Cleuder F. Assunção is a mixed martial arts fighter. He competes in the lightweight division. Originally from Northeastern Brazil, Junior grew up in Miami, and now resides in Atlanta. He is also the older brother of Rafael Assuncao and Freddy Assunção who also fight as a mixed martial artists.
UFC veteran, Junior Assuncāo, has earned black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Capoeira and has been a coach for over nine years.
He is the head instructor at ASCENSION MMA in Atlanta, GA. His professional MMA career has led to extensive training in these disciplines as well as in Boxing , Judo, Muay Thai, and Wrestling. He has trained out of Black House (Casa Preta) gym in Brazil with the likes of MMA powerhouses Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida.
Junior's martial arts foundation is in Capoeira, a Brazilian fight system characterized by acrobatic sweeps, kicks, and head butts that rely heavily on core strength. Having trained under Mestre Delei for 12 years, Junior credits his success in the combat sports to this discipline. As an instructor, Junior incorporates many techniques from Capoeira, such as agility, balance, and practical strength. He also has coached at Combat Sports Center in Richmond, VA. He is represented by Suckerpunch Entertainment.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|19||10 wins||4 losses|
|Win||10-4||John Mahlow||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||XFC 10: Night of Champions||March 19, 2010||1||4:02||Florida, United States||For the XFC Lightweight Championship|
|Win||9-4||Pete Grimes||Decision (Split)||ShineFights 2||September 4, 2009||3||5:00||Florida, United States|
|Win||8-4||Kamrin Naville||Decision (Unanimous)||KOTC - Invincible||March 27, 2009||3||3:00||Georgia, United States|
|Win||7-4||Kalvin Hackney||Decision (Unanimous)||Wild Bill's Full Throttle||November 8, 2008||3||5:00||Georgia, United States|
|Loss||6-4||Torrance Taylor||Decision (Unanimous)||AFL - Bulletproof||May 30, 2008||3||5:00||Georgia, United States|
|Win||6-3||Steve Sharp||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||AFL - Erupption||March 7, 2008||3||4:26||Kentucky, United States|
|Loss||5-3||Nathan Diaz||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFC Fight Night 11||September 19, 2007||1||4:10||Nevada, United States|
|Win||5-2||David Lee||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||UFC 70: Nations Collide||April 21, 2007||2||1:55||United Kingdom|
|Loss||4-2||Kurt Pellegrino||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||UFC 64: Unstoppable||October 14, 2006||1||2:04||Nevada, United States||UFC debut|
|Win||4-1||Scott Hope||Submission (Strikes)||ISCF - Knuckle Up 4||April 28, 2006||1||1:43||Georgia, United States|
|Win||3-1||Dustin Hazelett||TKO (Punches)||FT 3 - Full Throttle 3||July 15, 2005||1||4:27||Georgia, United States|
|Win||2-1||Danny Payne||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||FT 2 - Full Throttle 2||June 3, 2005||1||0:50||Georgia, United States|
|Win||1-1||Will Bradford||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||ISCF - Compound Fracture 2||February 4, 2005||1||1:55||Georgia, United States|
|Loss||0-1||Andrew Chappelle||Decision (Unanimous)||ISCF - Fight Party||April 23, 2004||3||3:00||Georgia, United States|