Raphael Assuncao vs Francisco Rivera, Stephen Thompson vs Robert Whittaker Booked for UFC 170

Raphael Assuncao

Raphael Assuncao

  • 21-4-0 MMA / 5-1 UFC Record
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Yves Jabouin, Mike Easton, TJ Dillashaw

Francisco Rivera

Francisco Rivera

  • 10-2 MMA / 3-1 UFC Record
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Edwin Figueroa, Antonio Duarte, George Roop

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Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson

  • 8-1 MMA / 3-1 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Dan Stittgen, Nah-Shon Burrell, Chris Clements

Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker

  • 11-3 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Ben Alloway, Colton Smith, Bradley Scott

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UFC 170

February 22nd, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center

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Raphael Assuncao may be a win or two away from a title shot following a razor-thin, somewhat controversial split decision win over TJ Dillashaw at UFC Fight Night 29. He’s now a perfect 5-0 as a bantamweight, including other key wins over Johnny Eduardo and Mike Easton.

Francisco Rivera extended his current win streak to five at UFC Fight Night 31, stopping George Roop in the second round by TKO. He was released from the UFC in June of 2011, following a submission loss to Reuben Duran at the Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale, but was brought back after two wins under the Tachi Palace Fights banner.

The evolution of Stephen Thompson into a complete mixed martial artist, took another big step at UFC 165, showing much-improved wrestling which led to a second round TKO victory over Chris Clements.  That’s now two straight victories in the octagon since his loss to Matt Brown in April of last year, also earning a unanimous decision win over Nah-Shon Burrell at UFC 160.

Ultimate Fighter: Smashes welterweight winner, Robert Whittaker suffered his first loss in the UFC at Fight Night 27, ending up on the losing side of a hard-fought split decision against Court McGee. The loss snapped a two-fight win streak, which included wins over Brad Scott and Colton Smith.

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