NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Raul Rosas Jr. made history on Saturday night as the youngest fighter to ever win a UFC fight. Not only did the 18-year-old shine on the big stage, but also dominated his opponent, Jay Perrin, into submission in the first round.
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Rosas Jr, a Clovis, NM native, began fighting at a young age before his career moved him out of New Mexico. He is currently a senior in high school in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Man, this is crazy, but I knew I was going to be here at this age,” said Rojas Jr. “So right now, I’m just living the dream. I had no nerves, no pressure, and felt free. I’m doing what I love to do. And right now, tonight, I just came to introduce myself, because I’m coming for that belt.”