Raphael Assuncao has been on a tear ever since his move to the bantamweight division. After racking up seven consecutive victories, Assuncao was sidelined with an injury and hasn’t fought since October 2014. However, he is fully recovered and is looking to get in the octagon with the best.
Urijah Faber and Frankie Edgar will be duking it out at “UFC Fight Night 66” and if the victor doesn’t move on to a title shot, Assuncao told MMAFighting he would jump on the opportunity to fight the winner.
“I would love to fight the winner of Faber and Edgar, even at featherweight… Edgar is one of the best fighters in the world and Faber already defeated me, so it would be a great fight for me… It’s a dream fight. I would move up to fight any of them, absolutely. It would be cool. I would do this fight and then cut down and challenge the champion. That’s the perfect world for me.”
While Assuncao would love to fight either Faber or Edgar, he predicts that Edgar will leave with his hands raised on Saturday.
“I think Edgar has more weapons to win, but Faber is really good on the ground,” Assuncao said. “Faber’s striking in not perfect, but he can surprise you on scrambles and on the ground.”
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