Raul Rosas Jr., who won a UFC contract at 17, will set a promotional record when he faces Jay Perrin at UFC 282 on Dec. 10 in Las Vegas.
Today’s announcement by Iridium Sports management, Rosas Jr., and Perrin, was made. For the Pay-Per-View event at T-Mobile Arena, the bout order is still not finalized.
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Bantamweight contenders @RaulRosasJr8 & @Joker_Gang35 lock horns on Dec. 10 #TheDarkside pic.twitter.com/Bx5QIK1jXL
— IridiumSportsAgency (@TeamIridiumISA) October 26, 2022
Rosas Jr. sealed his trip to the octagon with a decision win over Mando Gutierrez, 25, on Dana White’s Contender Series in September. To compete in the professional bout, he needed special permission from Nevada Athletic Commission.
Assuming Rosas Jr. makes it to the octagon, he will beat out Dan Lauzon, the previous record-holder for the youngest UFC fighter.
Rosas Jr sports an undefeated record of 6-0 and faces off with Perrin, 29, who’s on a two-fight skid. Perrin most recently was outpointed by Aoriqileng at UFC 278; he has yet to earn a win inside the octagon.
UFC 282 is headlined by a light heavyweight title rematch between champ Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira.