Well, it’s not the bantamweight title tilt Raphael Assuncao was hoping for, but at least he’s staying active against someone in the top 10.
On Wednesday, it was announced Assuncao will battle Bryan Caraway at UFC Fight Night Halifax. A strawweight scrap between Kailin Curran and Paige Vanzant was also added to the October 4 roster.
Assuncao will be riding a six-fight winning streak into the tango. The Brazilian most recently posted a unanimous decision win over Pedro Munhoz in February at UFC 170.
Caraway has quietly rattled off victories in five of his last six outings, including two straight. He is coming off June’s submission over Erik Perez.
Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada hosts the festivities.
Here is the card’s current roster:
Kailin Curran vs. Paige Vanzant
Raphael Assuncao vs. Bryan Caraway
Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine