Completed MMA Bout

Raphael Assunção vs. L.C. Davis

Preliminary Card | Featherweight · 145 lbs | Pro MMA

Raphael Assunção defeats L.C. Davis via 3 Round Decision

Raphael Assunção
L.C. Davis

Round 3

14-3-0   Pro Record At Fight   16-3-0
Climbed to 15-3   Record After Fight   Fell to 16-4
+150 (Slight Underdog)   Betting Odds   -175 (Slight Favorite)
Brazil   Nationality   United States
Alpharetta, Georgia   Fighting out of   Kansas City, Missouri
28 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, 2 days   Age at Fight   30 years, 2 weeks
146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)
5'5" (165cm)   Height   5'8" (173cm)
66.5" (169cm)   Reach   69.0" (175cm)
Ascension Mixed Martial Arts   Gym   American Jiu Jitsu
WEC 52
  • Bout Information
  • Event: WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki
  • Date: Thursday 11.11.2010 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Venue: The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 6 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Todd Harris, Stephan Bonnar
  • Broadcast: No Broadcast
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Craig Hummer
  • Assunção Total Disclosed Pay: $26,000
  • Davis Total Disclosed Pay: $11,000
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Assunção vs. Davis Wiki

The sixth and final preliminary card bout on WEC 52 saw experienced veterans Raphael Assuncao and LC Davis take the cage. After winning his first two WEC fights Assuncao dropped a pair and was 2-2 in the organization. Davis was a more impressive 3-1 with the WEC yet was coming off a disappointing fast submission loss to Josh Grispi in a top-contender fight.

The first round saw Assuncao sprawl out of a Davis takedown attempt and latch on a guillotine and then transition to an armbar that Davis escaped from. After another unsuccessful takedown attempt from Davis, Assuncao landed a groin strike that briefly paused the bout. A relatively even second half of the round was capped off by Assuncao throwing Davis to the ground.

Davis was more effective with his striking game in round two, however Assuncao was able to repeatedly clinch and take to the fight to the ground and find a home for some of his punches late in the round.

In round three, Assuncao avoided being put on his back and held a slight advantage in the striking department. A takedown for Assuncao and continued ability to control where the fight took place likely sealed the win for the Brazilian.

All three judges scored the fight 30-27, giving Raphael Assuncao a much-needed unanimous decision victory.

Last updated 11.26.2012, 6:28 PM ET
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