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Max Holloway in for ‘Korean Zombie,’ Meets Akira Corassani at UFC Fight Night 53

Written by Tom Ngo
August 28th, 2014
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Akira Corassani has been issued a new dance partner. After watching “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung exit their October 4 scrap with a shoulder injury, Max Holloway (pictured) has agreed to serve as substitute.

The UFC announced the switcheroo Thursday via Twitter.

Holloway is just five days removed from posting a highlight reel TKO on Clay Collard. “Blessed” will be riding a three-fight winning streak into the featherweight affair.

Corassani is looking to bounce back from a TKO loss after getting pummeled by Dustin Poirier in April. The L snapped the 31-year-old’s three-fight winning streak.

Jung and Corassani were slated to co-headline the gig. It is believed the new matchup will maintain the same spot in the lineup.

No word if the show will be made available for live viewing in America via UFC Fight Pass, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 or some combination of the three.

Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden hosts the festivities.

Here is the show’s revised roster:

Marcin Bandel vs. Mairbek Taisumov

Cathal Pendred vs. Gasan Umalatov

Jan Blachowicz vs. Ilir Latifi

Dennis Siver vs. Robert Whiteford

Ernest Chavez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov

Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson

Tor Troeng vs. Krzysztof Jotko

Amir Sadollah vs. Nico Musoke

Akira Corassani vs. Max Holloway

Gunnar Nelson vs. Rick Story

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