DWCS Season 6 Week 9 Results: 17-Year-Old Raul Rosas Jr. Makes History as Youngest UFC Fighter Ever

Raul Rosas Jr. made history.

The 17-year-old bantamweight became the youngest UFC fighter in history on Tuesday, signing a full-time contract with the promotion after a victory in his co-feature. contender series fight against Command Gutierrezwhich took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The Mexico native outscored Gutierrez (7-2) in all three rounds and displayed a creative flair, nearly pulling off a Suloev stretch attempt in Round 1 and dropping his 25-year-old foe in the second frame with a particularly beautiful . sequence of a fake flying knee. It was an impressive performance all round, and one that proved Rosas Jr. (6-0) can be a force in the UFC in no time.

In the end, the three judges scored the contest 30-27 in favor of the young man.

“There was nothing to discuss. We didn’t even talk about it back there. … I’ve never seen anything like it,” the UFC president said. dana white.

“He has an absolutely positive talent, he is special, he is different. At 17, you just don’t see kids that age handle themselves like that.”

“Since I was born, I knew this was going to happen, so no one should be surprised,” Rosas Jr. said elated. “I’m the new king here, so I’m going for that belt now.”

Rosas Jr. ended his night by vowing to become a UFC champion at age 20.

Rosas Jr.’s historic moment capped a night of five UFC contracts, as each winner at Tuesday’s event punched their ticket to MMA’s biggest promotion.

In the main event of the night, the 29-year-old middleweight Bruno Ferrera (9-0) needed just 95 seconds to knock out Leon Aliu (10-2) with a strong flurry of looping shots.

“I’m ‘Hulk,’ I can do this,” Ferreira said afterward.

“Remember the name. I will crush everyone in the division.”

The night also saw the reappearance of a familiar face, as a heavyweight slugger austen lane (12-3) returned more than four years after his contender series waste of greg hardy.

Lane, a 34-year-old former NFL player, made the best of his second effort, knocking out the previous undefeated. richard jacob (6-1-1) with a salvo of first-round punches. After being knocked down and mounted early, Lane reversed position and smashed his foe to the ground with repeated strikes from a standing position, securing a finish at 4:34 of Round 1.

“I was happy with that. I had some adversity, that’s [the story] of my entire fighting career,” Lane said. “I got over it, I made it. And now we are here.

In another action, nurullo aliev (7-0) ran a metaphorical steamroller over Josh Wick (12-6), dropping the veteran with a flurry of shots from pole position at 4:36 of the first round.

Aliev, a 22-year-old lightweight fighter from Tajikistan, needed only one takedown to signal the beginning of the end and get past Wick under his suffocating superior control.

“My country is 93 percent mountains. I am a mountain eagle, a real mountain eagle,” Aliev said, referring to the former UFC lightweight champion. Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov. “I am a problem in the lightweight division. I’m ready next week [for a] struggle.”

The final contract of the night went to Jafel Filho (14-2), a 29-year-old flyweight who delivered Robert Echeverria (7-1) the first loss of his career with a devastating third-round knockout.

After a back-and-forth fight that saw him take substantial damage from Echeverria’s leg kicks, Filho dropped Echeverria out of nowhere with a massive counter left, then signed his UFC deal with follow-up punches on the mark. of 1:31 of Round. 3.

“My leg hurt, but not my hand,” Filho said later with a smile.

Review completed contender series results below.

  • Brunno Ferreira defeated. Leon Aliu via TKO (punches) at 1:35 of Round 1
  • Raul Rosas Jr. right. Mando Gutiérrez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Austen Lane def. Richard Jacobi via TKO (punches) at 4:34 of Round 1
  • Nurullo Aliev def. Josh Wick via TKO (punches) at 4:36 of Round 1
  • Jafel Filho def. Roybert Echeverria via TKO (punches) at 3:13 of Round 3

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