Current rankings @ Bantamweight
Raphael Assuncao vs Kyler Phillips preview
When is Assuncao vs Phillips?
Raphael Assuncao could potentially face the challenge of Kyler Phillips, in Spring 2023.
The fight would be contested over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Assuncao vs Phillips stats
Raphael Assuncao would step into the octagon with a record of 28 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.
Kyler Phillips would make his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggest Phillips would have a massive power advantage over Assuncao, boosting at 50% knock out percentage over Assuncao's 14%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Assuncao would have an advantage over Phillips, with a 36% submission rate over Phillips' 20%.
Raphael Assuncao is the older man by 13 years, at 40 years old.
Phillips has a height advantage of 3 inches over Assuncao. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Assuncao is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 26 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 12 years and 1 month earlier than Phillips, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 63 more professional rounds, 88 to Phillips' 25.
Assuncao vs Phillips form
Raphael Assuncao has beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Davey Grant at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili on 11th March 2023 by in the 3rd round at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Victor Henry at UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Araujo on 15th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Ricky Simon at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round.
Before that, he had lost to Cody Garbrandt at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
He had been beaten by Marlon Moraes at UFC on ESPN+ 2 on 2nd February 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil.
Assuncao's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Phillips' last 4 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Assuncao vs Phillips?
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