Opponent: The 17-year-old Mexican is the youngest ever signed by the UFC | battle

The presentation of Raul Rosas Jr. in the penultimate week of the present Contender Series season left Dana White in little question about his signing. Although the Mexican fighter is solely 17 years previous. He had a dominant efficiency final Tuesday towards compatriot Mando Gutierrez in a bantamweight match (as much as 61 kg) and received by unanimous determination (30-27 triples). Raul Rosas Jr. breaks the file held by Chase Hooper, who joined the UFC at the age of 19.

Contender Series 2022 Highlights – 09/20/2022

– He is completely, positively gifted. He is particular. At 17, you simply do not see youngsters behaving like that,” stated Dana White, asserting her hiring after the Las Vegas present. Watch highlights from Tuesday’s card above.

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

The evening was additionally essential for Brazil, who had two extra fighters signed by Dana White. In the first struggle of the evening, flyweight (as much as 56 kg) Jafel Filho knocked out Venezuela’s Roybert Echeverria 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 attend Dana White’s announcement of his signing.

And in the final struggle, the middleweight (as much as 84 kg) Brunno “Hulk” Ferreira – fighter from Thai Evolution – knocked out the Albanian-Italian Leon Aliu with solely 1min35s struggle, when he delivered sturdy blows that introduced the opponent to the canvas. The nation was additionally represented by Richard Jacobi, who was knocked out by Austin Lane in the heavyweight division (as much as 120 kg).

Flyweight Jafel Filho knocks out Venezuelan to earn UFC contract — Photo: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

With the signings of Brunno Hulk and Jafel Filho, the Brazilian squadron now has a complete of 9 fighters below contract. In addition to the two talked about, they’ve already secured the contract of Bruna Brasil (straw), Vitor Petrino (mild heavyweight); Gabriel Maretinha (Welterweight); Ismael Maretta (light-weight); Dennis Gomes (straw); Claudio Ribeiro (midfielder); and Vinícius Salvador (fly).

Middleweight Bruno Hulk celebrates the likelihood given by Dana White and goes to the 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 by TKO at 1min35s of R1
Raul Rosas Jr. defeated Mando Gutierrez by unanimous determination (30-27 three-way)
Austen Lane defeated Richard Jacobi by TKO at 4:34 of R1
Nurulo Aliyev defeated Josh Wick by TKO at 4:36 of R1
Jafel Filho defeated Roybert Echeverria by TKO at 1min09s of R3

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