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Raphael Assuncao vs. Kyler Phillips Set For UFC Event on July 24

A bantamweight bout between Raphael Assuncao vs. Kyler Phillips has been added to the UFC event on July 24. Raphael Assuncao is ready to return to the cage on July 24 when he steps in against rising star Kyler Phillips at the UFC event scheduled for that date. The...

Raphael Assuncao Out Of UFC Vegas 20 Against Raoni Barcelos

Raphael Assuncao is out of his UFC Vegas 20 fight against Raoni Barcelos due to COVID-19. MMAJunkie was first to report the news of Assuncao's withdrawal and the UFC hoping to find a short notice replacement for Barcelos. The Brazilian also confirmed he is out of the fight on social...

Raphael Assuncao vs. Raoni Barcelos Set for Feb. 27 Fight Night

Promising Brazilian bantamweight Raoni Barcelos will have an opportunity to burst into the rankings in a big way should he defeat top-10 mainstay Raphael Assuncao on February 27. As reported by Sherdog, it will be Brazilian vs. Brazilian when Raoni Barcelos takes on Raphael Assuncao on February 27. The stakes...

UFC 250 Highlights: Cody Garbrandt Victorious With Scary KO Over Raphael Assuncao

Raphael Assuncao vs Cody Garbrandt lived up to the co-main event expectations at UFC 250.  The two fighters met in a bantamweight bout on Saturday night (June 6, 2020) at the UFC 250 pay-per-view event from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC APEX. As the second round was about to sound,...

Cody Garbrandt Claims He’s Corrected His Errors & Is Ready ‘To Take The Throne Again’

Cody Garbrandt believes he's fixed his mistakes and is ready to become a world champion again. Garbrandt is currently on a three-fight losing streak where he has not fought since March of 2019. Since then, he's been healing up his injuries and working on improving his game. Now, in the co-main...

Raphael Assuncao vs. Cory Sandhagen Set For UFC 241

Raphael Assuncao vs. Cory Sandhagen is on tap for UFC 241. ESPN's Ariel Helwani broke the news on his Twitter account. UFC 241 is scheduled to take place on Aug. 17 inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The main event will be a heavyweight title rematch between champion Daniel...

UFC Rankings Report: Jose Aldo Back On Top At 145

We have some UFC rankings updates to pass along after this past weekend's UFC Fortaleza event. Check out the changes here: Pound for Pound: No changes. Women’s Strawweight: No changes. Women’s Flyweight: Mara Romero Borella edged out Taila Santos via split decision. With the victory, she's now moved up two spots to #11. (#13) Andrea Lee...

Marlon Moraes Needs To Be TJ Dillashaw’s Next Opponent, Period

Since losing a split decision to Raphael Assuncao in his UFC debut back in 2017, Marlon Moraes has been a man on a mission. The former WSOF bantamweight champion kept telling everyone he was the best fighter at 135lbs in the world and after getting the Octagon jitters out...

Raphael Assuncão Vows to Have Moraes and Dillashaw Trilogies

48 hours ago, Raphael Assuncão had expectations of being in the driver’s seat of earning a title shot against T.J. Dillashaw. Assuncão has not relinquished those visions, but rather added another trilogy bout to them after losing to Marlon Moraes in the main event of UFC Fortaleza via first...

UFC on ESPN+ 2 Bonuses & Attendance Revealed

Tonight (Sat. February 2, 2019) UFC on ESPN+ 2 went down from the Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil. The event was the second UFC event to ever be broadcasted live on an ESPN platform. The Fortaleza crowd turned out for the event with a total attendance...

UFC on ESPN+ 2 Results: Moraes Submits Assuncao

UFC on ESPN+ 2 went down from the Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil earlier tonight (Sat. February 2, 2019). The worldwide leader in mixed martial arts (MMA) had put together a great card for the Brazilian crowd. In the main event, bantamweights and fellow countrymen Marlon Moraes...

Raphael Assuncao Unconcerned About Losing Title Shot

In the main event of UFC Brooklyn, Henry Cejudo successfully defended his flyweight championship against T.J. Dillashaw with a TKO victory in the first round. Had Dillashaw defeated Henry Cejudo, it would have seemed that the winner of tonight’s UFC Fortaleza main event between Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes...

Exclusive: Raphael Assuncao Expecting Technical Fight In Rematch Against Marlon Moraes

Raphael Assuncao looks to silence his critics on Feb. 2 when he headlines UFC on ESPN+ 2 against Marlon Moraes in a rematch. The 36-year-old defeated Moraes by split decision at UFC 212 in June 2017 and many pundits felt the WEC veteran didn’t do enough to earn the nod....

Poster For UFC on ESPN+ 2 Released (Photo)

A massive bantamweight contest will be headlining the UFC's return to Brazil next month. UFC on ESPN+ 2 will go down from the Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil on Saturday, February 2, 2019. In the main event of the evening, top-ranked 135 pounders Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes will...

Dana White: Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes 2 is No. 1 Contender’s Bout

A few months back Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes were both stating their cases to earn a title shot at bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw. Unfortunately neither fighter got the opportunity after the UFC granted Dillashaw an opportunity to drop down to 125 pounds to challenge Henry Cejudo for the flyweight...