TUF 18 Finale results: Akira Corassani over Maximo Blanco on fast DQ

Esther Lin

Well, that wasn't how anyone was expecting the final fight of the TUF 18 Finale undercard to go down.

Maximo Blanco got off to a fast start in his featherweight bout with Akira Corassani, opening up with a big flurry.

Blanco dropped Corassani and continued to swarm him, then landed a huge knee to head of Corassini, who had both a knee and a hand on the mat as he was attempting to get back to his feet.


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Referee Mario Yamasaki ruled the foul intentional. So when Corassani couldn't continue after a rest period, he was awarded a rare disqualification win at just 25 seconds of the first round.

Corassani (12-3, 1 NC) won his third straight fight. For Blanco (9-5-1, 1 NC), the bout goes into the books as his third loss in his past four fights.

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