It's four bantamweight fights and four wins for Raphael Assuncao.
On Saturday night at UFC on FUEL 10, it was Vaughan Lee who was added to his ledger, with Assuncao adding another submission due to armbar. It was the night tapout victory of his career, and the finish came 1:51 into the second round.
Assuncao controlled most of the first, but closed it out in the next round with a takedown into a perfect pass into full mount. He took a moment to work Lee's arm free but after rolling through, it was a wrap.
"I was training specifically to fight Vaughn Lee because he's a very good striker, and my strategy worked out," he said through an interpreter after the match.
Five of Lee's eight losses prior to the fight had come via submission.
After winning, Assuncao seemed to indicate that his streak was enough to get him into the division's gold rush.
"I don't want to say anyone's name. All I want is a chance to go for the title. That's what I want," said Assuncao, who is No. 6 in the UFC rankings. His other wins have come against Mike Easton, Issei Tamura and Johnny Eduardo.
Assuncao is now 19-4. Lee dropped to 13-9-1.