UFC on ESPN 14 video: Tanner Boser blasts Raphael Pessoa with huge left hand to earn knockout win

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Two fights inside four weeks paid off for Tanner Boser as the Canadian earned his second straight knockout in the octagon on Saturday night. Facing a bigger opponent in Raphael Pessoa, Boser showed off his speed and footwork before clubbing the Brazilian with a brutal left hand […]

Tanner Boser Replaces Justin Tafa, Meets Raphael Pessoa at UFC on ESPN 14

Tanner Boser will setp in for the injured Justin Tafa and face Raphael Pessoa at UFC on ESPN 14. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Justin Tafa vs. Raphael Pessoa set for UFC ‘Fight Island’ event July 25

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Heavyweight action is heading to “Fight Island” next month. A person with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Justin Tafa will take on Raphael Pessoa July 25. The event will take place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Pessoa confirmed the booking on Instagram following an initial […]

Justin Tafa books third UFC bout, meets Raphael Pessoa on ‘Fight Island’

Heavyweights are headed to “Fight Island.” Justin Tafa and Raphael Pessoa will fight as part of the UFC’s upcoming event on July 25 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi – also known as “Fight Island.” The event will be the fourth of four cards the promotion is holding in 14 days at the same location. A […]

Raphael Assuncao thinks he could steal title spot from Jose Aldo or Petr Yan at UFC 250

Until Jose Aldo vs. Petr Yan for the vacant UFC bantamweight title is made official, Raphael Assuncao is not giving up hope on fighting to crown the next champion. Assuncao (27-7 MMA, 11-4 UFC) has been a longstanding top contender in the 135-pound division, but has yet to fight for UFC gold. He probably should’ve […]

Raphael Assuncao Has Earned Appreciation

Raphael Assuncao has worked as hard as possible to be a mainstay in the UFC rankings for the better part of the past decade Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Former UFC champ Cody Garbrandt vs. Raphael Assuncao rescheduled for June 6

Former UFC champ Cody Garbrandt champ will make his final bantamweight stop against Raphael Assuncao in June. After their originally scheduled matchup fell apart at the canceled UFC Columbus in March, Garbrandt (11-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Assuncao (27-7 MMA, 11-3 UFC) will run it back on an unnamed UFC card on June 6. The […]

Report: Cody Garbrandt vs. Raphael Assuncao Targeted for UFC Event on June 6

A bantamweight clash pitting Cody Garbrandt and Raphael Assuncao is in the works for a UFC card on June 6, according to a report from MMAFighting.com. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Cody Garbrandt vs. Raphael Assuncao in the works for UFC card on June 6

Cody Garbrandt | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former 135-pound champion Cody Garbrandt is expected to get back in action against Raphael Assuncao in a bantamweight showdown currently targeted for a UFC card on June 6. Multiple sources confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Saturday with verbal agreements in place for the fight. The June […]

Cody Garbrandt Withdraws From Fight Against Raphael Assuncao

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Raphael Assuncao’s manager says he’ll wait for Cody Garbrandt after UFC on ESPN 8 withdrawal

Raphael Assuncao won’t be fighting at UFC on ESPN 8. On Friday, Daniel Rubenstein of Ruby Sports & Entertainment, who manages Assuncao (27-7 MMA, 11-4 UFC), announced that his client will wait for originally scheduled opponent Cody Garbrandt to heal up. This comes after news broke that former UFC bantamweight champion Garbrandt was forced to […]

Alan Patrick vs. Christos Giagos, Raphael Pessoa vs. Alexander Romanov added to UFC Lincoln

Alan Patrick (pictured) fights Christos Giagos in a lightweight bout at UFC Lincoln on April 25 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A pair of Brazilian fighters have been added to the UFC’s upcoming trip to Lincoln, Neb. Lightweight Alan Patrick (15-2) fights Christos Giagos (17-8), and heavyweight Raphael Pessoa (10-1) fights octagon newcomer Alexander Romanov […]

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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