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Raphael Assunção

Raphael Assunção

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  • Given Name: Raphael Assunção
  • MMA Record: 26-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
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  • Current Streak: 3 Wins
  • Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1982.07.19
  • Last Fight: November 11, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Ascension Mixed Martial Arts
  • Height: 5'6" (168cm) | Reach: 67.5" (171cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $388,200 USD
  • Born: Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Fighting out of: Alpharetta, Georgia
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Jiu Jitsu
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Raphael Assunção MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Us Rob Font
26-5-0 15-3-0

Us UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2018.07.07
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:50 Round 3 of 3, 11:50 Total

Us Matthew Lopez
25-5-0 10-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 120: Poirier vs. Pettis
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2017.11.11
Odds: -340 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $163,200 ($56,600 Base, $56,600 Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
UFC Fight Night 120 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Marlon Moraes
24-5-0 18-4-1

Br UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2017.06.03
Odds: +185 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Osiris Maia
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Aljamain Sterling
23-5-0 12-1-0

Us UFC on FOX 23: Shevchenko vs. Peña
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2017.01.28
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.4 lbs (61.4 kgs) | Referee: Tim Mills
Cancelled Bout Aljamain Sterling UFC UFN 102 2016.12.09
Reason: Sterling Withdrew
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us T.J. Dillashaw
23-4-0 12-3-0

Us UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2016.07.09
Odds: +325 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $42,000 Base | Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Mark Smith
Cancelled Bout Urijah Faber UFC UFN 62 2015.03.21
Reason: Assunção Ankle Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Bryan Caraway
22-4-0 19-6-0

Ca UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine
Co-Main Event | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.10.04
Odds: -450 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Pedro Munhoz
21-4-0 10-0-0

Us UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.02.22
Odds: -290 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $56,000 ($28K Base, $28K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni
Cancelled Bout Francisco Rivera Jr. UFC 170 2014.02.22
Reason: Rivera Broken Hand
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us T.J. Dillashaw
20-4-0 8-1-0

Br UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.10.09
Odds: +180 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
UFC Fight Night 29 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout T.J. Dillashaw UFC UFN 28 2013.09.04
Reason: Assuncao Medical Issue
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:51 Round 2 of 3, 6:51 Total

Gb Vaughan Lee
19-4-0 13-8-1

Br UFC on FUEL TV 10: Nogueira vs. Werdum 2
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.06.08
Odds: -430 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Mike Easton
18-4-0 13-1-0

Us UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2012.12.08
Odds: +240 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $38,000 ($19K Base, $19K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 136.4 lbs (61.9 kgs) | Referee: Steve Newport
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:25 Round 2 of 3, 5:25 Total

Jp Issei Tamura
17-4-0 7-2-0

Us UFC on FUEL TV 4: Munoz vs. Weidman
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2012.07.11
Odds: -190 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Jason McCoy
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Johnny Eduardo
16-4-0 25-8-0

Br UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.08.27
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 134.0 lbs (60.8 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
2:32 Round 1 of 3

Us Erik Koch
16-3-0 11-1-0

Us UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2011.03.19
Odds: +135 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
#33 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
UFC 128 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Manny Gamburyan UFC 128 2011.03.19
Reason: Gamburyan Back Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us L.C. Davis
15-3-0 16-3-0

Us WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2010.11.11
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $26,000 ($13K Base, $13K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Diego Nunes
15-2-0 13-1-0

Ca WEC 49: Varner vs Shalorus
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2010.06.20
Odds: -205 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 144.5 lbs (65.5 kgs)
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:49 Round 3 of 3, 13:49 Total

Us Urijah Faber
15-1-0 22-3-0

Us WEC 46: Varner vs Henderson
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2010.01.10
Odds: +335 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $13,000 Base | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#45 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
WEC 46 Submission of the Night
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ht Yves Jabouin
14-1-0 14-4-0

Us WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2009.10.10
Odds: -575 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Rafael Ramos
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jameel Massouh
13-1-0 21-4-0

Us WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2009.04.05
Odds: -500 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Robert Long
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Joe Pearson

Us Illinois Regional

2008.11.08
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Aaron Williams

Us Kentucky Regional

2008.03.07
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Kevin Gittemeier

Us International Sport Combat Federation

2007.06.01
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Tyler Grunwald

Us International Sport Combat Federation

2007.04.21
Loss | Decision | Majority

Us Jeff Curran

Us Xtreme Fighting Organization

2006.11.11
Win | Submission | Choke

Us James Birdsley

Us Colorado Regional

2006.10.14
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Nick Mamalis

Us Ring of Fire

2006.09.09
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Joe Lauzon

Us Absolute Fighting Championship

2006.02.18
Win | Submission | Choke

Us William McGlothlin

Us Georgia Regional

2005.09.09
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Jorge Masvidal

Us Georgia Regional

2005.04.21
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Brandon Bledsoe

Us International Sport Combat Federation

2005.02.04
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Chad Lawshe

Us International Sport Combat Federation

2004.10.15
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Scott Johnson

Us International Sport Combat Federation

2004.08.07
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Chris Clark

Us International Sport Combat Federation

2004.01.23
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Submission | Strikes

Joe Laughlin

Us International Sport Combat Federation

2003.08.22

Raphael Assunção Wiki Update Wiki

Raphael Assuncao is a Brazilian bantamweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. He is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and trains out of Ascension Mixed Martial Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. He has previously fought for the WEC and has notable wins over Jorge Masvidal, Joe Lauzon, Yves Jabouin, Johnny Eduardo, Mike Easton, Vaughan Lee, and TJ Dillashaw. He has only been finished twice in his career with a submission loss to Urijah Faber and a knockout by Erik Koch. Of his twenty two wins, thirteen have been finishes with ten submissions. He fought most of his career at featherweight but dropped to bantamweight in 2011 where he is currently undefeated in six fights. He has won the "Fight of the Night" bonus one time.


Assuncao began his professional career in 2004 with a  first round TKO. Over the first four years of his career, he would compile a 13-1 record including wins over Jorge Masvidal and Joe Lauzon with his only loss coming by decision to Jeff Curan. In 2009, he was signed by the WEC. In his nineteen months with the promotion, he was able to amass a 3-2 record with wins over Jameel Massouh, LC Davis, and Yves Jabouin and losses to Urijah Faber and Diego Nunes


When the WEC ceased operations in late 2011, Raphael would be signed by the UFC as a featherweight. He would lose his first fight to Erik Koch by brutal KO at UFC 128. He would drop to bantamweight after this fight. In his 135 pound debut, he was able to earn a unanimous decision win over Johnny Eduardo but was out for six months after with a broken nose. He would continue his winning ways with three wins in less than a year over Issei Tamura, Mike Easton and Vaughan Lee. He next fought TJ Dillashaw at UFC Fight Night 29. In a very exciting and close back and forth fight, Raphael was able to pick the split decision victory. Their fight would earn both fighters Fight of the Night honors. Riding a five fight winning streak, Assuncao would take on UFC debutant, Pedro Munhoz, at UFC 170. He would use a combination of superior striking and relentless cardio to secure a unanimous decision. He would then make it 7 in a row (and 7-0 total at Bantamweight) by defeating Bryan Caraway at UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine in October 2014 via a dominant unanimous decision and followed the win by asking for a title shot which he felt was already overdue considering not only his undefeated BW record, but also the fact that he was the last person to defeat the current champion.

Last updated 10.05.2014, 3:13 PM ET
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