Raphael Assunção Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Raphael Assunção Quick Info
Height5 ft 5 in
Weight65 kg
Date of BirthJuly 19, 1982
Zodiac SignCancer
SpouseUnknown

Raphael Assunção is a Brazilian mixed martial artist known for having won “Fight of the Night” and “Performance of the Night” titles in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He fights in the “Southpaw” stance technique. He has a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt to his credit and is associated with Ascension Mixed Martial Arts center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Born Name

Raphael O. Assunção

Nick Name

Raphael

Raphael Assunção in an Instagram selfie as seen in February 2018
Raphael Assunção in an Instagram selfie as seen in February 2018 (Raphael Assunção / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

Residence

  • Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Nationality

Brazilian

Education

There is no information about the school or colleges that Raphael Assunção attended.

Occupation

Mixed Martial Artist

Family

  • Father – Cleuder Assunção
  • Mother – Francisca Assunção
  • Siblings – Júnior Assunção (Older Brother) (MMA fighter), Freddy Assunção (Twin Brother) (Owner of Ascension MMA Alpharetta and PFL fighter)
  • Others – Camilla Assunção (Niece), Betty Oliveira (Mother-In-Law), Gustavo Oliveira (Cousin)

Manager

Raphael Assunção is managed by Daniel Rubenstein of Ruby Sports & Entertainment, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Division              

  • Featherweight (2004–2011)
  • Bantamweight (2011–Present)

Reach

66½ in or 169 cm

Stance

Southpaw

Team

Ascension Mixed Martial Arts

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

65 kg or 143 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Raphael Assunção has a beautiful wife and a daughter (b. March 30, 2016). He often shares their photos on Instagram.

Raphael Assunção in a selfie with his family as seen in August 2018
Raphael Assunção in a selfie with his family as seen in August 2018 (Raphael Assunção / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Latino

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Narrow strong jawline
  • Thick strong neck
Raphael Assunção in an Instagram post as seen in July 2018
Raphael Assunção in an Instagram post as seen in July 2018 (Raphael Assunção / Instagram)

Brand Endorsements

Raphael Assunção has done endorsement work for brands like –

  • Hobby Pro Photo
  • Ascension MMA & Fitness
  • ACI Motorsports
  • Hayabusa Combat
  • Motion Control Suspension
  • Essex Parts Services
  • Onnit
  • Cold One Therapy
  • Reebok
  • Topps Digital

Religion

Christianity

Best Known For

  • Being a successful mixed martial artist and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter competing in the Bantamweight division
  • Holding on to #3 position in the official UFC Bantamweight rankings and #5 position according to sherdog.com as of June 2018
  • His remarkable victories over T.J. Dillashaw, Marlon Moraes, Joe Lauzon, and Jorge Masvidal
Raphael Assunção (Left) and Manu Mc Ilroy as seen in September 2017
Raphael Assunção (Left) and Manu Mc Ilroy as seen in September 2017 (Raphael Assunção / Instagram)

First MMA Match

On January 23, 2004, he made his MMA debut in ISCF: Friday Night Fight event in Atlanta, Georgia, against Chris Clark, winning the match by 1-0 by TKO (punches).

Personal Trainer

Raphael Assunção trains daily, 3 times a day. He gets a 2 half day, which is mainly Tuesday and Thursday, off from training per week.

Raphael Assunção Facts

  1. He and his brother Júnior Assunção, a UFC veteran, is listed as part of the brother tandem fighters in the UFC.
  2. In 2000, he started training after being influenced by his cousin Gustavo Oliveira and legend Royce Gracie.
  3. He has held the titles of BJJ black belt, Pan American Championship, and Shotokan 2004 Championship.
  4. Fighting in the UFC helps him to stay focused and motivated as it means being a part of the biggest fighting organization in the world.
  5. In August 2015, he underwent an ankle surgery where a heavy metal was inserted to his ankle after his broken ankle failed to heal properly.
  6. Before fighting professionally, he was a Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor.
  7. Visit his official training website @ ascensionmma.com.
  8. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Featured Image by Raphael Assunção / Instagram

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