TJ Dillashaw Returning To Octagon For Bout Vs. Raphael Assuncao At UFC 200

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw returns to the octagon on Saturday, July 9, and in a UFC 200 bout he’s been waiting for, he’ll get the chance to avenge a 2013 loss to Raphael Assuncao. UFC 200, which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, is headlined by the UFC light heavyweight title fight rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones. Plus, the interim featherweight...
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Assuncao says he's healed, healthy and deserving of a title shot

Raphael Assuncao has won seven straight fights, including a victory over former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. Still, the Brazilian-American has yet to receive a title shot, in large part, because he’s been recovering from surgically repaired injuries. Assuncao told UFC Tonight, however, that he's ready to come back, is medically cleared to resume training and believes that...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Raphael Assuncao Injured; Fight With Urijah Faber Canceled

UFC Fight Night 62 in Brazil is now seeking a new main event after Raphael Assuncao had to pull out of his recently announced rematch with Urijah Faber after it became clear his broken ankle wasn’t going to heal in time. For the time being it looks as if Faber may still remain on the March 21st card and the UFC are currently seeking a new opponent for him. If the UFC sticks with...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Raphael Assuncao Suffers Broken Ankle In Training

Raphael Assuncao has become the second major UFC bantamweight star to suffer an injury in the space of 24 hours. Assuncao, who’s on an impressive seven fight winning streak in the Octagon, revealed on Twitter that he broke his ankle in training which will the current No.4 ranked bantamweight contender out of action for some time. “I am devastated 2 inform that my title shot...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Raphael Assuncao Now Comes Down with Broken Ankle

Although Dominick Cruz’s latest ACL injury was unfortunate news, everybody would have understood if fellow UFC bantamweight contender Raphael Assuncao (pictured) didn’t get a little excited. With Cruz out of commission for the foreseeable future, Assuncao could have slid in and taken the top contender moniker to be the next challenger for 135-pound champion TJ Dillashaw. Yeah...
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Raphael Assuncao suffers broken ankle, out at least two months

Another bantamweight contender has fallen by the wayside due to injury as Raphael Assuncao will be out of action for several weeks after breaking his ankle in training recently. Assuncao reported news of the injury via Twitter on Monday. "I am devastated to inform that my title shot hopes will be even further delayed due to broken ankle suffered in training," Assuncao wrote.  "I...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Raphael Assuncao Dominates Bryan Caraway at UFC Fight Night 54 (Video Highlights)

Raphael Assuncao (pictured) was a heavy 3.5-1 odds-on favorite to beat Bryan Caraway Saturday, and now we know why. Assuncao made it look easy in a lopsided (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) unanimous decision victory against Caraway. The Brazilian has now quietly won seven straight scraps in the featherweight division. Assuncao said he’s undecided on weather to wait for a title shot or...
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Raphael Assuncao cruises past Bryan Caraway for 7th straight win

Raphael Assuncao knew going into his fight with Bryan Caraway that no matter what happened, he wasn't going to get the next crack at bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw.  That honor will go to former champion Dominick Cruz, who earned the show after destroying Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 178 last weekend. Despite the discouragement from the change at the top of the division, Assuncao...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Raphael Assuncao vs. Bryan Caraway, Kailin Curran vs. Paige Vanzant Added to UFC Fight Night Halifax

Well, it’s not the bantamweight title tilt Raphael Assuncao was hoping for, but at least he’s staying active against someone in the top 10. On Wednesday, it was announced Assuncao will battle Bryan Caraway at UFC Fight Night Halifax. A strawweight scrap between Kailin Curran and Paige Vanzant was also added to the October 4 roster. Assuncao will be riding a six-fight winning...
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Raphael Assuncao vs Francisco Rivera latest bout added to UFC 170

Following two straight knockouts in the UFC, Francisco Rivera will get a chance to prove if he's a top ten fighter or not as he takes on No. 4 ranked bantamweight Raphael Assuncao at UFC 170 in February. UFC officials announced the fight on Wednesday. Rivera (10-2, 1 NC)was cut from the UFC after a 2011 loss to Reuben Duran at The Ultimate Fighter 13 finale, but just two fights...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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