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Undefeated record-setter Raul Rosas Jr. ready for new fight!



Raul Rosas Jr. UFC 282 Frontkick

Raul Rosas Jr will fight at UFC 287 in April. Photo via YouTube

The youngest fighter in UFC history, Raul Rosas Jr, is set for his second fight in the promotion.

At UFC 287 in April, the 18-year-old prospect will face bantamweight Christian Rodriguez. The news of the matchup was first reported by Eurosport.

A few months back, Rosas Jr. became the name on everyone’s lips as he secured his UFC contract at 17 years of age. In December, he won his octagon debut with a first-round submission against Jay Perrin, and was awarded with his first post-fight bonus.

His next opponent, Rodriguez, is 1-1 in the promotion and comes from a win against Joshua Weems in October. The 25-year-old made his UFC debut in February 2022, but lost a unanimous decision to Jonathan Pearce.

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Announced bouts for UFC 287 on April 8

At this moment, no venue or location is announced for UFC 287, however, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Miami have been rumored to host the event.

No headliner has yet been announced, but a bunch of interesting fights are already scheduled to take place on the card.

  • Bantamweight bout: Rob Font vs. Adrian Yanez
  • Women’s Strawweight bout: Cynthia Calvillo vs. Lupita Godinez
  • Women’s Strawweight bout: Michelle Waterson vs. Luana Pinheiro
  • Lightweight bout: Ignacio Bahamondes vs. Nikolas Motta
  • Bantamweight bout: Raul Rosas Jr vs. Christian Rodriquez

*Bout order and number of fights can change.

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