Cody Garbrandt, Raphael Assuncao Agree to Meet at UFC Columbus in March

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is quickly building its return to Columbus, Ohio, in March. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jeff Hughes vs. Raphael Pessoa Added to UFC Fight Night 162 Lineup

A rematch with Todd Duffee is not in the immediate plans for Jeff Hughes. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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 […]

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 […]

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

After going 11-1 at bantamweight, Raphael Assuncao calls for next title shot: ‘I don’t know what else I’ve got to do’

Say a fighter, any fighter, had posted an 11-1 UFC record at a certain weight class. Say that fighter also held a win over the current champion, and after banking 30 minutes of fight time with said champion, the series between the two was split 1-to-1 down the middle. In most cases, there’s a good […]

Raphael Assuncao, on another streak, only interested in a title fight after UFC 226

LAS VEGAS – Raphael Assuncao is veteran enough to admit he wasn’t that highly motivated in his UFC 226 training camp. Assuncao told MMAjunkie it was hard to keep focused, in part because his bout against Rob Font really amounted to just a stay-busy fight – at least compared to what Assuncao wants, and what […]

UFC 226’s Raphael Assuncao ready to ‘put my foot down’ on title shot with win

Raphael Assuncao has long called for a meeting with former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz. But after Saturday’s UFC 226, that ship may have sailed. “After my next win on Saturday, Dominick Cruz is out of the picture for me,” Assuncao told MMAjunkie. “I want to go straight to challenge the champion for the belt.” Back […]

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