Kyler Phillips will glance to crack the top rated-10 bantamweight rankings when he usually takes on an recognized veteran.
Phillips (9-1 MMA, 3- UFC) meets Raphael Assuncao (27-8 MMA, 14-7 UFC) on July 24 at UFC Struggle Evening, which does not at this time have an declared place or location. A human being with knowledge of the problem confirmed the reserving to MMA Junkie right after an first article by Phillips on social media.
Phillips, an “Ultimate Fighter” and Dana White’s Contender Series alum, is 3- in his UFC tenure, most not long ago defeating Track Yadong by unanimous selection at UFC 259.
Meanwhile, perennial contender Assuncao is enduring the roughest stretch of his vocation. Soon after winning 4 consecutive fights, which bundled existing bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling, former title challenger Marlon Moraes and major contender Rob Font, the Brazilian has dropped a few in a row to Moraes, Cory Sandhagen, and former champ Cody Garbrandt by vicious just one-punch knockout.
With the addition, the July 24 lineup involves:
- Macy Chiasson vs. Aspen Ladd
- Maycee Barber vs. Miranda Maverick
- Trevin Jones vs. Tony Kelley
- Raphael Assuncao vs. Kyler Phillips