UFC 134 Results Recap: Raphael Assuncao vs. Johnny Eduardo

Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Brazilian veteran Raphael Assuncao was successful in his first fight at bantamweight, taking a unanimous decision over Johnny Eduardo in a fairly one-sided fight. The first round featured Assuncao attacking and Eduardo counterstriking until Assuncao got a takedown. They were stood up after a minute or so, and both mostly whiffed on strikes for the rest of the round. The second round didn't feature much action until the last 30 seconds, when Assucncao earned a takedown and quickly went for a choke attempt. The horn went before he could finish though.

Raphael because the counterfighter in the third, eventually earning a takedown and spending much of the round on top.Eduardo was just never able to get anything going, and Assuncao won a 30-27 decision on all three cards. This was the fourth fight on the Facebook portion of the UFC 134 broadcast.

What was the high spot of this fight?

It appears for a second that Assuncao was knocked down by an Eduardo shot in the third, but he quickly pointed out that he slipped and it wasn't a big deal.

Where do these guys go from here?

Assuncao was a top featherweight for a time and is now looking to re-invent himself at 135. He definitely has the skills to be a top bantamweight, and this was a good first step. A matchup against Ivan Menjivar would be a very interesting fight.

Eduardo was outclassed by Assuncao, but the bantamweight division is very shallow. He'll likely get another fight against one of the 135'ers that comes up short in his own debut over the next couple of months.

Watch it now, later, or never?

Later. The bout wasn't amazing, but it did feature some excellent striking from Assuncao and a close call near the end of the second round. It was pretty slow on the ground most of the time though.

Ufc_134_button_medium


More BE coverage of UFC 134 in the full entry.

Shogun Rua Proves He Can Still Be a Champion - Fraser Coffeen

The Biggest Winners and Losers on the Night - Matthew Roth

Anderson Silva Unmatched at Middleweight, Options Slim - Leland Roling

FightMetric Recap for Anderson Silva, Edson Barboza vs. Ross Pearson - Mike Fagan

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's Greatest Hits - Brent Brookhouse

Post-Fight Recap and Analysis - Mike Fagan

Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami Fight Video Highlights - ESPN

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub Fight Video Highlights - ESPN

Bad Boy Presents Bloody Elbow Radio - UFC 134

Anderson Silva Wins Over Rio with Stoppage of Yushin Okami - Matthew Roth

Anderson Silva's Brilliance and Other Post-Hangover Thoughts - Brent Brookhouse

Mauricio Rua Stops Forrest Griffin in Two Minutes - Matthew Roth

Edson Barboza Wins a Split Decision over Ross Pearson - Matthew Roth

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira With a Stunning Knockout of Brendan Schaub - Matthew Roth

UFC 134 Post-Fight Press Conference Updates - Tim Burke

Stanislav Nedkov Silences Brazilian Crowd with Knockout of Luis Cane - Matthew Roth

Thiago Tavares Ground and Pounds Spencer Fisher to a Second Round Stoppage - Matthew Roth

Rousimar Palhares Wins a Decision in a Strange But Great Fight With Dan Miller - Tim Burke

Paulo Thiago Takes a Dominant Decision Victory Over David Mitchell - Tim Burke

Raphael Assuncao Outworks Johnny Eduardo to Decision - Matthew Roth

Erick Silva Puts Luis Ramos to Sleep with a Massive Right - Matthew Roth

Yuri Alcantara Grapples Felipe Arantes to a Decision - Matthew Roth

Yves Jabouin Works Ian Loveland to a Split Decision - Matthew Roth

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker