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Raphael Assuncao may never get his long-due respect

A reflection on the great, unheralded bantamweight’s successful career and unsuccessful first headlining opportunity Perhaps no fighter has ever done so much to receive so little in return as Raphael …read more

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Posted on February 8, 2019, 5:46 pm By
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Joseph Benavidez: Nothing good has come out of UFC dual champion fights

UFC bantamweight Marlon Moraes has an even better case for a title shot after beating Raphael Assuncao at UFC on ESPN+ 2.
But the way perennial flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez sees …read more

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USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings, Feb. 5: Welcome to the P4P list, Marlon Moraes

Thanks to his huge win over Raphael Assuncao this past Saturday, Marlon Moraes made some big climbs.
Moraes (22-5-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) submitted Assuncao (27-6 MMA, 11-3 UFC) in the first …read more

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Daily Debate results: T.J. Dillashaw can't ignore Marlon Moraes now. Can he?

What more would you like Marlon Moraes to do?
This past weekend, Moraes put on another impressive display of his skills when he submitted Raphael Assuncao in the first round of …read more

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Moraes: Dillashaw Got KTFO, So I’m Bantamweight Champ

Marlon Moraes scored his fourth straight win — third consecutive first-round finish — inside the Octagon last Saturday night (Feb. 2, 2019) by submitting Raphael Assuncao in the very first …read more

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Posted on February 4, 2019, 11:16 pm By
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Marlon Moraes Needs To Be TJ Dillashaw’s Next Opponent, Period

Since losing a split decision to Raphael Assuncao in his UFC debut back in 2017, Marlon Moraes has been a man on a mission. The former WSOF bantamweight champion kept …read more

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Marlon Moraes: UFC Fortaleza Octagon Interview

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Marlon Moraes avenged a previous loss to Raphael Assuncao in the UFC Fortaleza main event on Saturday in Brazil. After the fight, Moraes revealed the he fought illness …read more

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Marlon Moraes Isn’t Worried About Cejudo Skipping Line At Bantamweight

In the main event of UFC Fortaleza, Marlon Moraes evened the score with Raphael Assuncao with a first round submission to avenge his 2017 loss in their first encounter. Moraes …read more

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Raphael Assuncao expects future trilogy fights with T.J. Dillashaw, Marlon Moraes

Raphael Assuncao took off his gloves in the Octagon at UFC Fortaleza. At the time, some speculated that Assuncao might be retiring from MMA.
Hardly.
Assuncao fell by first-round submission to …read more

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No Doubt About It, Moraes Is ‘Magic’

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight contenders Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes squared off for a second time last night (Sun., Feb. 2, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 144 on ESPN+ …read more

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Marlon Moraes Wants A New Contract & UFC Bantamweight Title Shot

Marlon Moraes is eyeing a new contract and a shot at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight gold. Moraes is coming off a quick submission victory over Raphael Assuncao to avenge …read more

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Posted on February 3, 2019, 6:16 pm By
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After Career-Defining Win, Marlon Moraes Wants New UFC Contract, Title Shot

It was two years ago that Marlon Moraes was bested by Raphael Assuncao and he’s been vowing revenge ever since. On Saturday, he got it. …read more

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Moraes explains how Frankie Edgar, Eddie Alvarez played key roles in UFC Fortaleza win

Marlon Moraes called his shot after scoring the biggest win of his career.
The 30-year-old former World Series of Fighting champion submitted Raphael Assuncao with a sensational first-round guillotine in the …read more

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Pros react to Marlon Moraes submitting Raphael Assuncao

Last night, in the main event of UFC Fortaleza on ESPN+, top bantamweight contenders Marlon Moraes and Raphael Assuncao met for a second time.

While Assuncao won their first fight with …read more

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UFC Fortaleza recap: Moraes chokes out Assuncao in round one

Marlon Moraes picked up a first round submission win against Raphael Assuncao in their rematch at UFC Fortaleza. Marlon Moraes made quick work of Raphael Assuncao in the main event …read more

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Marlon Moraes Wants a New Contract and a Guaranteed Shot at TJ Dillashaw’s Title

Following a first round submission against Raphael Assuncao on Saturday night, Marlon Moraes says it’s time for a new UFC contract and a shot against bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw.
That was …read more

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Marlon Moraes def. Raphael Assuncao at UFC on ESPN+ 2: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Marlon Moraes’ submission win over Raphael Assuncao at UFC on ESPN+ 2 at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photos by …read more

