The Ultimate Fighter 5 winner Nate Diaz will face Junior Assuncao at UFC Fight Night 11 on September 19th according to reports.
Assuncao lost in his first MMA fight in 2004 but rebounded with 4 straight wins to earn himself a shot in the UFC. His win streak didn’t continue in his first UFC fight as he lost to Kurt Pellegrino by rear naked choke in the first round. In his next UFC fight he posted a win over David Lee at UFC 70 in April.
A submission specialist, Assuncao as ended 4 of his 5 wins by submission and has had just one fight go to decision.
You can read our earlier report on Diaz here.