As the rumor mill has been suggesting, Urijah Faber (pictured) and Raphael Assuncao will in fact collide when the UFC returns to Brazil on March 21.
The UFC confirmed the bantamweights will headline the card Thursday via Twitter.
Faber is victorious in six of his past seven outings. “The California Kid” will be riding a two-fight winning streak into the tango.
Assuncao is one...
The UFC will return to Brazil on March 21 with a big card headed to Rio de Janeiro including the headline fight pitting Urijah Faber against Raphael Assuncao in a pivotal bantamweight matchup.
UFC officials announced the new card on Thursday.
Faber and Assuncao both sit high in the rankings at 135-pounds and the winner will likely be poised for a title shot at some point in 2015...
UFC Fight Night: Faber vs. Assuncao
When: March 21st, 2015
Where: Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
How: Fox Sports 1
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Raphael Assuncao vs. Urijah Faber
Former WEC champion Urijah Faber has seemingly found himself in yet another No. 1 contender fight, as it has been reported that “The California Kid” will be taking on the streaking Raphael Assuncao in the main event of UFC Fight Night 62.
Globo was the first to report the news earlier today, as UFC officials have yet to formally announce the match up.
UFC Fight Night 62 is...
Raphael Assuncao has become the second major UFC bantamweight star to suffer an injury in the space of 24 hours.
Assuncao, who’s on an impressive seven fight winning streak in the Octagon, revealed on Twitter that he broke his ankle in training which will the current No.4 ranked bantamweight contender out of action for some time.
“I am devastated 2 inform that my title shot...
Although Dominick Cruz’s latest ACL injury was unfortunate news, everybody would have understood if fellow UFC bantamweight contender Raphael Assuncao (pictured) didn’t get a little excited.
With Cruz out of commission for the foreseeable future, Assuncao could have slid in and taken the top contender moniker to be the next challenger for 135-pound champion TJ Dillashaw.
Another bantamweight contender has fallen by the wayside due to injury as Raphael Assuncao will be out of action for several weeks after breaking his ankle in training recently.
Assuncao reported news of the injury via Twitter on Monday.
"I am devastated to inform that my title shot hopes will be even further delayed due to broken ankle suffered in training," Assuncao wrote. "I...
When it rains, it pours.
Just minutes after No. 2 ranked bantamweight contender Dominick Cruz announced he suffered yet another ACL injury, No. 4 ranked contender Raphael Assuncao has announced he broke his ankle in training and he too will be out indefinitely.
I am devastated 2 inform that my title shot hopes will be even further delayed due 2 broken ankle suffered in training...
Well, it’s not the bantamweight title tilt Raphael Assuncao was hoping for, but at least he’s staying active against someone in the top 10.
On Wednesday, it was announced Assuncao will battle Bryan Caraway at UFC Fight Night Halifax. A strawweight scrap between Kailin Curran and Paige Vanzant was also added to the October 4 roster.
Assuncao will be riding a six-fight winning...
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