Morning Report: Raul Rosas Jr. plans to win UFC title within a year, become first three-division champion


Raul Rosas Jr. has big plans for his career.

A Contender Series signee, Rosas became the youngest person to compete in the UFC when he submitted Jay Perrin at UFC 282 this past December. And with his first official UFC win in the books, Rosas is already looking ahead to making more history, by becoming the youngest UFC champion ever.

On Sunday, Rosas was in attendance for Fury FC 73 to support his brother, Kevin Rosas, who was making his pro debut. During the fight card, Fury FC brought Rosas into the cage for a quick interview, where the 18-year-old fighter made it known he is coming for the bantamweight title.

“I’m ready to go out there and show my skillset like I’ve always done,” Rosas said. Rosas said, “I don’t care about who I meet. I’m here to prove that there are levels.” Tune in April 8th, I’m going to show my skillset and show that I deserve to fight for a title.”

Rosas made his professional debut in 2021 and has quickly amassed a record of 7-0, with six finishes. Although this is a great start, Rosas still has a ways to go before he can win a bantamweight title. Rosas doesn’t let that depress his spirit.

“Remember to believe in yourself no matter what anyone doubts.” Rosas stated. “Right now, me saying I’m going to be champion, a lot of people think I’m crazy that I’m going to become the youngest UFC champion, but I believe in myself and mark my words: I will be champion in one year or less.”

And Rosas isn’t planning on stopping there. After all, why stop at being the youngest champion ever, when you can also be the first ever triple champion in UFC history?

“I’m just getting started,” Rosas said. “This is nothing to me. I ain’t celebrating nothing until I have them three belts around my waist: 135, 145, 155, let’s go! Woo!”

First things first though, Rosas has a tough test ahead of him when he faces 7-1 Christian Rodriguez at UFC 287 on April 8.


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