How racing a Porsche at 150 mph helped Raphael Assuncao before UFC 241

Raphael Assuncao’s love for speed helping him before his return at UFC 241. | Photo via Assuncao’s Instagram Raphael Assuncao stepped away from the gym for three months after losing to Marlon Moraes in February. He told his family not to ask him about fighting, because he wanted to clear his mind before stepping in […]

Assuncao Remains Focused On Belt

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Raphael Assuncao vs. Cory Sandhagen on tap for UFC 241

A longtime contender in the bantamweight division is set to square off with one of the division’s fastest-rising contenders. Raphael Assuncao will meet Cory Sandhagen at UFC 241 on Aug. 17 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. MMA Junkie confirmed the bout after an initial report by ESPN. Sandhagen is on a six-fight win streak […]

Raphael Assuncao vs. Cory Sandhagen set for UFC 241

One of the bantamweight division’s stalwart contenders is set to face one of its rising stars. Fresh off of a submission loss to Marlon Moraes, Raphael Assuncao (27-6) will look to bounce back when he faces Cory Sandhagen (11-1) at UFC 241 on Aug. 17 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. MMA Fighting confirmed the […]

Cory Sandhagen vs. Raphael Assuncao Booked for UFC 241 in Anaheim

An intriguing bantamweight duel pitting Cory Sandhagen against Raphael Assuncao has been added to the UFC 241 lineup. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Raphael Assuncao expects future trilogy fights with T.J. Dillashaw, Marlon Moraes

Raphael Assuncao took off his gloves in the Octagon at UFC Fortaleza. At the time, some speculated that Assuncao might be retiring from MMA. Hardly. Assuncao fell by first-round submission to Marlon Moraes in the main event of UFC Fortaleza on Saturday night in Brazil. But stepping away from the sport was not on his […]

Five Questions With Raphael Assuncao

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Marlon Moraes vs. Raphael Assuncao 2 full fight video highlights

Watch Marlon Moraes vs. Raphael Assuncao 2 full fight video highlights from UFC Fortaleza’s main event above, courtesy of ESPN. UFC Fight Night: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2 took place Feb. 2 at the Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil. UFC bantamweight contenders Raphael Assuncao (27-6) and Marlon Moraes (22-5-1) collided in a […]

After UFC Fortaleza loss, Raphael Assuncao wonders if he should’ve waited for title shot

FORTALEZA, Brazil – Raphael Assuncao revealed after UFC on ESPN+ 2 that people in his inner circle urged him not to accept a rematch with Marlon Moraes. Given the result, he thinks they might’ve been right. Assuncao (27-6 MMA, 11-3 UFC) suffered a first-round submission loss to Moraes (22-5-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in Saturday’s headliner, which […]

Marlon Moraes Scores Quick Finish of Raphael Assuncao in UFC Fight Night 144 Headliner

Nearly two years ago, Marlon Moraes lost a disputed split decision to Raphael Assuncao and he’s vowed vengeance ever since. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes full fight video

The Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes full fight video shows the first clash between the top bantamweights at UFC 212 on June 3, 2017. Assuncao won the fight via split decision. Assuncao and Moraes will square off again in Saturday night’s main event at UFC Fortaleza on ESPN+. View full post on MMA Fighting – […]

UFC’s bantamweight division could get even blurrier after Raphael Assunção vs. Marlon Moraes 2

In commissioning T.J. Dillashaw to carry out the execution of the flyweight division, the UFC — somewhat carelessly — left its bantamweight contenders in a bottleneck situation at the top. Making matters worse, Dillashaw freaking went out and lost to Henry Cejudo in Brooklyn, meaning he didn’t so much shut things down at 125 as […]

How to watch UFC on ESPN+ 2 today: Fight card, start time, online results, where to stream Assuncao vs. Moraes 2

Gallery Photos: UFC on ESPN+ 2 ceremonial weigh-ins view 41 images The UFC is back in Brazil for today’s UFC on ESPN+ 2 event. Here’s how to watch. UFC on ESPN+ 2 takes place Saturday at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil. The card streams on ESPN+. The early prelims kick off at […]

UFC Fortaleza Results: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2

MMA Fighting has UFC Fortaleza results for the Assuncao vs. Moraes 2 fight card at the Northeast Olympic Training Center in Fortaleza, Brazil, live blogs of the top fights, and live UFC Fortaleza Twitter updates. In the main event, Raphael Assuncao will square off against Marlon Moraes in a key bantamweight contest. Assuncao won the […]

UFC Fight Night 144 ‘Assuncao vs. Moraes 2’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live UFC Fight Night 144 coverage kicks off Saturday at 5 p.m. ET. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Assuncao Wants To Leave No Doubt

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Marlon Moraes focused on beating Raphael Assuncao, not on whether it will earn him a title shot

Gallery Photos: Best of Marlon Moraes view 16 images When Marlon Moraes returns to the cage, it won’t be for the UFC title shot that he’s been making a case for. As far as alternative scenarios go, though, Moraes did quite well. He might not have the champion in front of him, but he does have […]

Raphael Assuncao, Marlon Moraes agree to rematch in UFC on ESPN+ 2 headliner

Jun 3, 2017; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Raphael Assuncao (red gloves) reacts to fight against Marlon Moraes (blue gloves) during UFC 212 at Rio Olympic Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Jun 3, 2017; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Raphael Assuncao (red gloves) before the fight against Marlon Moraes (blue gloves) during UFC 212 at […]

Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes 2 in the works for UFC Fortaleza

A pivotal bantamweight rematch is in the works for early 2019. Top UFC bantamweight contenders Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes are being targeted to headline a Feb. 2 event in Fortaleza, Brazil. MMA Fighting confirmed the pairing Thursday following an initial report by ESPN. The rematch between Assuncao and Moraes has not yet been officially […]

Report: Raphael Assuncao, Marlon Moraes to Rematch at UFC Fight Night 144

It appears Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes are going to run it back in a five-rounder to headline an Ultimate Fighting Championship event in Brazil this coming February. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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