Freddy Assuncao: “Everyone expects me to do as well as my two brothers”

On Thursday night, Freddy Assuncao will meet Baz Cunningham at Aggression MMA 8. Before you watch the fight, check out his interview with The MMA Outsider Podcast.

“My first pro fight, I fought a guy who already had like 10 pro fights. A guy who just fought in the UFC, Felipe [Arantes]. So, since the beginning, I already knew it was not going to be easy for me, because we already had a strong name thanks to my two brothers.”

on opponent Baz Cunningham

“I saw a couple of videos on him… My brothers went over a couple of videos on him. I believe it is a good match up. We match up well. He looks like a strong guy. It looks like he has good wrestling and heavy hands. Does his stuff on the ground also. Even though I have a jiu-jitsu background, I don’t like to be on my back… I like strike and I like to wrestle.”

“We also train with Jeff Bedard, he’s a national champion. There is so much wrestling in MMA now, we have to make that transition into a lot the wrestling game. Raphael is a beast. his wrestling is amazing. He’s a jiu-jitsu guy, but like me and Junior, we are jiu-jitsu guys, but we don’t like ‘that’s a jiu-jitsu guy, he is going to stay on his back”

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