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Raphael Assuncao Names Brian Stann A Leader

Since making the move to bantamweight, Raphael Assuncao has taken three in a row and credits training partner Brian Stann for the improved fighter.

“Brian Stann motivates me so much, not to mention he’s one of the best fighters in the world,” said Assuncao on MMA Junkie Radio. “He’s a super leader. He helps me in my career and constantly reminds me.”

Last year, Assuncao finished Issei Tamura and got the decision over Mike Easton. Assuncao is set to take on Vaughan Lee at UFC on FUEL TV 10. It’s June 8 from Brazil’s Ginásio Paulo Sarasate and they will close the preliminary card.

Stann hasn’t seen action since he lost in a two round war to Wanderlei Silva at March’s FUEL TV show from Japan.