Raphael Assuncao is a professional mixed martial artist hailing from Brazil. He is a talented fighter with an impressive record and has fought in various organizations like the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC).
Raphael Assuncao was born on July 9, 1982, in Recife, Brazil. He grew up in a family of fighters, as his father and uncle were both boxers.
Raphael was introduced to martial arts at a young age and started training in various disciplines like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, and Muay Thai. He was always a talented athlete and decided to pursue a career in mixed martial arts.
Raphael Assuncao Career in MMA
Raphael Assuncao made his professional MMA debut in 2004 and quickly established himself as a top prospect.
He fought in various promotions like the WEC and Gladiator Challenge before signing with the UFC in 2011. Raphael has had a successful career in the UFC and has faced some of the best fighters in the world.
Raphael Assuncao Weight and Height
Raphael Assuncao is a bantamweight fighter, and his weight usually fluctuates between 135-145 lbs. He stands at 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm) tall, which is slightly below the average height for his weight class.
Raphael Assuncao Nationality and Ethnicity
Raphael Assuncao is Brazilian and was born and raised in Recife, Brazil. He is of mixed ethnicity, with Portuguese and African roots. Brazil has a rich history in combat sports, and Raphael Assuncao is proud to represent his country in the octagon.
Raphael Assuncao Family and Parents
Raphael Assuncao’s father and uncle were both boxers, and they introduced him to martial arts at a young age.
His father passed away when Raphael was only 14 years old, but he continued to train and pursue his dreams. Raphael has two brothers, one of whom is also a professional mixed martial artist.
Raphael Assuncao Achievements and Awards
Raphael Assuncao has had a successful career in mixed martial arts and has faced some of the best fighters in the world.
He holds notable victories over fighters like Aljamain Sterling, Rob Font, and TJ Dillashaw. Raphael has also won several awards and accolades throughout his career, including:
- Gladiator Challenge Bantamweight Championship
- UWC Bantamweight Championship
- 2009 Brazilian MMA Awards Submission of the Year
- 2013 MMAjunkie.com Fight of the Year (vs. TJ Dillashaw)