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Raoni Barcelos vs. Timur Valiev set for June 26 UFC event

One top bantamweight could soon see their unbeaten streak come to an end. MMA Fighting confirmed with sources with knowledge of the matchup that Raoni Barcelos (16-1) and Timur Valiev (17-2, 1 NC) will fight in a bantamweight bout at a UFC event on June 26, with a location still to be determined, following an initial report by ESPN.
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Raoni Barcelos tests positive for COVID-19, withdraws from UFC Vegas 20

Hours after the UFC finally got Raoni Barcelos a new opponent for UFC Vegas 20 on Feb. 27, the Brazilian bantamweight has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced on social media on Monday. Barcelos and his wife are feeling “fine” and experiencing no symptoms, he said in Portuguese in a...
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With Raphael Assuncao out, Raoni Barcelos expected to meet newcomer Marcelo Rojo at UFC Vegas 20

Raoni Barcelos will compete on the UFC’s final event of the month after all. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Barcelos is now expected to meet promotional newcomer Marcelo Rojo at UFC Vegas 20. Rojo replaces Raphael Assuncao who was forced to withdraw from the bout. Per sources, the fight between Barcelos and Rojo has been agreed upon at a catchweight of 140 pounds.
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Raphael Assuncao forced out of UFC Vegas 20 fight with Raoni Barcelos

Raphael Assuncao has been forced out of his scheduled UFC Vegas 20 fight against fellow bantamweight Raoni Barcelos, MMA Junkie reports. The report in question indicates that Assuncao has withdrawn for unknown reasons, marking just the second time he has pulled out of a scheduled fight since 2013. Assuncao is...

Raphael Assuncao Out Of UFC Vegas 20 Against Raoni Barcelos

Raphael Assuncao is out of his UFC Vegas 20 fight against Raoni Barcelos due to COVID-19. MMAJunkie was first to report the news of Assuncao’s withdrawal and the UFC hoping to find a short notice replacement for Barcelos. The Brazilian also confirmed he is out of the fight on social media.
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Raphael Assuncao scratched from UFC Vegas 20, Raoni Barcelos awaits opponent

Bantamweight standout Raoni Barcelos needs a short-notice opponent after top contender Raphael Assuncao was scratched from UFC Vegas 20. Assuncao was taken off the Feb. 27 card due to a COVID-19 positive, he wrote on Twitter after an initial report from MMA Junkie. With three weeks until the event at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, the promotion will need to quickly find a replacement opponent. A person close to Barcelos told MMA Fighting the team is still waiting to hear if the search is underway.
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Raoni Barcelos vs. Raphael Assuncao targeted for UFC’s February 27th event

An all-Brazilian bantamweight clash is on deck for the UFC’s February 27th card. Sherdog reported that rising contender Raoni Barcelos will take on veteran Raphael Assuncao. No venue or location has been revealed for this show, but it’ll presumably be a Fight Night show on ESPN and/or ESPN+. Barcelos (16-1)...
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UFC books Raphael Assuncao – Raoni Barcelos

This weekend, the UFC finalized a big time bantamweight matchup for February 27th. Sherdog was first to report that the ninth ranked bantamweight contender, Raphael Assuncao (27-8), and rising contender, Raoni Barcelos (16-1). We haven’t seen Assuncao since UFC 250 when he welcomed Cody Garbrandt back. That night, Assuncao was...
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Raphael Assuncao vs. Raoni Barcelos set for UFC event on Feb. 27

A surging divisional up and comer will look to possibly crack the top-10 of the bantamweight division. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a matchup between Raphael Assuncao and Raoni Barcelos will take place at the UFC’s event on Feb. 27. Currently, a location or venue has been revealed for the scheduled fight card.