Raul Rosas Jr. becomes youngest UFC fighter to win debut

UFC 282 features an exciting series of fights, including Raul Rosas Jr.’s historic bantamweight debut on Saturday night at the Octagon.

According to research from ESPN Stats & Information, Rosas became the youngest fighter to compete in the UFC at 18 years and 63 days when he faced Jay Perrin. The previous record was held by Dan Lauzon, who was 18 years and 198 days old on October 14, 2006 at UFC 64.

Rosas won his debut, defeating Perrin via submission in the first round. With the win, Rosas became the youngest fighter in UFC history to win his debut match.

The sports world flocked to Twitter to congratulate the 18-year-old on an impressive start to his UFC career.

Here’s a look at some of the youngest fighters to compete in UFC history:

  • Dan Lauzon — 18 years, 198 days at UFC 64 on October 14, 2006

  • Sage Northcutt — 19 years, 216 days at UFC 192 on October 3, 2015

  • Chanmi Jeon — 19 years, 286 days at UFC Fight Night on June 10, 2017

  • Victor Belfort — 19 years, 312 days at UFC 12 on February 7, 1997

  • Jake Matthews — 19 years, 313 days at UFC Fight Night on June 28, 2014

  • Song Yadong – 19 years, 358 days at UFC Fight Night on November 25, 2017

  • Naoki Inoue — 20 years, 3 days at UFC Fight Night on June 17, 2017

  • Larissa Pacheco — 20 years, 6 days at UFC Fight Night on September 13, 2014

  • Robbie Lawler — 20 years, 51 days at UFC 37 on May 10, 2002

  • Nick Diaz — 20 years, 55 days at UFC 44 on September 26, 2003

https://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/35213110/youngest-fighters-ufc-history Raul Rosas Jr. becomes youngest UFC fighter to win debut

Emma Bowman

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