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Featherweight Junior Assuncao’s road back to the UFC starts with July fight for Legacy FC

Junior Assuncao was as surprised as fans after his release from the UFC earlier this year. Now, Assuncao officially has a new home after signing a multi-fight deal with Texas’ Legacy FC.

Assuncao (13-5) will make his debut with the company on July 13 at Legacy FC 12 though no opponent has been announced for him.

MMAJunkie was the first to report the 30-year old Brazilian featherweight’s signing.

Assuncao went 1-2 after debuting inside the Octagon in 2006 as a lightweight and was let go. He returned to regional action, compiling a solid 7-1 mark and earning another shot in the UFC. He returned to the organization as featherweight, defeating Eddie Yagin but losing a decision loss to Ross Pearson which ultimately led to his release.


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