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UFC 170: Cruz Pegs Assuncao Next For Barao

UFC 170: Cruz Pegs Assuncao Next For Barao

Raphael Assuncao scored his sixth consecutive victory in the UFC’s bantamweight division Saturday night at UFC 170, and showed a former champion he is deserving of a title shot.

Dominick Cruz stated on the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show that he believes Assuncao should be the next person to challenge current UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao.

“He deserves it,” Cruz said. “He can present a lot of problems for Barao and I think he can go for the title shot.”

Assuncao, who topped Pedro Munhoz, feels the same way, obviously.

“I am happy for my six win overall,” he said, during the post-fight press conference. “I am getting better every fight.”

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