Raul Rosas Jr. is the youngest winner in UFC historical past. The 18-year outdated lived as much as the lofty expectations positioned on his shoulders with a first-round submission win over Jay Perrin at UFC 282 in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday evening.
Two months faraway from his birthday, Rosas Jr. made his UFC debut because the preliminary card headliner. Perrin was by far essentially the most skilled fighter that Rosas Jr. had confronted in skilled combined martial arts. Perrin was 0-5 between UFC, Bellator and “Dana White’s Contender Series” appearances however had 16 skilled fights — greater than twice as many as Rosas Jr.
Perrin landed a pleasant left hook and jab early however was quickly overwhelmed by Rosas Jr. The teen shot deep for a takedown, picked up Perrin and slammed him down. Rosas Jr. achieved a again take moments later and began looking for a rear-naked choke. While Perrin initially did nicely to defend himself, Rosas Jr. ultimately locked on the choke and compelled Perrin to faucet a bit of greater than midway into Round 1.
Rosas Jr. pleaded his case for a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus throughout his post-fight interview.
“I want that fifty Gs so I should purchase my mother a minivan and he or she can provide me a journey to the [UFC Performance Institute],” Rosas Jr. stated.
Rosas Jr. first made headlines after receiving a UFC contract supply at age 17 for his September look on “Contender Series.”