Aljamain Sterling entered this fight with a record of 12-1-0 (67% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.14 bantamweight in the world while his opponent, the black belt in Bjj Raphael Assuncao, has a mma record of 23-5-0 (57% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.21 in the same weight class. Both fighters fought and lost once in 2016: Sterling was defeated by Bryan Caraway while Assuncao lost the rematch with TJ Dillashaw (=Dillashaw vs Assuncao 2). Raphael Assuncao vs Aljamain Sterling is on the undercard of Valentina Shevchenko vs Julianna Pena – UFC on Fox 23. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on Fox 23: Shevchenko vs Pena
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
Division: bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg)
UFC on Fox 23 fight card (main fights):
Valentina Shevchenko vs Julianna Pena
Donald Cerrone vs Jorge Masvidal
Andrei Arlovski vs Francis Ngannou
Jason Knight vs Alex Caceres
Aljamain Sterling vs Raphael Assuncao
Assuncao’s previous fight: TJ Dillashaw vs Raphael Assuncao 2
Assuncao’s next fight: Marlon Moraes vs Raphael Assuncao
Sterling vs Assuncao Fight Video:
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