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Raphael Assuncao Improves To 4-0 At Bantanmweight, Subs Vaughan Lee

Raphael Assuncao moved closer to a future UFC bantamweight title fight by submitting Vaughan Lee Saturday night at UFC on FUEL TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum.

Since entering the UFC’s 135-pound division, Assuncao (19-4) has posted a 4-0 mark. His brother, Junior Assuncao, made sure to mention a possible title fight before his brother was interviewed by Jon Anik.

“All I want is the chance to go for the title,” said Assuncao, through a translator.

The bantamweight division currently has two champions, as Dominick Cruz is injured, as is interim champ Renan Barao.

Assuncao has defeated Lee, Mike Easton, Issei Tamura and Johnny Eduardo since a loss to Erik Koch prompted the move to bantamweight in 2011.

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