Currently riding four consecutive wins.
He is completely cemented into the top five of the bantamweight division...and nobody seems to know who he is.
Despite having solid striking skills and high-level jiu-jitsu, Assuncao has traditionally struggled to close out fights, scoring just three stoppages in his 12 fights in the division.
He had the misfortune of returning for an ill-fated rematch with Dillashaw, a fight which saw him lose fairly convincingly and get left out of the the title picture as a result.
Four consecutive wins have seen him return to the front of the contention queue...but even now, his future is uncertain with Dana White giving a less-than-enthusiastic response to questions about Assuncao challenging for the belt following his UFC 226 win over Rob Font.