Raphael Assuncao forced out of UFC Vegas 20 fight with Raoni Barcelos

Raphael Assuncao has been forced out of his scheduled UFC Vegas 20 fight against fellow bantamweight Raoni Barcelos, MMA Junkie reports. The report in question indicates that Assuncao has withdrawn for unknown reasons, marking just the second time he has pulled out of a scheduled fight since 2013. Assuncao is coming off the back of […]

Raphael Assuncao reacts to KO loss to Cody Garbrandt

Long-time UFC bantamweight contender Raphael Assuncao has issued a quick statement on his violent, knockout loss to Cody Garbrandt. Assuncao and Garbrandt, the former UFC bantamweight champion, met in the co-main event of UFC 250 last Saturday night at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas. Assuncao had some success early, out-landing his foe in […]

Raphael Assuncao not focusing on Cody Garbrandt's past losses, knows a win puts him in title contention

Raphael Assuncao believes his UFC 250 co-main event fight against Cody Garbrandt could very well have title implications on the line. Assuncao is currently on a two-fight losing streak while Garbrandt is on a three-fight skid. Yet, both are still ranked in the top-10, with Assuncao at five. So, the Brazilian contender knows this fight […]

Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt set to return on June 6

Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt is set to make his highly anticipated return to the Octagon on June 6. According to the folks at MMAFighting.com, ‘No Love’ has been rebooked to fight Raphael Assuncao on the June 6 fight card. Garbrandt and Assuncao were originally slated to square off at last month’s scheduled UFC […]

Raphael Assuncao reflects on 2005 fight with Jorge Masvidal

Early on in Raphael Assuncao’s professional career, like most MMA fighters starting out, he was fighting anyone at any time. When a call came in for his fifth pro fight in Duluth, Georgia, the Brazilian accepted it not knowing he would be fighting a soon to be BMF champion, Jorge Masvidal. Assuncao started his career […]