UFC 282 video: 18-year-old Raul Rosas Jr. makes quick work of Jay Perrin with first-round rear-naked choke


Raul Ross Jr. is the UFC’s youngest fighter and is now the youngest to win a fight in the Octagon.

The 18-year-old Contender Series veteran made quick work of Jay Perrin in the featured prelim at UFC 282 as he secured an early takedown and wrapped up a rear-naked choke to earn the submission victory. The end came at just 2:44 in the first round as Rosas lived up to the hype that had been built around the teenager ever since he signed his UFC contract.

Following the win, Rosas made a call to receive a post-fight bonus and his justification might actually deserve some consideration.

“I need $50g’s to get my mom a minivan so she can give me a ride to the [UFC Performance Institute],” Rosas said. This is insane, but it was the right thing to do. I’m living the dream.

” I’m doing the things that I love. Tonight I am here to introduce myself. I want that belt .”


It didn’t take long for Rosas to close the distance, grab onto Perrin and bring the fight into his world on the ground. The UFC newcomer didn’t show any signs of nerves as he effortlessly took the back and started working for submissions as Perrin did his best to play defense.

Rosas looked meticulously for the rear-naked, with Perrin trying to resist the hands to try to get free.

It was futile. Rosas finally wrapped his arms around Perrin’s neck to secure the submission. Perrin couldn’t resist tapping out as soon as Perrin tightened his grip.

It’s hard to imagine going to class in high school just recently and then getting a win in the UFC but that’s exactly what Rosas has managed. Of course, given his age it’s tough to imagine the UFC will throw him to the wolves in the deep end of the bantamweight division just yet but he definitely appears to be a prospect worth watching for the future.

Source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2022/12/10/23503541/ufc-282-video-18-year-old-raul-rosas-jr-makes-quick-work-of-jay-perrin-first-round-rear-naked-choke?rand=96749