Raphael
Assuncao
23-4-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #3 Bantamweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 13 fights.
Record: 23-4-0
Summary: BJJ, Muay Thai, good defense, always looking to push the action

Fighter Info

From: Recife Brazil
Fights Out Of: Alpharetta, GA USA
Age: 32
Height: 5' 5" ( 165 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1312
43% Successful
565
Types of Successful Strikes
0
565
76% Standing
13%
430
75
60
Striking Defense
70
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
56
36% Successful
20
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
12
1
Takedown Defense
77
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided

Biography

TRAINING: It consists of everyday AM practices, with some time to rest and then two more sessions - late evening and night technical.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2000, influenced by my cousin Gustavo Oliveira and legend Royce Gracie

What ranks and titles have you held? BJJ black belt/ Pan American champion/ Shotokan 2004 champion

Do you have any heroes? God

What is your favorite technique? Too many to list

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a lot to be part of such a high level (the biggest in the world) fighting organization. It’s the biggest in the world and it keeps me focused and motivated.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
No

What was your job before you started fighting?
BJJ instructor
• Ten wins by submission, three by knockout
 
• Pro since 2004
 
• Has defeated Jorge Masvidal and Joe Lauzon in pre-UFC / WEC bouts
 
• Brother of UFC vet Junior Assuncao – the Assuncaos join the Nogueira, Miller, Hughes, Serra, Alcantara, Lauzon, Diaz, Pettis, Ellenberger, Roberts, Rosholt, and Shamrock families as the only brother tandems to fight in the UFC. Jeremy Horn and his half-brother Matt Andersen are also UFC vets
 
• Has won seven of his last eight and six in a row
 
• Seventh fight at bantamweight (6-0)

Career

Key Opponents

Erik Koch
Erik Koch
14-4-0
( W-L-D )
Johnny Eduardo
Johnny Eduardo
27-9-0
( W-L-D )

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