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UFC Fight Night 54 Results

Below you’ll find all the results from UFC Fight Night 54 in Canada. — Main Card: Rory MacDonald defeats Tarec Saffiedine via third-round TKO (1:28) Raphael Assuncao defeats Bryan Caraway via unanimous decision (30-27 x3) Chad Laprise defeats Yosdenis Cedeno via unanimous decision (30-27 x3) Elias Theodorou defeats Bruno Santos via unanimous decision (29-28 x3) Nordine Taleb...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 05, 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...
Via 5thRound.com
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...
Via Fox Sports
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Fight Booth Pick 6: UFC Fight Night 53 and 54 edition

With two UFC cards taking place tomorrow it’s time for to sit down and pick winners for the six fights that intrigue me, as a fan, the most below. I’ll also give you my quick picks for the remaining fights. UFC Stockholm (Fight Night 53) • Cathal Pendred vs. Gasan Umalatov If you said that Pendred had a bit of a slow start in his UFC debut this past summer then you’d be...
Via Fight Booth
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

A Look at T.J. Dillashaw’s Strange First Title Defense

It was getting annoying as the UFC hype machine talked up Joe Soto. We were reminded over and over that he was a brown belt in jiu-jitsu. That made him a dangerous grappler for TJ Dillashaw to face. Despite the fact that Renan Barao is a black belt himself and is actually a better MMA wrestler than Soto. It would have been nice if they had pointed out that Soto’s movement would...
Via Fight Booth
September 01, 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...
Via 5thRound.com
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao vs TJ Dillashaw To Main Event UFC 173

It was announced earlier in the week that UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman’s main event fight against Lyoto Machida at UFC 173 was getting moved to UFC 175 in July. The movement was due to the fact that Weidman was having minor surgery on both of his knees. We now have a new main event for UFC 173. It was first reported by MMAJunkie.com that Renan Barao will defend his UFC...
Via Between The Ropes
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Francisco Rivera Out; Rafael Assuncao vs Pedro Munhoz Set for UFC 170

Raphael Assuncao 21-4-0 MMA / 5-1 UFC Record 5 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Yves Jabouin, Mike Easton, TJ Dillashaw Pedro Munhoz 10-0 MMA / UFC Debut 9 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Mitch Jackson, Jeff Curran, Billy Daniels ————————————– UFC 170 February 22nd, 2014 Las Vegas, Nevada Mandalay Bay Events Center ————————————–...
Via In The Neutral Zone
February 11, 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...
Via Fox Sports
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Francisco Rivera vs Raphael Assuncao in the works for February

According to sources close to both fighters, a bantamweight scrap is in the works for February between Francisco Rivera and Raphael Assuncao. Both sides are awaiting the contracts and it is unclear whether it will be at UFC 169 on Feb. 1 in New Jersey or more likely two weeks later at the UFC Fight Night card featuring Lyoto Machida against Gegard Mousasi in Southern Brazil. Rivera...
Via MMAinterviews
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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