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Injury forces Akira Corassani to withdraw from UFC on FUEL TV 2

Photo of former TUF 14 contestant Akira Corassani courtesy of <a href="" target="new">MMA Viking</a>.
Photo of former TUF 14 contestant Akira Corassani courtesy of MMA Viking.

Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14's fast-talking featherweight Hamid Corassani has been forced to put his Octagon debut on hold, following an injury severe enough to boot him from the UFC on Fuel TV 2 event booked for April 14, 2012, at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. brought word of the line-up change earlier today.

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 (we think) when he gets all patched up and back into action.

That leaves Jason Young (8-5), who's trying desperately to climb out of an 0-2 hole, without a date to the big dance. "Shotgun" has yet to secure a win inside the Octagon, losing back-to-back decisions to Michihiro Omigawa and Dustin Poirier.

The promotion is expected to find Young a replacement in time for him to compete.

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.

For the latest UFC on Fuel TV 2 news and notes check out our event archive right here. To check out the latest UFC on Fuel TV 2 fight card and rumors click here.

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