Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will send a couple of top featherweight prospects into battle when Dustin Poirier collides with Akira Corassani at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Nations" live finale, which takes place on April 16, 2014 inside Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Canada, on FOX Sports 1.
Saskatoon's Dave Deibert brought word of the booking earlier today.
Poirier (15-3) is fresh off a blistering first-round knockout over former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 champion Diego Brandao. His emphatic finish -- which came on the heels of Stab Gate -- was his second in a row, following a unanimous decision nod over Erik Koch last August.
"The Diamond" continues to shine in a rough 145-pound division.
Aldo getting some traction at featherweight is Corassani (12-3), who is a perfect 3-0 since making his Octagon debut in late 2012. The former TUF guy has yet to secure a finish in three trips to the ZUFFA cage and was last seen eating a kneecap sandwich against Maximo Blanco.
He'll need to bring his A-game against a well-rounded fighter like Poirier.
TUF: "Nations" finale will be headlined by the Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy grudge match, as well as the co-headliner between season coaches Patrick Cote and Kyle Noke. In addition, tournament champions will be crowned in the welterweight and middleweight divisions.
For the current TUF: "Nations" fight card and rumors click here.