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T.J. Dillashaw-Raphael Assuncao moved to October event

T.J. Dillashaw-Raphael Assuncao moved to October event

A match-up originally expected to unfold next month has been pushed back to October after one of the evening’s participants suffered a minor hand injury while training for the tilt. Specifically, UFC bantamweight T.J. Dillashaw will challenge recovering submission-artist Raphael Assuncao at UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil on the evening’s undercard.

MMAFighting was first to report the addition to the October 9 event. The fight was initially booked for UFC Fight Night 28.

Dillashaw is on a four-fight winning streak with finishes in his last three tilts. He holds an overall record of 8-1 with six total stoppages to his credit.

The 20-4 Assuncao has tapped out ten of the opponents he’s beaten. He is 2-0 since slimming down to 135 pounds but has found success in a quartet of consecutive clashes.

UFC Fight Night 29 is headlined by a welterweight meeting between Demian Maia-Jake Shields.

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Man-alpha male out of Sac town is like the American version of Nova Uniao- producing lighter weight lethal contenders and future champions-This is going to be a real test for TJ

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