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....

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...

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...

Aug 15, 2013 1:29 pm

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assuncao rebooked for UFC Fight Night 29

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”...

Jun 5, 2013 10:12 am

Raphael Assuncao didn’t know his arm was broken

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan UFC on Fuel TV 10 fighter Raphael Assuncao assumed he tore a muscle as he continued his fight with Mike Easton to a unanimous decision win back at UFC on Fox 7. Assuncao spoke to mmajunkie.com about the fight saying: “It was only after the fight that I realized my...