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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UFC 165 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Jon Jones def. Alexander Gustafsson via Unanimous Decision
  • Renan Barao def. Eddie Wineland via TKO (Strikes) – Round 2, 0:35
  • Brendan Schaub def. Matt Mitrione via D’Arce Choke – Round 1, 4:06
  • Francis Carmont def. Constantinos Philippou via Unanimous Decision
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Pat Healy via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary card:

  • Myles Jury def. Mike Ricci via Split Decision
  • Wilson Reis def. Ivan Menjivar via Unanimous Decision
  • Stephen Thompson def. Chris Clements via KO (Punches) – Round 2, 1:27
  • Mitch Gagnon def. Dustin Kimura via Guillotine Choke – Round 1, 4:05
  • John Makdessi def. Renee Forte via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 2:01
  • Michel Prazeres def. Jesse Ronson via Split Decision
  • Alex Caceres def. Roland Delorme via Split Decision
  • Daniel Omielanczuk def. Nandor Guelmino via KO (Punches) – Round 3, 3:18

Mark Bocek vs Michel Prazeres, Stephen Thompson vs Chris Clements Added to UFC 165

Mark Bocek

 

Mark Bocek

  • 11-5 MMA / 7-5 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Dustin Hazelett, Nik Lentz, John Alessio

Michel Richard dos Prazeres

 

Michel Richard dos Prazeres

  • 16-1 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record
  • Won 16 of Last 17 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Leandro Silva

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Stephen Thompson

 

Stephen Thompson

  • 7-1 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
  • Won 7 of Last 8 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Dan Stittgen

Chris Clements

 

Chris Clements

  • 11-4 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Jonathan Goulet, Rich Clementi, Keith Wisniewski

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UFC 165

September 21st, 2013

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Air Canada Centre

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Grappling ace, Mark Bocek had a two-fight win streak come to an end at UFC 154, after losing a one-sided unanimous decision to up-and-coming superstar Rafael dos Anjos. Previous to the Dos Anjos loss, Bocek earned two dominant decision victories of his own over Nik Lentz and John Alessio.

Michel Prazeres suffered the first loss of his career after taking a short notice fight against Paulo Thiago, losing a hard fought decision at UFC on FX 8. He began his career a perfect 16-0 in the Brazilian regional circuit, which included a unanimous decision victory over Leandro Silva at a Shooto Brazil event in June of last year.

At UFC 160, Stephen Thompson showed of his exciting striking game and a much improved takedown defense en route to an easy unanimous decision victory over Nah-Shon Burrell. In his previous fight, Matt Brown exposed Thompson’s weaknesses on the ground, handing him his first professional loss.

Last time out, Chris Clements was submitted in the third round by Matt Riddle at UFC 149, but the result was later overturned to a no contest after Riddle tested positive for marijuana. So, Clements five-fight win streak stays intact, which includes knockout victories over UFC veterans Jonathan Goulet and Rich Clementi. Also included is a split decision win over Keith Wisniewski in his UFC debut.

UFC 160 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Silva via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 1:21
  • Junior dos Santos def. Mark Hunt via KO (Wheel Kick, Punch) – Round 3, 4:19
  • Glover Teixeira def. James Te Huna via Guillotine Choke  – Round 1, 2:38
  • T.J. Grant def. Gray Maynard via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 2:07
  • Donald Cerrone def. K.J. Noons via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card:

  • Mike Pyle def. Rick Story via Split Decision
  • Dennis Bermudez def. Max Holloway via Split Decision
  • Robert Whittaker def. Colton Smith via TKO (Strikes) – Round 3, 0:41
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Abel Trujillo via Unanimous Decision
  • Stephen Thompson def. Nah-Shon Burrell via Unanimous Decision
  • George Roop def. Brian Bowles via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 1:43
  • Jeremy Stephens defeats Estevan Payan via Unanimous Decision

Amir Sadollah Out; Stephen Thompson vs Nah-Shon Burrell Slated for UFC 160

Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson

  • 6-1 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • Won 6 of Last 7 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Dan Stittgen

Nah-Shon Burrell

 

Nah-Shon Burrell

  • 9-2 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • Won 7 of Last 8 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Yuri Villefort, Lukasz Les, James Terry

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UFC 160

May 25th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

MGM Grand Garden Arena

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Stephen Thompson showed off his flashy striking ability with a highlight reel head kick knockout of Dan Stittgen at UFC 143, earning him the “Knockout of the Night” bonus in his UFC debut. In his return to the octagon, long time MMA veteran Matt Brown exposed Thompson’s shortcomings in his ground game, defeating Thompson with a clear-cut unanimous decision.

Strikeforce transfer, Nah-Shon Burrell returned to his winning ways with a unanimous decision victory over Yuri Villefort in a epic back-and-forth battle at UFC 157. In Burrell’s final fight with Strikeforce, he suffered a first round TKO defeat to Chris Spang, which snapped a six-fight win streak.

Amir Sadollah vs Stephen Thompson Set for UFC 160

Amir Sadollah

 

Amir Sadollah

  • 6-4 MMA / 6-4 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: CB Dolloway, DaMarques Johnson, Jorge Lopez

Stephen Thompson

 

Stephen Thompson

  • 6-1 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • Won 6 of Last 7 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Dan Stittgen

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UFC 160

May 25th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

MGM Grand Garden Arena

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Amir Sadollah needs a win to avoid his first back-to-back losing streak in his career. He’s lost two of his last three fights, decision losses to Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig and Dan Hardy. Sadollah’s only win since March of 2011 was a controversial split decision victory over Jorge Lopez at UFC on Fuel TV 3.

Stephen Thompson showed off his flashy striking ability with a highlight reel head kick knockout of Dan Stittgen at UFC 143, earning him the “Knockout of the Night” bonus in his UFC debut. In his return to the octagon, long time MMA veteran Matt Brown exposed Thompson’s shortcomings in his ground game, defeating Thompson with a clear-cut unanimous decision.

Stephen Thompson Out; Besam Yousef vs Matt Riddle Set for UFC 154

Besam Yousef

  • 6-1 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record
  • Won 6 of Last 7 Fights
  • Notable Wins:

 

Matt Riddle

  • 6-3 MMA / 6-3 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Greg Soto, DaMarques Johnson, Henry Martinez

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UFC 154

November 17th, 2012

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Bell Centre

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Besam Yousef made his UFC in his home country of Sweden, but fell short, losing by second round rear naked choke to Simeon Thoresen at UFC on Fuel TV 2. The loss snapped a six-fight win streak, five of which, came by way of stoppages (3 submission, 2 TKO).

Matt Riddle’s victory over Chris Clements at UFC 149 was overturned last month after Riddle tested positive for marijuana in the post-fight drug screen. The win would have been his second in a row, following a split decision victory over Henry Martinez in February of this year.