Raphael Assuncao vs. Issei Tamura
Round 1: Assuncao lands a good left jab, but eats a hard counter right from Tamura. A couple minutes into the fight and it’s evident that Assuncao is chopping away at Tamura’s lead leg, trying to soften his stance and take away his mobility. Assuncao misses with a superman punch and presses Tamura up against the cage briefly, but goes right back to kicking. Outside of that hard early counterstrike, Tamura has had a difficult time getting any offense going. Assuncao lands a spinning back kick to the mid section. Tamura responds by shooting for a takedown, but Assuncao sprawls it and takes Tamura to the fence again, driving knees to his ribs and body. MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Assuncao.
Round 2: Assuncao again right back to leg kicks on Tamura’s lead leg. Tamura storms in with punches, but Assuncao counter punches with a left hook that rocks Tamura. Assuncao follows with several more punches that puts Tamura on the mat, the referee stepping in and stopping the fight.
Raphael Assuncao def. Issei Tamura by TKO (Punches) at 0:25, R2