UFC on FUEL TV 9 kicked off the main card with a pair of fights featuring a pair of The Ultimate Fighter alums. Fighters Diego Brandao and Akira Corassani picked up important victories of the Swedish fight card.
Brandao Submits Garza
Diego Brandao fought one of his better fights in recent memory against Pablo Garza. Brandao blasted Garza in the standup before landing a powerful takedown. Brandao quickly transitioned to an arm-triangle that forced Garza to tap. Brandao has now won two straight, while Garza has dropped to 1-3 in his last four and is likely facing release.
Corassani Defeats Peralta in a Brawl
Akira Corassani and Robbie Peralta engaged in an exciting fight to kick off the main card action today in Sweden. The second round was particularly crazy as both fighters clearly rocked each other at different times in the round.
The Swede picked up the unanimous decision victory over Peralta by varying his game enough to pull out the win. The victory by Corassani snapped a ten fight unbeaten streak for Peralta.
- Diego Brandao def. Pablo Garza via submission (arm-triangle) at 3:27 of Round 1
- Akira Corrasani def. Robbie Peralta via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)