Raul Rosas Jr. has officially joined the UFC. Rosas, 17, stunned Dana White on “Dana White’s Contender Series” on Tuesday, impressing the UFC president enough to sign him to a contract.
Rosas Jr. defeated Mando Gutierrez, 25, in a three-round unanimous decision in the bantamweight class. Rosas Jr. (6-0) went to a decision for the first time, although he was up against a considerable step up in competition. Rosas Jr. has promised to break Jon Jones’ record as the youngest UFC champion. Jones, just 23, won the UFC light heavyweight title against Mauricio Rua in 2011.
Rosas Jr. declared after the bout, “I’m the new king in here, so I’m coming for that belt immediately. “I’ll win the UFC title at the earliest age ever. I would want to make my UFC debut against a top-five opponent, but I must first climb the ranks. I’ll win the UFC title at the earliest age ever.”
Rosas Jr. grabbed a different success as Jones focused on his achievement. By two years, he broke Chase Hooper’s record for being the youngest UFC signee. Rosas Jr. is UFC ready, and White has no doubts about it.
“There was nothing at all to talk about. There, we didn’t even discuss it “At the news conference after the battle, White told the journalists. “It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen. He is extraordinarily talented, unique, and unusual. You simply don’t see kids that age handling themselves that way at the age of seventeen.”