Edmonton, Alberta (Canada): Aggression MMA, one of the top Canadian fight promotions in operation, today announced that it has signed talented Brazilian mixed martial arts (MMA) competitor Freddy Assuncao to a contract with the organization. A member of the famed Assuncao family of fighting brothers, Freddy has garnered a reputation in his young career for his submission wizardry and exciting fights. He hopes to continue to build on that rep in his new fighting home, where he will make his debut on September 16th at “Unfinished Business.”
“I’m very happy to sign with a promotion like Aggression,” says Assuncao. “It’ll definitely be a boost to my career, and I am very excited about that!”
“We are very excited to have added a fighter the caliber of Freddy to the Aggression stable of competitors,” states Aggression MMA Co-owner Moin Mirza. “We expect him to compete for our featherweight belt sooner rather than later.”
A native of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, Assuncao (4-1) made his pro debut in 2009. Fighting is in his blood, as evidenced by his brothers, Raphael and Junior, who are themselves accomplished MMA fighters. All three brothers train together outside Atlanta, Georgia at Ascension Mixed Martial Arts. Raphael is currently fighting for the UFC®, while Junior is a veteran of the UFC® has not tasted defeat since 2008. Freddy, the youngest brother, is coming off a submission victory over UFC®/WEC® vet Kit Cope, but has shown that he isn’t a one-trick pony, as evidenced by his evolving striking game. He is a prospect MMA fans need to keep an eye on, as the sky is the limit for this developing young star.
Assuncao’s first opponent in Aggression MMA is being determined, but whoever it is will certainly provide a stiff test for Assuncao.
Aggression recently announced that it is bringing back some of the top Canadian stars out there for its September 16th “Unfinished Business” fight event. Recent Bellator® signee Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford and multi-time UFC® competitor Tim “The Thrashing Machine” Hague will both be competing, as will fellow Canadian favorites Steve Beaumont, Rio Wells, and Nick Penner. In addition, the Aggression MMA featherweight title will be contested. The full fight card will be revealed shortly. Canadian fight fans won’t want to miss this incredible event!
Making a strong debut in front of his new Canadian fans is of the utmost importance to Freddy, and to the fans, he says, “Thanks for supporting the sport of MMA. I promise I’m going to give you guys a show!! My goal is to become the Aggression 145 lb. champion!”
“Freddy is a strong submission fighter, and whoever wins the featherweight belt on September 16th is going to have a very dangerous challenger waiting in the wings for his crack at the belt,” concludes Aggression MMA Co-owner Harvey Panesar. “I can’t wait to see how the 145 lb. division shakes out.”
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