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Marlon Moraes vs. Raphael Assuncao 2 full fight video highlights

Watch Marlon Moraes vs. Raphael Assuncao 2 full fight video highlights from UFC Fortaleza’s main event above, courtesy of ESPN.
UFC Fight Night: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2 took place Feb. 2 …read more

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Marlon Moraes Scores Quick Finish of Raphael Assuncao in UFC Fight Night 144 Headliner

Nearly two years ago, Marlon Moraes lost a disputed split decision to Raphael Assuncao and he’s vowed vengeance ever since. …read more

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UFC Fortaleza video highlights: Moraes chokes out Assuncao

Marlon Moraes made sure the rematch with Raphael Assuncao wouldn’t be left in the hands of the judges, as he stopped Assuncao in the UFC Fortaleza main event. If the …read more

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Marlon Moraes states his case with quick finish of Raphael Assuncao

In a muddled bantamweight picture, Marlon Moraes is going out of his way to make sure he stays on everyone’s mind.
The former World Series of Fighting champion had a statement …read more

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They said what?! Pros react to Moraes submission win over Assuncao

Marlon Moraes tapped out Raphael Assuncao with a guillotine choke at UFC Fortaleza. On Twitter, pro fighters were impressed. Marlon Moraes got it done in the rematch. After a split …read more

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UFC Fortaleza results: Moraes submits Assuncao in round 1

Marlon Moraes adds Raphael Assuncao to his list of impressive first-round finishes, and possibly earned himself a UFC bantamweight title shot. Two of the very best bantamweights in the world …read more

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Twitter reacts to Marlon Moraes' submission of Raphael Assuncao in UFC on ESPN+ 2 rematch

Marlon Moraes avenged his only loss in the past eight years on Saturday when he defeated Raphael Assuncao in their rematch in the UFC on ESPN+ 2 headliner.
Moraes (22-5-1 MMA, …read more

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UFC Fortaleza results: Marlon Moraes evens score with Raphael Assuncao, taps him out in first

Marlon Moraes (22-5-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) earned a measure of revenge, downing the man who spoiled his UFC debut in Raphael Assuncao (27-6 MMA, 11-3 UFC).
The bantamweight bout was the …read more

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Moraes submits Assuncao, eyes shot at Dillashaw

Marlon Moraes could be next in line for a shot at the 135-pound belt after getting Raphael Assuncao to tap to a rear-naked choke in the first round Saturday at …read more

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Posted on February 3, 2019, 4:16 am By
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Jose Aldo celebrates in crowd after impressive knockout of Renato Moicano

Before UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza’s main event between Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes, a multitude of undercard fights had major implications. Here’s how it all went down. …read more

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UFC Fortaleza Results: Marlon Moraes submits Raphael Assuncao

A key bantamweight bout between top contenders Marlon Moraes and Raphael Assuncao headlined tonight’s UFC Fortaleza event.

Marlon Moraes entered tonight’s UFC Fortaleza main event on a three fight win streak. …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 2 Highlights: Marlon Moraes Submits Raphael Assuncao

Marlon Moraes picked up his third straight first-round victory over Raphael Assuncao. The two fighters met in a bantamweight bout at the UFC on ESPN+ 2 from the Centro de …read more

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Posted on February 3, 2019, 3:46 am By
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UFC Fortaleza live blog: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2

This is the UFC Fortaleza live blog for Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes, a bantamweight bout at Saturday’s UFC event at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil.
This …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Assuncao vs. Moraes Cheat Sheet

Top UFC bantamweight contenders collide when Raphael Assuncao faces Marlon Moraes on Saturday in Fortaleza, Brazil. Who has the edge? …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Assuncao vs. Moraes undercard recap

Before UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza’s main event between Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes, a multitude of undercard fights had major implications. Here’s how it all went down. …read more

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Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes full fight video

The Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes full fight video shows the first clash between the top bantamweights at UFC 212 on June 3, 2017. Assuncao won the fight via split …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 2: Assuncao vs. Moraes live results, discussion, PBP

Live, blow-by-blow updates for today’s UFC event in Fortaleza, Brazil, which features a bantamweight rematch between Marlon Moraes and Raphael Assuncao in the headliner. Join us today on Bloody …read more

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Marlon Moraes Wanted A Different Opponent at UFC Fortaleza

