Raul Rosas Jr: Everything about the 17-year-old UFC sensation

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UFC fighter Raul Rosas Jr is a 17-year-old sensation that has broken into the MMA world, and we’ve got everything you need to know about the mixed martial artist.

Rosas Jr was able to secure a contract with the biggest MMA company in the world after a massively impressive showing on Dana White’s Contender Series.

The 17-year-old had to get a special license to allow him to compete in the State of Nevada, and he becomes the youngest-ever fighter to sign to the Ultimate Fighting Championship!

Here is everything you need to know about Raul Rosas Jr, the 17-year-old sensation that has signed with the UFC and is set to become an MMA megastar.

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‘El Nino Problemo’ has a billed height of 5’9″ (175cm) and his reach is 67.0″ (170cm).

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Raul Rosas Jr fighting at DWCS
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Rosas Jr was born on October 8th 2004, making him the youngest fighter to ever sign for the UFC at 17.

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Rosas Jr has competed in the Featherweight and Bantamweight divisions throughout his career. His defining win thus far against Mando Gutierrez in DWCS 2022 was also at the 135 lb weight limit.


The MMA fighter was born in Mexico, however, he currently fights out of California. As of writing, he is ranked the #37 highest Bantamweight fighter in Mexico and the #74 ranked Latin America Pro Bantamweight competitor according to Tapology.

When is Raul Rosas Jr Next Fight?

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UPDATE 15 November 2022: Rosas Jr is set to make his company debut as part of the UFC 282 card against Jay Perrin in a Bantamweight fight!

Dana White on the young sensation

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SHENZHEN, CHINA – AUGUST 31: UFC President Dana White attends the press conference after the UFC Fight Night event at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre on August 31, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Zhe Ji/Getty Images)

President Dana White is extremely excited about what the future holds for the Bantamweight competitor.

Speaking to Laura Sanko (via MMAJunkie) about his performance at DWCS, he said: “He is absolutely, positively talented. He’s special. He’s different. At 17 years old you just don’t see kids handling themselves like that.”

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