Raphael
Assuncao
21-4-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 12 fights.
Record: 21-4-0
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
1179
42% Successful
490
Types of Successful Strikes
0
490
76% Standing
12%
12%
374
57
59
Striking Defense
70
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
50
36% Successful
18
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
12
1
Takedown Defense
77
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Raphael Assuncao Feb 22, 2014
100 3 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Pedro Munhoz 33 0 1 0
Win
Raphael Assuncao Oct 9, 2013
32 0 1 0 R3 Decision - Split
T.J. Dillashaw 29 2 3 1
Win
Raphael Assuncao Jun 8, 2013
17 3 1 5 R2 Submission
Vaughan Lee 14 0 0 0
Win
Raphael Assuncao Dec 8, 2012
57 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Mike Easton 30 0 0 0
Win
Raphael Assuncao Jul 11, 2012
39 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Issei Tamura 5 0 0 0
Win
Raphael Assuncao Aug 27, 2011
53 3 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Johnny Eduardo 28 0 1 0
Loss
Erik Koch Mar 19, 2011
4 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Raphael Assuncao 9 0 0 0
Win
Raphael Assuncao
WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki
Nov 11, 2010
47 4 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
LC Davis 18 0 0 1
Loss
Raphael Assuncao
WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus
Jun 20, 2010
34 2 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Diego Nunes 37 0 0 0
Loss
Urijah Faber
WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson
Jan 10, 2010
28 2 2 1 R3 Submission
Raphael Assuncao 14 0 0 0
Win
Raphael Assuncao
WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson
Oct 10, 2009
35 1 1 1 R3 Decision - Split
Yves Jabouin 26 1 0 0
Win
Raphael Assuncao
WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki
Apr 5, 2009
53 2 2 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jameel Massouh 19 0 1 0

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, Villefort, 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

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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