Bantamweight veteran Raphael Assuncao will attempt to break his ongoing losing streak when facing Kyler Phillips at UFC’s July 24th card, per a report from Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie.
The matchup joins a UFC “Fight Night” card that does not have a confirmed location currently.
Assuncao, a UFC vet of a decade now, has lost his last three bouts in the UFC cage. He was stopped in his last fight, as former champion Cody Garbrandt finished him late in the second round of their fight with a right hook last year.
Assuncao’s prior losses in the skid came against other credible contenders in Marlon Moraes and Cory Sandhagen. He was first booked to compete in February this year against Raoni Barcelos, although those plans were later changed.
Phillips enters the fight with some momentum, as he is currently undefeated in his three-fight UFC run. His last appearance was at UFC 259 in March, where he fought to a scorecard victory over Song Yadong.
UFC’s July 24th card does not have a main event reported for it currently. Here are the fights that are in the lineup currently.
Bout 4: Aspen Ladd (9-1) vs. Macy Chiasson (7-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 3: Maycee Barber (8-2) vs. Miranda Maverick (9-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 2: Trevin Jones (13-6) vs. Tony Kelley (7-2) (Bantamweight)
Bout 1: Raphael Assuncao (27-8) vs. Kyler Phillips (9-1) (Bantamweight)