Tag: Raphael Assuncao

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

By Marc Raimondi@marc_raimondi MMAfighting.com 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 […]

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

By Shaun Al-Shatti@shaunalshatti Assuncao and Marlon MoraesEsther Lin, MMA Fighting 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 […]

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

MMAfighting.com By Shaun Al-Shatti@shaunalshatti 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 […]