Saturday 26th February was the date and the venue Liesberg arena Gothenburg Sweden, The Zone FC was host to one of Europe's top MMA Battles as Olympians MMA Fighter Paul Reed was set to face Swedish Prospect and top ranked Featherweight Hamid Corassani, Corassani was coming off of a 6 fight winning streak spanning 3 years and had been tipped for big things and with Paul's unfortunate loss at KSW it was apparent that the Scottish fighter was entering the cage the underdog.
The fight was tipped as one of Sherdogs top 5 to watch in February and it soon became clear why, The bout began with some hard exchanges and some clinch work before Corassani landed a heavy punch that saw Reed drop to his backside but the Olympians fighter kept a clear head and despite taking some Ground and Pound managed to fend of the onslaught and catch Corassani with an up kick, this lead to a Controversial stoppage and standing up of both fighters and the fight continued from there, The rest of the round continued as it began with Corassani dropping Paul with another shot but the Bristol based fighter proving to be as tough as the reputation that he carries managed to fend off the Swede again and see out an action packed first round.
During the break the 2 fighters looked to be in contrasting condition with Corassani seated and breathing heavily and Olympians Fighter/Coach Wesley Murch struggling to control Reed as he jumped up and down and paced the cage waiting for the second round.
The second began with at a blistering pace as the Olympians Fighter showed exactly why he was so keen to get the round underway with fast hands and great head movement Reed unleashed a huge number of punches and started to dominate that aspect of the game and despite getting hit with some big counter shots Reed simply smiled at his opponent before landing a big Right hand that saw Corassani hit the canvas and reed follow him to the ground,
The fight had now taken a real turn as the Olympians MMA fighter dominated from the top position and landed some great shots showing good posture and strength, Corassani seemed helpless in the position and despite rolling and defending was simply out muscled and out matched from there on out with Reed having 3 submission attempts before forcing the ref to call a stop to the action due to Strikes.
Reeds victory not only secured his position among Europe's best Featherweight 's but a high ranked position in the world rankings and with his Tough chin,Grit,Strength and superior Cardio it was clear that Reed was among the best out there and although an aging fighter at nearly 40 it is obvious that he is ready for some big challenges and big fights at an international level to finish his career at the top of the game !!