ESPN was first to report the bout. UFC 241 takes place at the
Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Aug. 17 and is headlined by a
heavyweight championship rematch between Daniel
Cormier and Stipe
Miocic. The main card airs on pay-per-view through ESPN+
following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.
Sandhagen is coming off the biggest win of his career to date, a
split-decision triumph against John
Lineker at UFC Fort Lauderdale on April 27. The Elevation Fight
Team representative has won his last six bouts, including four
within the Las Vegas-based promotion.
A perennial bantamweight contender, Assuncao had a four-bout
winning streak snapped in a first-round submission loss to Marlon
Moraes at UFC Fortaleza on Feb. 2. The 36-year-old Brazilian
owns an 11-3 record in UFC competition that includes notable wins
over Moraes, Aljamain
Munhoz and T.J.