Maximo Blanco vs Akira Corassani Added to the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale

Maximo Blanco


Maximo Blanco

  • 9-4-1 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Sam Sicilia, Rodrigo Damm, Won Sik Park

Akira Corassani


Akira Corassani

  • 11-3 MMA /2-0 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Winning Streak
  • Notable Wins: Robbie Peralta, Graham Turner, Andy Ogle


The Ultimate FIghter 18 FInale

November 30th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center


Maximo Blanco returned from a yearlong lay-off at the Ultimate Fighter 17 finale to defeat Sam Sicilia by unanimous decision, snapping a two-fight losing streak. He had previously lost by second round submission to Pat Healy at Strikeforce: Barnett vs Kharitonov, and then a split decision defeat to Marcus Brimage in his UFC debut.

Akira Corassani earned his second straight victory in the octagon at UFC on Fuel TV 9, dominating Robbie Peralta from start to finish and getting the unanimous decision victory. He previously was awarded a controversial split decision against Andy Ogle in his debut.


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