TJ Dillashaw vs Raphael Assuncao, Joey Beltran vs Fabio Maldonado Targeted for UFC Fight Night 29

TJ Dillashaw

TJ Dillashaw

  • 8-1 MMA / 4-1 UFC Record
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Hugo Viana, Vaughn Lee, Issei Tamura

Raphael Assuncao

Raphael Assuncao

  • 20-4-0 MMA / 4-1 UFC Record
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Yves Jabouin, Mike Easton, Johnny Eduardo

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Joey Beltran

 

Joey Beltran

  • 14-8 MMA / 3-5 UFC Record
  • Lost 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Rolles Gracie, Tim Hague, Aaron Rosa

Fabio Maldonado

 

Fabio Maldonado

  • 19-6 MMA / 2-3 UFC Record
  • Lost 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Maiquel Falcao (x2), James McSweeney, Roger Hollett

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UFC FIght Night 29

October 9th, 2013

Barueri, Brazil

Ginasio Poliesportivo Jose Correa

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TJ Dillashaw took another step forward towards adding his name among the elite fighters atop the UFC bantamweight division with an impressive first round knockout victory over Hugo Viana at UFC on FOX 7. He’s now won four straight fights since losing to John Dodson in the Ultimate Fighter 14 bantamweight finale.

Raphael Assuncao has quietly won four consecutive fights in the UFC, dating back to August of 2011. After suffering a first round knockout loss to Erik Koch at UFC 128, Assuncao dropped to the 135-pound division where he’s gone 4-0, including wins over Johnny Eduardo, Mike Easton, and Vaughan Lee.

Joey Beltran looks to compete for the first time in 2013, since testing positive for a banned substance after his decision victory over Igor Pokrajac at UFC on FX 6. He was suspended nine months and the result of the fight was overturned to a no contest. So officially, Beltran has lost three out his last four fights, with his only victory since June of 2011, coming outside the UFC, a unanimous decision win over Anton Talamantes at a C3 Fights event.

Brazilian slugger, Fabio Maldonado likely saved himself from the UFC’s chopping block, earning a unanimous decision over Roger Hollett at UFC on FX 8. The win snapped a three-fight losing streak, including decision losses to Kyle Kingsbury and Igor Pokrajac and a TKO loss to Glover Teixeira.

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