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Raulian Paiva vs Raphael Assuncao preview
When is Paiva vs Assuncao?
Raulian Paiva could potentially square off against Raphael Assuncao, in Late 2021.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Paiva vs Assuncao stats
Raulian Paiva would step into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Raphael Assuncao would make his way to the cage with a record of 28 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.
The stats suggest Paiva would have a slight advantage in power over Assuncao, with a 19% knock out percentage over Assuncao's 14%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Assuncao would have a large advantage over Paiva, boosting at 36% submission rate over Paiva's 14%.
Raulian Paiva is the younger man by 13 years, at 27 years old.
Paiva has a height advantage of 3 inches over Assuncao. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Paiva is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 9 year and 8 months later than Assuncao, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He has fought 23 less professional rounds, 65 to Assuncao's 88.
Paiva vs Assuncao form
Raphael Assuncao has beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Davey Grant at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili on 11th March 2023 by submission in the 3rd round at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against 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 submission in the 1st round at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil.
Paiva's last 3 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
Assuncao's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 4 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Paiva vs Assuncao?
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