Andy Ogle vs. Akira Corassani
Round 1: Ogle starts working the low leg kicks, while Corassani returns fire with a right hand. He follows up with a kick, but Ogle counters with a left hook that drops Corassani momentarily. He’s right back up and they continue to measure each other up. Corassani presses with a good punch combination, Ogle sitting back for the counter. Ogle then comes charging forward with a punch combination that puts Corassani on the mat. Ogle follows him down into guard, but can’t do much before Corassani escapes and regains his feet. Corassani lands a huge overhand right, rocking Ogle, who tries to get a takedown, but Corassani is still in charge, stalking Ogle as the Brit tries to recover. Corassani lands another combo and then follows with another overhand right. Ogle is regaining his senses, but Corassani continues to pressure, trying to cut off the Octagon. MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Corassani.
Round 2: A little swelling on Ogle’s forehead as we start the second round. Ogle much more aggressive to start round two. Going high and low, mixing up his punching attack. Ogle shoots, but Corassani defends it well. Corassani still the fighter that’s attacking more, although neither landing a lot of damage so far midway through round two. But just then, Corassani lands a solid combination of about 3 or 4 punches. Ogle goes with the low kicks again, but this time Corassani counters with the right hand. Corassani pressures and lands a right hand and throws the low kick, but Ogle catches the kick and takes Corassani to the mat, pressing him to the cage. Ogle is trying to find a guillotine choke. Corassani defends well, so Ogle separates and lands a couple big uppercuts before Corassani fires back a split second after the horn, dropping Ogle. MMAWeekly.com scores round two 10-9 for Ogle.
Round 3: Both fighters a little slow to engage at the beginning of the round. Ogle shoots, misses and just as he gets up eats a kick to the head. Ogle goes right back to the takedown attempt, however, and gets Corassani down. He gets up briefly, but Ogle stays on him, maintaining arm control, but can’t get to Corassani’s back. Ogle lands a few right hands to the head, while maintaining control. He then unleashes some reverse elbows to the head, working on Corassani, scoring some big points here. Corassani now bleeding from somewhere around his left eye. Ogle maintains control and continues mixing up elbow strikes and hammerfists. Corassani tries to get up, but Ogle maintains position and continues punishing him to the final horn. MMAWeekly.com scores round three 10-9 and the fight 29-28 for Ogle.
Akira Corassani def. Andy Ogle by Split Decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28), R3