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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweights Max Holloway and Akira Corassani had a fast-paced scrap the other day afternoon (Sat., Oct. 4, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 53 on Fight Pass inside the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
Holloway has actually delighted in a hell of a 2014. He entered this bout on a three fight victorying streak– all finishes– including a triumph over Team Alpha Male prospect Andre Fili. Versus Corassani, the 22-year-old Hawaiian looked to continue to build momentum in the congested featherweight division.
Corassani, on the other hand, was wanting to stay away from successive losses. He had been on a three-fight winning streak– though the officiating in his bouts was doubtful– prior to running into Dustin Poirier. In front of his house crowd, Corassani actually wanted a triumph.
Unfortunately for the Swede, the more youthful fighter would not be rejected.
Early on, it appeared that Corassani was the sharper boxer. He snapped Holloway’s head back with a jab and then blocked “Blessed’s” head kick. Utilizing his foot work well, Corassani landed a solid three-punch mix after avoiding much of Holloway’s offense.
Corassani next landed a tough overhand. About a couple minutes in, Holloway started discovering his variety, scoring with a straight left and body kick. Nevertheless, Corassani was still game and landed a great left hook-right hand.
After soaking up an overhand, Holloway dropped Corassani with his 1-2. The fallen competitor showed plenty of heart by standing up and for a moment clinching while Holloway unleashed strikes upon him. However, Holloway once more knocked Corassani down with a 1-2 once the two separated.
From there, Corassani soaked up quite a few unneeded punches as the ref gradually relocated.
For the fourth time this year, Holloway looked wonderful. His high volume attack has long been very reliable and is getting more hazardous as “Blessed” finds his power. Within the next few years, expect him to break into the top 10.
In the instant future, the UFC is likely to continue developing the young featherweight for a minimum of one more fight. A compare versus Thiago Tavares– a solid veteran who can threaten Holloway with submissions– would reveal if Holloway has actually genuinely enhanced his grappling.
This is just Corassani’s 2nd loss inside the Octagon, however it’s his 5th knockout loss in general. Since Corassani battles like a striker, that needs to be quite demoralizing. Still, he will get another bout on a future European fight card.
Corassani needs to get paired up with a fairly low-level featherweight. A potentially enjoyable scrap versus Daniel Hooker could be next for the Swede. An exciting bout like this might quickly assist complete the prelims of an event in either Europe or Australia/New Zealand.