UFC officials recently announced that top bantamweights T.J. Dillashaw (8-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Raphael Assuncao (20-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will collide at UFC Fight Night 29, October 9 in Brazil. The bout was initially scheduled to take place at UFC Fight Night 28, but Assuncao was sidelined with a hand injury.
The “TUF 14” runner-up, Dillashaw, has put together a 4-fight win streak since losing the TUF 14 Finale to John Dodson. He was last seen in the octagon with Hugo Viana, whom he defeated with a first round knockout.
Meanwhile, Assuncao is also riding a 4-fight win streak since dropping down to the UFC’s bantamweight division. His latest octagon appearance saw him submit Vaughan Lee with a second-round armbar.
UFC Fight Night 29 takes place in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 9. The event is headlined by a welterweight fight between Demian Maia and Jake Shields.