UFC on FS1 1 has added a featherweight title as TUF 14 alum Akira Corassani will take on Mike Brown. The UFC announced the pairing on Friday, the pairing will likely land on the evening’s preliminary card.
Former WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown had originally announced his retirement following his UFC 146 victory over Daniel Pineda. Brown would recant his retirement late last year, and will be looking to extend his current win-streak to three with a win over the Swedish fighter.
Akira Corassani has yet to taste an official defeat in the Octagon at this point in his career. The Renzo Gracie fighter defeated Robbie Peralta in his native Sweden at UFC on FUEL TV 9.
UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 will take place August 17 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The card will feature a bout between former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne. No main event has been announced at this time, however UFC president Dana White has promised a huge card for the UFC’s debut on the burgeoning network.