dangerous.”
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.
Updated UFC on Fox 14 Card
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson
Dan Henderson vs. Gegard Mousasi
Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader
Nico Musoke vs. Albert Tumenov
Kenny Robertson vs. Sultan Aliev
Viktor Pesta vs. Konstantin Erokhin
Yan Cabral vs. Mairbek Taisumov
Nikita Krylov vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Davey Grant vs. Douglas Silva
Mirsad Bektic vs. Alan Omer
Akira Corassani vs Sam Sicilia