UFC on FOX 5: Raphael Assunção Fought Two Rounds with Broken Arm

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Raphael solta o chute em Mike Easton. Foto: Divulgação/UFC

Raphael throws a high kick at Mike Easton. Photo courtesy of the UFC.

Called up to be part of UFC on Fox 5 on short notice, Raphael Assunção fought a safe and evenly matched fight with Mike Easton this Saturday, and won via decision. It wasn’t the most thrilling of affairs, but it did cause a bit of a stir when a certain fact regarding the events of the tussle was revealed after the fight: Assunção fought two rounds with a broken arm.

“I broke my arm in the first round! I thought it was a muscle spasm, but it was broken,” Assunção posted on the internet. “It’s not an excuse. I’m going to continue and recover.”

The Brazilian was coming off back to back wins, while his opponent, Easton, was eight fights unbeaten.

The fight started out with both swinging on their feet, each responding quickly to the other. Assunção was the better in the first round, but Easton wasn’t intimidated and attacked, himself. Once the three rounds were over, Assunção was awarded the unanimous decision. It was afterwards, via Twitter, that the Brazilian revealed that he wasn’t 100 percent.

Written by Carlos Arthur Jr.

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