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Friday, Feb 28, 2014

TUF Nations Finale: Dustin Poirier to Face Akira Corassani

Dustin Poirier (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

The upcoming TUF Nations Finale in Quebec City has picked up an eleventh bout, as the promotion has announced that Dustin Poirier will fight Akira Corassani at the April 16th event. The card will be hosted by the Colisee Pepsi and will feature Michael Bisping taking on fellow middleweight contender Tim Kennedy in the main event, as well as the finals for the current TUF Nations season.

Poirier (15-3) will be looking to extend his win streak to three, as the #6 ranked featherweight is coming off wins over Erik Koch and Diego Brandao, after losing to Cub Swanson.

Corassani (12-3), meanwhile, has won three straight fights. Most recently, the Swedish fighter defeated Maximo Blanco by disqualification, after he was struck with an illegal knee to the head and could not continue.

News of the bout was tweeted by Post Media’s Dave Diebert and was retweeted by the UFC Canada Twitter account.

The TUF Nations Finale will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 in the U.S. and on Sportsnet in Canada.


posted by FCF Staff @ 2:30 pm
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