In tonight’s main event of UFC Fortaleza, Marlon Moraes and Raphael Assuncao will take part in a rematch of their encounter from June of 2017. Marlon Moraes is willing to …read more

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Daniel Cormier Previews UFC Fortaleza: Raphael Assuncao vs Marlon Moraes 2

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Daniel Cormier previews the main event matchup at Fight Night Fortaleza between Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes.
Assuncao is riding a four-fight winning streak and is one win away …read more

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UFC ‘Fortaleza’ Clash: Moraes Vs. Assuncao 2!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight contenders Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes will battle once more TONIGHT (Feb. 2, 2019) at UFC Fight Night 144 (watch on ESPN+ here) from inside …read more

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UFC Fortaleza betting odds: Marlon Moraes favored in Raphael Assuncao rematch

Check out the betting odds for Saturday’s UFC Brooklyn card, where Marlon Moraes is favored over Raphael Assuncao in their main event rematch. UFC Fortaleza kicks off tonight, February …read more

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UFC Fortaleza: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2 Toe-to-Toe Preview

Phil and David breakdown everything you need to know about Assuncao vs. Moraes 2 in Fortaleza, and everything you don’t about fights lacking stakes these days. Raphael Assuncao vs. …read more

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Posted on February 2, 2019, 3:16 pm By
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UFC Fortaleza predictions

Saturday’s fight night in Fortaleza will be a showcase for the past, present, and future of Brazilian MMA.
Representing in the here and now are headlining bantamweight contenders Raphael Assuncao and …read more

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Marlon Moraes Wanted to Fight Dominick Cruz Because He’s the ‘Best Bantamweight in History’

Long before Marlon Moraes got matched up with Raphael Assuncao in the main event for Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night card from Fortaleza, Brazil, he had his sights set on …read more

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Preview! Assuncao Looks To Go Two-Zip Against ‘Magic’

For a free seven-day trial of ESPN+ click here. Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight contender, Raphael Assuncao, will rematch Marlon Moraes in the UFC Fight Night 144 headliner tonight …read more

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Raphael Assuncao: Marlon Moraes is Standing in the Way of My Title Shot (UFC Fortaleza Video)

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Raphael Assuncao plans to beat Marlon Moraes for a second time at UFC Fight Night Fortaleza and expects …read more

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Fighter On Fighter: Breaking Down Assuncao!

One of the most experienced in the game, Raphael Assuncao, will go to battle once more with brutal kicker, Marlon Moraes, this Saturday (Feb. 2, 2019) at UFC Fight Night …read more

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Live! UFC Fortaleza Ceremonial Weigh Ins!

Will the real bantamweight contender please stand up? Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes battle for the right to challenge for the 135-pound strap in this Sat. night’s (Feb. 2) showcase …read more

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Watch the UFC Fortaleza: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2 Weigh-in Live at 4 PM ET

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Watch the UFC Fortaleza Ceremonial Weigh-in live on Friday at 4 p.m. ET. Bantamweight contenders Raphael Assuncao faces Marlon Moraes in a rematch in the fight card’s main …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Assuncao vs. Moraes Cheat Sheet

Top UFC bantamweight contenders collide when Raphael Assuncao faces Marlon Moraes on Saturday in Fortaleza, Brazil. Who has the edge? …read more

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Assuncao, Moraes make weight for main event

The winner of Saturday’s bout between Raphael Assuncao and Marion Moraes is expected to get a title shot against bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw. …read more

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Live stream: UFC Fortaleza early official weigh ins

Watch the official weigh ins for UFC’s event in Brazil. The UFC is hosting an event in Fortaleza, Brazil headlined by a rematch between Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes. Perhaps …read more

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UFC Fortaleza weigh-in video

At the UFC Fortaleza weigh-ins, all 26 fighters taking part in Saturday night’s UFC Fortaleza fights will step on the scale Friday,
In the main event, Raphael Assuncao and Marlon …read more

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‘Revenge’ A Dish Best Served ... On ESPN+

“I’m a finisher,” Moraes said. “And I’m looking forward to getting another one.” Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight contender, Raphael Assuncao, defeated Marlon Moraes by way of split decision …read more

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Moraes not thinking about title picture ahead of Assuncao rematch

Marlon Moraes says he would be willing to take another fight before getting a crack at UFC champ T.J. Dillashaw, even if he gets past Raphael Assuncao on Saturday night. …read more

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Fighter On Fighter: Breaking Down Marlon Moraes!

