Raphael Assuncao Gets New UFC Contract

March 30, 2013
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Raphael Assuncao WEC 43UFC bantamweight Raphael Assuncao has a new four-fight deal with the MMA juggernaut.

“New UFC, 4 fight deal contract under way can’t wait to fight again! Got some news coming up shortly!” Assuncao tweeted on Friday.

It’s no surprise that the promotion would want to keep Assuncao under contract. Following a rough patch of one win amidst three defeats in his last four bouts at featherweight, Assuncao made the drop to bantamweight and hasn’t looked back.

The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt has reeled off three consecutive victories, defeating Johnny Eduardo, Issei Tamura, and Mike Easton.

Assuncao is currently the No. 7 ranked bantamweight in the world.

He doesn’t currently have a fight booked, but his tweet hinted that a fight announcement is forthcoming.

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  • Joe

    Raphael is no joke, i was his first mma victim, I thought I was fighting a bjj guy with no other experience, found out the hard way, his wrestling is phenomenal, and he hits like a freight train.

    Congrats Raphael.

  • Dana, fire real fighters and hire useless hype machines. I Am Dana and am a retarded bitch who gives the Diaz bros jobs. Sad.

    • heftyfine

      Really?.. please explain why they don’t deserve to be in the ufc?.. or do you just smash top 5 fighters?