Two More Bouts Added To UFC Fight Night Norfolk, Including Sage Northcutt And Raphael Assuncao


A pair of bouts have been added to the UFC Fight Night Norfolk card as Sage Northcutt faces Michel Quinones and #4 Raphael Assuncao faces #14 Matthew Lopez.

ESPN first reported the fights.

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Northcutt (8-2-0) has won just one of his last three fights under the UFC banner, with that lone win coming over Enrique Barzola at UFC 200. Northcutt has earned three wins in the UFC and all three opponents he fought are no longer employed by the promotion.

Quinones (8-2-0) is currently winless in the UFC thus far, dropping a bout to Jared Gordon via second round knockout at UFC Fight Night Oklahoma City. Quinones also competed once in the Bellator MMA promotion, losing to Brandon Girtz at Bellator 80 in 2012.

Assuncao (25-5-0) will enter the fight on the strength of a two fight winning streak, defeating the duo of Aljamain Sterling and Marlon Moraes. Assuncao has seen his last six bouts in the UFC go the distance and it has been over four years since he earned a finish in one of his fights.

Lopez (10-1-0) also enters the fight while riding a two fight winning streak, with his victories coming over Mitch Gagnon and Johnny Eduardo. Lopez has suffered a single defeat under the UFC banner and that came to Rani Yahya at UFC Fight Night 91.

UFC Fight Night Norfolk takes place on Saturday, November 11 from the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia with Anthony Pettis and Dustin Poirier headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.

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