Long-time World Series of Fighting (WSOF) Bantamweight kingpin, Marlon Moraes, will look to settle the score with crafty veteran, Raphael Assuncao, this Saturday (Feb. 2, 2019) at UFC Fight Night …read more

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Marlon Moraes wouldn’t be opposed to fighting Henry Cejudo at bantamweight

FORTALEZA, BrazilMarlon Moraes breaks down his UFC Fortaleza rematch with Raphael Assuncao, his hopes of challenging T.J. Dillashaw for the bantamweight gold, whether or not he would be …read more

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Marlon Moraes to 'keep fighting' if champ T.J. Dillashaw unavailable after UFC Fortaleza

FORTALEZA, BrazilMarlon Moraes is unconcerned about his position in the UFC bantamweight title picture ahead of a key matchup with fellow contender Raphael Assuncao at UFC on ESPN+ …read more

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Raphael Assuncao says he confronted Marlon Moraes in person about ‘thank me’ tweet

FORTALEZA, BrazilRaphael Assuncao weighs in on his rematch with Marlon Moraes at UFC Fortaleza, his thoughts on Marlon Moraes comment’s that Assuncao should thank him for getting a …read more

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UFC Fortaleza: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2 Media Day Face-Offs

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The stars of UFC Fight Night Fortaleza faced off after media day on Thursday highlighted by Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes.
TRENDING > Conor McGregor Receives Lighter Penalty Than …read more

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Marlon Moraes: ‘I’m Coming for Revenge’ (UFC Fortaleza Video)

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Marlon Moraes is looking to avenge his split-decision loss to Raphael Assuncao from two years ago in the UFC Fortaleza main event on Saturday. The event takes place …read more

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Marlon Moraes to 'keep fighting' if champ T.J. Dillashaw unavailable after UFC Fortaleza

FORTALEZA, BrazilMarlon Moraes is unconcerned about his position in the UFC bantamweight title picture ahead of a key matchup with fellow contender Raphael Assuncao at UFC on ESPN+ …read more

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Raphael Assuncao on T.J. Dillashaw's failed champ-champ bid: 'That's what you get'

FORTALEZA, BrazilRaphael Assuncao has done his best to separate himself from the frustration of not fighting for a UFC championship. However, sometimes that’s easier said than done.
Assuncao (27-5 …read more

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Moraes: Assuncao rematch ‘is my time to win,’ get title shot

Marlon Moraes believes there will be a different result to his rematch against Raphael Assuncao at UFC Fortaleza. UFC bantamweight contender Marlon Moraes predicts his rematch with Raphael Assuncao will …read more

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Stats that will define Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes

Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes face each other Saturday in Fortaleza, Brazil, in a rematch of a 2017 fight that was about as statistically even as you get. What adjustments …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | Raphael Assuncao plans to stake claim to title shot with second win over Marlon Moraes

At UFC Fortaleza, the main and co-main events will feature fights between two Brazilians. However, the main event spot between Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes is a rematch of fight …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ packs contenders, ex-champs into February

Former champions Jose Aldo and Renan Barao and rising contenders Raphael Assuncao, Marlon Moraes and Petr Yan are among those fighters in UFC action on ESPN+ in February. …read more

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Latest UFC Fortaleza Fight Card, TV Line Up

While reigning UFC bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw, is off trying to make history at 125 pounds, Raphael Assuncao will try to make it two-zip against top bantamweight contender, Marlon Moraes, …read more

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White: Assuncao Vs. Moraes 2 Winner Will Get Title Shot

Streaking contenders Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes are currently jockeying for respective title shots in the UFC’s busy bantamweight division.
Luckily for the two Brazilians, they’ll have their shot to stand …read more

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Dana White: Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes 2 is No. 1 Contender’s Bout

A few months back Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes were both stating their cases to earn a title shot at bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw. Unfortunately neither fighter got the opportunity …read more

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Pic: UFC Fortaleza Poster For ‘Assuncao Vs Moraes 2’

Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight contender, Raphael Assuncao, defeated Marlon Moraes by way of split decision when they first went to war at the UFC 212 pay-per-view (PPV) event …read more

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White: Aldo didn’t want headline spot for Fortaleza card

Why is Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes headlining UFC Fortaleza over longtime former featherweight champion Jose Aldo’s fight against Renato Moicano? Apparently Aldo isn’t interested in a 5-round bout. To …read more

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