- Given Name: Cleuder F. Assuncao
- Pro MMA Record: 16-8-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: N/A
- Current Streak: 3 Losses
- Age: 1981-06-24 | Date of Birth: 1981.06.24
- Last Fight: November 30, 2018 in 864
- Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
- Affiliation: Ascension Mixed Martial Arts
- Height: 5'9" (176cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
- Career Disclosed Earnings: $23,000 USD
- Born: Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
- Fighting out of: Atlanta, Georgia
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Junior Assuncao is a Brazilian MMA fighter. He has an extensive background Capoeira, though he's disciplined in all major areas of the game. He made his MMA debut in 2004 in a losing effort, but rattled off 4 wins and got the call to the UFC.
He lost his debut to Kurt Pellegrino by RNC in the 1st round. After beating David Lee, he was caught yet again by another supreme grappler in Nate Diaz. He was cut shortly after that. After leaving the UFC he went 7-1, even capturing the XFC Lightweight Championship. He got the call once again to go back to the UFC, this time he won his first fight, beating Eddie Yagin by decision, but fell short to Ross Pearson in his second outing. He was released after the Pearson fight.
Notable wins include
-Dustin Hazelett(early in his career)
*Junior Assuncao is also the older brother of UFC veteran Raphael and UFC hopeful Freddy Assuncao.
*2-3 in the UFC.