Martial arts ace Andy goes down fighting

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18:   (R-L) Andy Ogle punches Al Iaquinta during a quarterfinal bout during season fifteen of The Ultimate Fighter at the UFC Training Center on May 18, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: (R-L) Andy Ogle punches Al Iaquinta during a quarterfinal bout during season fifteen of The Ultimate Fighter at the UFC Training Center on May 18, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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MIXED martial arts ace Andy Ogle is still upbeat despite losing the Saturday night fight he was hoping would be his big break.

The 23-year-old, of Tynemouth, lost to Akira Corassini, a Swede, in an Ultimate Fighting Championship event in Nottingham on a split decision by judges.

“Regardless of the decision, I loved everything. It was awesome. I love fighting. It’s my life,” said Andy.

“That loss hurt a lot. I truly believe the fight got judged incorrectly. There’s nothing I can do, though.

“It was a pleasure to be on the card.”