Hamid ‘Akira’ Corassani

Hamid Corassani is currently featured on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Season 14. The Swede is the first Nordic fighter on the popular reality show. While his parents are from Azerbajdjan, he grew up in Gothenburg, Sweden, and now lives in New York.

Episode 1 of Corassani on TUF
Corassani on Episode 1 of TUF 14 (ironforgesiron.com)

Prior to getting on TUF, Corassani, was already known throughout Europe as a top prospect and popular fighter. He has a pro MMA record of 9 wins and 3 losses, and represents GBG MMA and Team Kaubon.

Corassani fights at 145lbs and is 29 years old.  The artist is becoming more known by his nickhame of “Akira”, and frequently updates his website www.AkiraShow.com with his latest adventures.  He has also become very active on Twitter at @AkiraCorassani.

The Swede stole the show in Episode 1 of TUF with the last fight to get into the house.  The opponent was Springfield Missouri’s Brian Pearman in the featherweight elimination bout. Corassani fought off a submission attempt early in the first round, then began landing heavy leather, putting together a string of round-house punches rocking Pearman. The powershots continued until the end of the round, when the Swede landed a huge right hook knocking Pearman unconscious on the floor.

Corassani took to the Octagon for the first time in episode 5. A controversial victory, with the “tap” in the first round.

Tap or No Tap? (Image from ironforgesiron.com)

Links of Popular Akira Articles on MMA Viking

Paul Reed Talks About Bout with Corassani –This is Akira’s Last Fight Prior to Entering TUF House (Fight Video)
TUF Contestants Revealed
Holding Seminar in Stockholm (Exclusive Photos)
Sneak Peak at TUF 14 (Video)
Documentary with Sneak Peak of TUF Fight
TUF Episode 1 – Recap of Corassani’s Victory! (Video)
TUF Episode 5 – Recap of Corassani’s Victory and the “Tap” in Slow Motion (Video)
Episode 8 – Akira Semi-Final Fight (Videos)


Corassani has also garnered attention from his musings as part of the three member “Hobbit Camp”, including additional trouble-makers Brad Pickett and Sirwan Kakai, and run-ins with friend Alistair Overeem. For a sample of this series, see video below:

With Hobbits & Overeem

Highlight Video

Documentary – Fighting for Love