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Junior Assuncao

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

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 10-4 United States flag John Mahlow Submission (Guillotine Choke) XFC 10: Night of Champions 02010-
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March 19, 2010
1 4:02 United States flag Florida, United States For the XFC Lightweight Championship
Win 9-4 United States flag Pete Grimes Decision (Split) ShineFights 2 02009-
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September 4, 2009
3 5:00 United States flag Florida, United States
Win 8-4 Canada flag Kamrin Naville Decision (Unanimous) KOTC - Invincible 02009-
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March 27, 2009
3 3:00 United States flag Georgia, United States
Win 7-4 United States flag Kalvin Hackney Decision (Unanimous) Wild Bill's Full Throttle 02008-
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November 8, 2008
3 5:00 United States flag Georgia, United States
Loss 6-4 United States flag Torrance Taylor Decision (Unanimous) AFL - Bulletproof 02008-
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May 30, 2008
3 5:00 United States flag Georgia, United States
Win 6-3 United States flag Steve Sharp Submission (Guillotine Choke) AFL - Erupption 02008-
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March 7, 2008
3 4:26 United States flag Kentucky, United States
Loss 5-3 United States flag Nathan Diaz Submission (Guillotine Choke) UFC Fight Night 11 02007-
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September 19, 2007
1 4:10 United States flag Nevada, United States
Win 5-2 Ireland flag David Lee Submission (Rear Naked Choke) UFC 70: Nations Collide 02007-
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April 21, 2007
2 1:55 United Kingdom flag United Kingdom
Loss 4-2 United States flag Kurt Pellegrino Submission (Rear Naked Choke) UFC 64: Unstoppable 02006-
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October 14, 2006
1 2:04 United States flag Nevada, United States UFC debut
Win 4-1 Belize flag Scott Hope Submission (Strikes) ISCF - Knuckle Up 4 02006-
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April 28, 2006
1 1:43 United States flag Georgia, United States
Win 3-1 United States flag Dustin Hazelett TKO (Punches) FT 3 - Full Throttle 3 02005-
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July 15, 2005
1 4:27 United States flag Georgia, United States
Win 2-1 United States flag Danny Payne Submission (Rear Naked Choke) FT 2 - Full Throttle 2 02005-
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June 3, 2005
1 0:50 United States flag Georgia, United States
Win 1-1 United States flag Will Bradford Submission (Guillotine Choke) ISCF - Compound Fracture 2 02005-
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February 4, 2005
1 1:55 United States flag Georgia, United States
Loss 0-1 United States flag Andrew Chappelle Decision (Unanimous) ISCF - Fight Party 02004-
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April 23, 2004
3 3:00 United States flag Georgia, United States

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