The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Raphael Assuncao entered this fight with a professional mma record of 27-5-0 (52% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.2 bantamweight in the world. He lost to current #1 Ufc Bw champion TJ Dillashaw in 2016 (Dillashaw vs Assuncao 2) but then he has won four bouts beating Matthew Lopez (Raphael Assuncao vs Matthew Lopez) and Rob Font in his last two (Raphael Assuncao vs Rob Font).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj and former Wsof Bw champion Marlon Moraes, has an official record of 21-5-1 (71% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.6 in the same weight class. He lost the first bout against Assuncao in 2017 (Moraes vs Assuncao) but then he has won three fights defeating Jimmie Rivera in 2018 (Jimmie Rivera vs Marlon Moraes). Assuncao vs Moraes 2 is the main event of UFC Fight Night 144 (UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ 2). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 144: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2
Where: Centro de Formaçao Olimpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil
Division: bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg)
UFC Fight Night 144 fight card (main card):
Raphael Assuncao vs Marlon Moraes 2
Jose Aldo vs Renato Moicano Carneiro
Demian Maia vs Lyman Good
Charles Oliveira vs David Teymur
Johnny Walker vs Justin Ledet
Livia Renata Souza vs Sarah Frota
Assuncao’s previous fight: Raphael Assuncao vs Rob Font
Moraes’ previous fight: Jimmie Rivera vs Marlon Moraes
Moraes’ next fight: Henry Cejudo vs Marlon Moraes
Assuncao’s next fight: Cory Sandhagen vs Raphael Assuncao
Assuncao vs Moraes 2 Fight Video:
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