Candidate: The 17-year-old Mexican is the youngest ever signed by the UFC fight

Presentation by Raul Rosas Jr. In the penultimate week of the present Contender Series season, Dana White left no hesitation in signing him. Even although the Mexican fighter is solely 17 years outdated. Last Tuesday he was dominant in opposition to fellow countryman Mando Gutierrez, in a bantamweight match (as much as 61 kilos), and gained unanimously (30-27 triple). Raul Rosas Jr. He surpasses the document held by Chase Hooper, who entered the UFC at the age of 19.

Contender Series of Best Moments 2022 – 09/20/2022

– He is completely, positively proficient. It is particular. At 17, you do not see children performing like that,” Dana White mentioned when asserting the hiring after the Las Vegas present. Check out highlights from Tuesday’s card above.

Raul Rosas Jr., 17, is signed by Dana White at the Contender Series — Photo: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

The night time was additionally vital for Brazil, as Dana White signed two extra fighters. In the first fight of the night time, flyweight (as much as 56 kg) Jafel Filho knocked out Roybert Echeverria of Venezuela at 1:31 of the third spherical. Despite the victory, the Nova União fighter limped out of the cage and was taken to the hospital, unable to be current when Dana White introduced the signing.

And in the final fight, middleweight Brunno “Hulk” Ferreira (as much as 84 kg) – a Thai Evolution fighter – knocked out the Albanian-Italian Leon Aliu in 1min35 of the fight, when he delivered heavy blows that introduced the opponent to the canvas. . The nation was additionally represented by Richard Jacobi, who was knocked out by Austen Lane in the heavyweight division (as much as 120 kg).

He knocked out Venezuelan flyweight Jafel Filho and earned a UFC contract — Photo: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

With the signings of Brunno Hulk and Jafel Filho, the Brazilian Squad now has 9 fighters beneath contract. In addition to the two talked about, Bruna Brasil (straw), Vitor Petrino (mild weight) have already obtained a contract; Gabriel Marretinha (welterweight); Ismael Marreta (mild); Denise Gomes (straw); Claudio Ribeiro (midfielder); and Vinícius Salvador (fly).

Middleweight Brunno Hulk Celebrates Dana White’s Chance and Heads to UFC – Photo: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

See full Contender Series outcomes:

Contender Series 2022 #9
September 20, 2022 in Las Vegas
Brunno Hulk defeated Leon Aliu through TKO at 1 minute 35 seconds into R1
Raul Rosas Jr. Defeated Mando Gutierrez by unanimous determination (30-27 triple)
Austen Lane defeated Richard Jacobi through TKO at 4:34 of R1
Nurullo Aliev defeated Josh Wick by TKO at 4:36 of R1
Jafel Filho defeated Roybert Echeverria by TKO 1min09s of R3

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