Junior
Assuncao
14-5-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 5 fights.
Record: 14-5-0
Summary: Heart, ground game

Fighter Info

From: Recife Brazil
Fights Out Of: Athens, Georgia USA
Age: 33
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
228
63% Successful
143
Types of Successful Strikes
0
143
43% Standing
21%
36% Ground
61
30
52
Striking Defense
44
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
29
24% Successful
7
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
7
1
Takedown Defense
67
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Ross Pearson Dec 30, 2011
52 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Junior Assuncao 43 3 0 1
Win
Junior Assuncao Sep 24, 2011
63 3 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Eddie Yagin 10 0 2 0
Loss
Nate Diaz Sep 19, 2007
10 1 3 0 R1 Submission
Junior Assuncao 7 1 0 1
Win
Junior Assuncao Apr 21, 2007
29 0 2 3 R2 Submission
David Lee 12 0 0 0
Loss
Kurt Pellegrino Oct 14, 2006
5 1 1 2 R1 Submission
Junior Assuncao 1 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: Training is always hard! This fight I'm doing the camp in altitude, with more one on one training for this fight. I’ve also been training lots of Capoeira, wrestling, swimming... Dec 30th I'll be ready. It’s another easy cut, so I hope to keep a high paced fight. My opponent is legit and he comes forward, so it should match my style well.


When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training Capoeira in 1995, and then began Jiu-Jitsu classes in 1999. I train because I love to fight.


What ranks and titles have you held? Professor in Capoeira, BJJ Brown Belt. I don’t hold any titles, however I’m looking to get one!


Do you have any heroes? GOD, and my brothers.


What is your favorite technique? Kicks


What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream of mine is coming true!


Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No, but I’ve learned education is very important though.


What was your job before you started fighting? Construction.


•    7-1 in between UFC appearances, with three first round finishes in his last three bouts before UFC 135

•    Brother Raphael is a UFC fighter. Brother Freddy fights as well

•    Pro since 2004

•    Six wins by submission, three by knockout

•    Owns 2005 TKO win over UFC vet Dustin Hazelett

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