Raphael Assuncao might not be the only Assuncao in the Octagon in 2015. The bantamweight contender is going for his seventh win in a row against Bryan Caraway at UFC Fight Night 54 in October, and his twin brother Freddy Assuncao want to join him in the UFC.
Currently signed with World Series of Fighting, Freddy Assuncao extended his win streak to seven in a row in his WSOF debut in January, when he scored a close split-decision victory over Brenson Hansen.
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Despite winning six fights in a row, a streak that includes a win over now-champion TJ Dillashaw, Raphael Assuncao will need another victory to keep his bantamweight title shot hopes going.
On Wednesday, MMAJunkie.com reported that UFC matchmakers have booked Assuncao for a bout with Bryan Caraway. The matchup will be added to UFC Fight Night 54, which is to be hosted by the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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Bantamweight No. 1 contender-in-waiting Raphael Assuncao will have to win at least one more time to earn a shot at UFC gold. read news >>
Tiny province. Big fights.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has added a pair of bouts for its upcoming UFC Fight Night 54 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, expected to air on Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1 on Oct. 4, 2014 inside Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
First up is a bantamweight battle pitting Bryan Caraway against Raphael Assuncao. Caraway (19-6) is 4-1 since graduating The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 with four submission finishes. Assuncao (22-4), meanwhile, is the w read news >>
Raphael Assuncao, the last man to beat current UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw, will return to action in October.
Ranked No. 3 in the 135-pound division, Assuncao is set to collide with Bryan Caraway at the UFC Fight Night 54 card in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Oct. 4. UFC announced the match-up Wednesday.
A strawweight bout between Paige VanZant and Kailin Curran, first reported by MMAFighting.com, is also official for the card.
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UFC bantamweight competitor Bryan Caraway says he could potentially face either Michael McDonald or Rapahel Assuncao in his next fight. Bryan Caraway believes a ‘top five' opponent is on tap for his next octagon outing.
The longtime UFC bantamweight, who is gradually working his way through the ranks, stated that there have been preliminary talks to potentially face either Michael McDonald or Raphael Assuncao in his next fight. He also believes he earned the significant step up in competition, p read news >>
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UFC bantamweight Rapahel Assuncao is not happy about the UFC potentially scheduling a rematch between the new champion T.J. Dilashaw and former champ Renan Barao. After UFC President Dana White revealed that a rematch between Renan Barao and T.J. Dillashaw makes the most sense, Rapahel Assuncao feels dissatisfied about being left out of the bantamweight title picture.
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Who’s next for the UFC bantamweight title?
Raphael Assuncao, the last man to beat current 135-pound titleholder T.J. Dillashaw, was hoping for a shot at the gold after winning five straight in the bantamweight division, but UFC president Dana White said a rematch between Dillashaw and Renan Barao is "probably" next.
Dillashaw vs. Barao II is not official yet, and Assuncao is still hoping for his title shot. He’s not confident he’ll get it, though.
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Somewhere in Brazil, Raphael Assuncao weeps.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight kingpin TJ Dillashaw may already have his first title defense lined up following a "five-round ass whooping" against Renan Barao at the UFC 173 pay-per-view (PPV) event last month in Las Vegas, Nevada (highlights).
And it's none other than ... Renan Barao.
The Brazilian will "probably" get an immediate rematch against "The Viper," simply because he was so dominant, for so long. That's according to comm read news >>