Photo of former TUF 14 contestant Akira Corassani courtesy of MMA Viking.
Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14's fast-talking featherweight Hamid Corassani is getting a second lease on his ZUFFA life.
That's because the Swedes over at MMA NYTT bring word that "Akira" will make his Octagon debut at the UFC on FUEL TV 2 event, booked for April 14, 2012, at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
Corassani (9-3) is perhaps best known for his phantom tap against Dustin Neace on the former Spike TV reality show. He was able to advance to the semifinals, but got choked out by eventual finalist Dennis Bermudez inside the first round.
He was not invited back to participate in the Dec. 3, 2011, TUF 14 live finale, but alas, he's getting a second shot when the gang heads overseas.
Opposing him is Jason Young (8-5), who's trying desperately to climb out of an 0-2 hole. "Shotgun" has yet to secure a win inside the Octagon, losing back-to-back decisions to Michihiro Omigawa and Dustin Poirier.
Third time's the charm?
UFC on Fuel TV 2 features native son Alexander Gustafsson in the main event taking on longtime veteran and Brazilian banger Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Other bouts booked for the event include Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara and Paulo Thiago vs. Siyar Bahadurzada.