Report: Raphael Assuncao vs. T.J. Dillashaw bantamweight bout added to UFC on FOX Sports 1 #3

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Raphael Assuncao and T.J. Dillashaw will share the cage in a bantamweight bout at the UFC's third FOX Sports 1 event on Sept. 4, 2013.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) third FOX Sports 1 fight card, UFC on FOX Sports 1 #3, is quickly to filling up with the additional of a pivotal bantamweight battle between Raphael Assuncao and T.J. Dillashaw.

Both men are coming off four-straight victories and will look to make it five in a row when they clash inside Jornalista Feilpe Drumond Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on Sept. 4, 2013.

Brazilian news outlet SporTV Globo announced the 135-pound match up on Friday (July 12, 2013); however, UFC officials have yet to confirm the contest.

Assuncao (20-4) has looked very strong since dropping down from the featherweight division in Aug. 2011, reeling off four-straight victories with the most recent being a second-round submission of Vaughan Lee at UFC on FUEL TV 10 in June.

Dillashaw (8-1) may have lost to John Dodson in the finale of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14; however, he has improved by leaps and bounds since then and has finished his last three opponents inside the distance by (technical) knockout or submission.

UFC on FOX Sport 1 #3 will serve as a lead-in to the TUF season 18 debut and features a light heavyweight main event of Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader.

For more news and notes on UFC on FOX Sports 1 #3: "Teixeira vs. Bader," visit our complete event archive here.

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