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  • 7 days ago
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A bantamweight matchup between No. 3 ranked Urijah Faber and No. 4 ranked Raphael Assuncao headlines UFC Fight Night 62 on March 21 in Rio de Janeiro. read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will eliminate one longtime contender from the 135-pound title chase when Urijah Faber heads into hostile territory to face off against Raphael Assuncao in the UFC Fight Night 62 main event, scheduled for March 21, 2015 inside Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Globo (via MMA Fighting) reports that verbal agreements are in place for the bantamweight showdown. Faber (32-7) has yet to lose a non-championship fight inside the Octagon, compiling a read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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The UFC’s March return to Rio de Janeiro appears to have its headliner in place with a reported bantamweight contenders bout between Urijah Faber and Raphael Assuncao.Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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Five years later, they will meet again. Urijah Faber and Raphael Assuncao, who battled as featherweights at WEC 46 in 2010, will rematch, now as bantamweights, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 62 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 21. Combate first reported that the bout is agreed, but the contracts are yet to be signed. Faber (32-7), who submitted Assuncao with a rear-naked choke back in 2010, won back-to-back fights since losing a title fight to Renan Barao, tapping Alex Caceres and Franc read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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Familiar foes will rematch at bantamweight, as Brazil's Raphael Assuncao seeks a title shot by getting past ex-UFC bantamweight title challenger and former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber. With UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw rematching Renan Barao in April, Brazilian contender Raphael Assuncao is now in a position where he needs to win one more fight to clinch a title shot. According to Globo, verbal agreements are in place for Assuncao to battle Urijah Faber in a five-round ma read news >>

  • a month ago
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Raphael Assuncao joins fellow UFC bantamweight contender Dominick Cruz on the sidelines, as the Brazilian has injured his ankle in training. With yesterday's news of UFC bantamweight contender and former champion Dominick Cruz's latest ACL injury, this time on his right knee, it was expected that Raphael Assuncao would immediately be in the running to take Cruz's spot against T.J. Dillashaw at some point in 2015. Unfortunately, Assuncao posted this announcement on Twitter that confirms he's also read news >>

  • a month ago
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The bantamweight division takes another hit. It hasn't been a good day for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight division. Not long after it was revealed that former 135-pound champion Dominick Cruz had suffered yet another ACL injury -- this time on the other knee -- which will sideline him indefinitely, Raphael Assuncao revealed via Twitter that he will be benched for a few months after he broke his ankle during training. I am devastated 2 inform that my title shot hopes will b read news >>

  • a month ago
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No injury news is ever happy, but for Raphael Assuncao and his fans, Monday's news has to be particularly gut-wrenching. The UFC bantamweight contender, who after years of excellence in relative anonymity, finally appeared poised to receive a title shot, announced he recently broke his ankle and will miss extended time. The fighter himself announced the news on his personal Twitter account. I am devastated 2 inform that my title shot hopes will be even further delayed due 2 broken ankle suffered read news >>

  • a month ago
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The UFC’s list of bantamweight contenders on Monday was dealt not one, but two devastating blows, as Raphael Assuncao joined Dominick Cruz on the injured list. read news >>

  • a month ago
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With Dominick Cruz suffering another injury, it could have been good news for Raphael Assuncao. However, the Brazilian bantamweight is also out with an injury. Assuncao, who was hoping to fight for the UFC title after scoring seven straight wins as a bantamweight, but saw Cruz eventually taking his place against T.J. Dillashaw, won’t be able to return to the Octagon due to a broken ankle. I am devastated 2 inform that my title shot hopes will be even further delayed due 2 broken ankle suffered i read news >>

  • a month ago
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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has suffered the third torn anterior cruciate ligament of his career. read news >>

  • a month ago
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As it turns out, Dominick Cruz isn’t the only top bantamweight who will be sitting on the sidelines.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Surprise! Chael Sonnen thinks Conor McGregor is good at self promotion, and Raphael Assuncao isn't. Chael Sonnen recently launched his podcast called "You're Welcome!" and one of the interesting topics he tackled is about the ability of fighters to sell fights. He criticized Assuncao specifically for not being able to promote himself properly. Transcript via Fighters Only: "I watched [Raphael] Assuncao - I know Assuncao, he's a very nice guy and one heck of a fighter - they give him an interview read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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That's not much of a surprise. Sometimes, to get yourself noticed in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), you have to step outside of the box, or in this case, the Octagon. Because sometimes, not always, wins simply aren't enough to get you to where you want to be in the sport. Case in point, Conor McGregor. The brash Irishman burst onto the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) scene just a year ago and a half ago, and he already has media attention other longtime veterans can only hope for. T read news >>

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