Archive: Raphael Assuncao

Aug 12, 2015 8:40 am

Raphael Assuncao Set To Undergo Surgery––Return Date Unknown

UFC bantamweight contender Raphael Assuncao (23-4 MMA) will have to undergo surgery on his right ankle this Thursday in Atlanta. Assuncao’s manager Danny Rubenstein confirmed the news to MMAFighting.com. According to the report, Assuncao had injured his ankle back in December, but was told by doctors that the injury did not require surgery. However, he...

Jan 22, 2015 4:49 pm

Faber vs. Assuncao Set To Headline Brazil Fight Card

According to a report from Brazilian news outlet Globo, a key bantamweight fight between Urijah Faber and Raphael Assuncao will headline March’s UFC Fight Night 62 event in Brazil. UFC officials have yet to confirm the news but are expected to do so in the very near future. Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber has...

Oct 13, 2014 3:38 pm

Faber Not Thrilled With Idea Of Assuncao Bout

Urijah Faber is arguably the best UFC fighter to never win a championship. Throughout his career, Faber has never lost a non-title fight, and with his teammate and close friend, TJ Dillashaw as the UFC’s bantamweight champion, it is unlikely that Faber will get another crack that the bantamweight strap anytime soon. With Raphael Assuncao...

Oct 8, 2014 5:02 am

Assuncao Says No To Faber Bout, Wants Better Opportunity

“That would be a good fight, but I just feel that right now, I should be sitting back and waiting for a better opportunity, like say a championship fight. Urijah had his chance like four or five times in front of me, you know? But I can’t deny that it makes sense, so be it,...

Oct 5, 2014 10:19 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To Raphael Assuncao’s Win Over Bryan Caraway

Yesterday in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Halifax, Raphael Assuncao extended his win-streak to 7 with a unanimous decision win over Bryan Caraway, further making his case for a title shot. Below we have compiled some of the best Tweets from UFC fighters regarding the bout. Let's go @BryanCaraway ! — Leslie Smith...

Oct 4, 2014 9:44 pm

UFC Fight Night 54 Results: Assuncao gets past Caraway with decision win

Tonight’s UFC Fight Night 54 co-main event featured a key bantamweight battle that saw Raphael Assuncao (23-4 MMA, 7-1 UFC) earn a decision win over Bryan Caraway (19-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC). Assuncao started the fight off quickly, landing a solid leg kick and a hard right hand. Caraway would respond with some good uppercuts from the clinch. Both fighters...

Oct 4, 2014 5:05 pm

“UFC Fight Night 54 MacDonald vs. Saffiedine” Official Results

The UFC caps off their second event of the day in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada this evening. The event, UFC Fight Night 54, is headlined by a welterweight fight featuring perennial contender Rory MacDonald taking on former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine. In the co-main event, bantamweights Raphael Assuncao and Bryan Caraway will do battle,...

Aug 8, 2014 10:39 am

Caraway Books Assuncao For October Bout

A battle of bantamweights has been booked for the UFC’s upcoming Fight night 54 event in Canada. Both Bryan Caraway and Raphael Assuncao have agreed to fight. UFC Fight Night 54 goes down on October 4 at Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In the headlining slot, Rory MacDonald takes on Tarec Saffiedine....

Jul 9, 2014 9:27 am

Caraway Feels McDonald May Be Next Opponent

Bantamweight fighter Brian Caraway has been steadily rising through the division, with his last victory against Erik Perez bringing his UFC record to 4-1. When speaking with MMA Junkie Radio, Caraway mentioned that there have been talks about his next top-tier opponent. “There’s been talks of possibly Michael McDonald or Raphael Assuncao, a guy that’s...

Jun 13, 2014 5:27 pm

Dana White Putting Together Barao vs. Dillashaw Rematch

“[Dillashaw’s next fight] probably will be the Barao rematch. Tell me if I’m wrong. I think we sat there and we started looking through the list of guys to fight T.J., and there is a list of guys, which is a great thing, but how do you not give it to Barao, the guy who...

Jun 12, 2014 12:49 pm

Champ Ready For Barao Or Assuncao Rematches

“I fought with both of them. I think that they both deserve the title shot. Obviously, for Barao being such a dominant fighter, he has this right. He is still one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world. He was a great champion, and he was coming in on an impressive win...

May 28, 2014 5:10 am

Assuncao: ‘I deserve to fight Dillashaw next’

“I hope they give me the title shot. I want to fight T.J. Dillashaw next. He said he deserved to win the first fight, so it’s the perfect finale. T.J. dominated him for five rounds and even got the TKO in the end. I will never demerit Barao, but I deserve to fight (for the...

Mar 4, 2014 5:32 pm

Assuncao Would be ‘Pissed’ if He’s Passed Over for Title Fight

Coming off his sixth straight win, stellar bantamweight Raphael Assuncao feels he’s the guy to get the next crack at champion Renan Barao. The two fighters above him in the current rankings have already received their title shots so Assuncao feels it’s his time. He told Fox Sports the following: “I’ll be pissed if it...

Feb 24, 2014 6:23 pm

UFC 170 Medical Suspensions: MacDonald, Assuncao Could Be Out Until August

No UFC event is without its bangs and bruises. While there are no long-term casualties from UFC 170, five could be out as long as six months. Heading the list of suspended fighters revealed by the  Nevada State Athletic Commission were Rory MacDonald, Raphael Assuncao and Stephen Thompson, all of whom have conditional suspensions for...

Feb 21, 2014 6:00 pm

Manager: Raphael Assuncao ‘will probably’ fight Barao next

  Unbeaten since dropping to 135 pounds, Raphael Assuncao faces Pedro Munhoz on Saturday night at UFC 170 in Las Vegas. A sixth straight win could land a title shot against bantamweight champ Renan Barao, if Barao’s manager has anything to say about it. “Raphael Assuncao will probably be the next challenger,” Barao’s manager Andre...

Feb 10, 2014 9:39 am

Pedro Munhoz vs. Raphael Assuncao set for UFC 170

It has been recently announced that the UFC has signed yet another dangerous Bantamweight to add to their already stacked roster. Pedro Munhoz, who is coming off of a recent submission victory over Billy Daniels has finally done enough to impress the onlookers at the UFC. Rafael Cordeiro, head coach at Kings MMA, took to...

Jan 11, 2014 10:18 am

‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ Fight Card Set With 11 Bouts

The UFC 170 card, headlined by a truly Olympic match up between UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Sarah McMann has now been finalized. UFC 170 takes place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, which takes place live on pay-per-view, goes down on February 22nd with a female bantamweight...

Dec 18, 2013 2:36 pm

Two New Fights Added To UFC 170 Card

UFC 170 is getting two more fights added to its lineup. UFC officials announced today that welterweights Stephen Thompson and TUF winner Robery Whittaker will square off for our viewing pleasure, as well as surging bantamweights Raphael Assuncao and Francisco Rivera. UFC 170 will emanate out of the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the card will...

Nov 5, 2013 2:09 pm

Vaughan Lee out of UFC 167, UFC seeks replacement for Sergio Pettis

Today, UFC officials annoucned the unfortunate news that Vaughan Lee (13-9-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 167 bout opposite promotional newcomer, Sergio Pettis (9-0 MMA), due to an injury. According to UFC officials, the promotion is actively seeking a replacement for Lee, however, a new opponent for Pettis has yet to...