Pro Record: 15-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Unit 2 Fitness
Age: 34
Sex: Male
Height: 5 Feet. 9 Inch(es).
Weight: 170 lbs.
Out of: Atlanta, Virginia

Junior Assuncao's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
NSF 06/07/2014 Win Alejandro Solano Rodriguez Xtreme Fighting Championship International 5 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 09/13/2013 Win Guilherme Faria de Souza Premium Fight Championship 2 Submission Kimura 4 2:05 Title Fight
12/30/2011 Loss Ross Pearson UFC 141 Lesnar vs. Overeem Decision Unanimous Decision 3
09/24/2011 Win Eddie Yagin UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 03/31/2011 Win Wesley Murch Recife Fighting Championship 4 Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 1:32
NSF 12/02/2010 Win Mark Miller Recife Fighting Championship 3 KO Strike 1 4:03
03/19/2010 Win John Mahlow XFC Tampa 3/19/10 Submission 1 4:02
09/04/2009 Win Pete Grimes Shine 2: American Top Team vs. The World Decision Split Decision 3
03/27/2009 Win Kamrin Naville King of the Cage Invincible Decision Unanimous Decision 3
11/08/2008 Win Kalvin Hackney Wild Bill's Full Throttle 11/8/08 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
05/30/2008 Loss Torrance Taylor American Fight League: Bulletproof Decision Unanimous Decision 3
03/07/2008 Win Steve Sharp American Fight League Submission Guillotine Choke 3 1:40
09/19/2007 Loss Nate Diaz UFC Fight Night 11 Submission Guillotine Choke 1 4:10
04/21/2007 Win Dave Lee UFC 70: Nations Collide Submission Rear Naked Choke 2 1:55
10/14/2006 Loss Kurt Pellegrino UFC 64: Unstoppable Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 2:04
NSF 04/28/2006 Win Scott Hope International Sport Combat Federation: Knuckle Up 4 "Bring the Pain" TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 1
NSF 07/15/2005 Win Dustin Hazelett Fight Party Productions: Full Throttle 3 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 1 4:27
NSF 06/03/2005 Win Danny Payne Fight Party Productions: Full Throttle 2 Submission Strikes 1
NSF 02/04/2005 Win Will Bradford Fight Party Productions: Compound Fracture 2 Submission Guillotine Choke 1 1:55
NSF 04/23/2004 Loss Andrew Chappelle Fight Party Productions: Friday Night Fight Party Decision

Junior Assuncao's Amateur Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
NSF 02/06/2004 Win Brendan Dumont Submission Fighting Open 10 Submission Guillotine Choke 1
NSF 05/17/2003 Win Scotty Johnson International Sport Combat Federation: May Madness in Midtown Submission Arm Bar 2
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

Fighter Bio


Junior Assuncao knows about facing adversity after losing his first pro MMA fight in 2004, and then being submitted in his UFC debut last October by Kurt Pellegrino. In between those defeats, this hard-charging native of Recife, Brazil has put together five wins that have let his peers in the mixed martial arts community know that when you agree to meet him in the Octagon, you will know that you’ve been in a fight. The 25-year old Assuncao has been training in martial arts since 1995 and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 1999, earning a BJJ Brown Belt. His biggest goal right now though is to win a UFC title, and he needs a win over David Lee to keep that quest alive.