Raul Gilberto Rosas Rios also known as El Niño Problema, is a professional mixed martial artist with a record of 8 wins and 1 loss. He is currently on a winning streak, with his last fight taking place on September 16, 2023 in the UFC.
He competes in the bantamweight weight class and weighed in at 135.0 lbs for his last fight. He is affiliated with N/A and stands at a height of 5’9″ with a reach of 67.0″.
He has earned a disclosed career earnings of $100,000 USD and was born in New Mexico but fights out of Santa Rosa, California.
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How old is Raul Rosas Jr?
Rosas Jr. was born on October 8, 2005, in Mexico. He was raised in Mexico and started martial arts training at the age of three.
On November 26, 2021, the young athlete made his professional debut for Ultimate Warrior Challenge Mexico, a promoter located in Mexico. Currently, he works out of Las Vegas and lives in Santa Rosa, California.
He defeated Mando Gutierrez in a decisive fashion in Dana White’s Contender Series 2022: Week 9, despite just being 17 years old at the time.
After his victory, he signed a deal with the UFC, becoming him the organization’s youngest competitor ever. Dana White welcomed Raul Rosas Jr. with much admiration,
“Obviously, an incredible fight. This kid is so high level for 17-years-old. So many things I love about this kid. I love how he just doesn’t lay there on the guard, he’s always active, he’s always busy, he’s always going for the finish. For a guy who doesn’t have this type of experience yet, at such a big stage, at such a young age. I can’t wait to see this what this kid looks like at 22. Get over here!”
What happened with Raul Rosas Jr teeth?
Raul Rosas Jr. has not talked about his dental health. He is confident and driven to become the youngest UFC champion ever by winning a belt before turning 20. After the fight, he was awarded a full-time UFC contract, and Dana, the organization’s head, sang “The Issue Youngster” for the announcement. In the interview with UFC Fight Week, Raul Rosas Jr. stated,
“I got very excited for our people, you know. They were going to have an event on this special day and when I started seeing the matchmaking, all the Mexican fighters that were on the card, getting on the card, I got excited for them because this card that they made is really exciting from top to bottom. I really appreciate the opportunity to be able to also join the crowd of all these Mexican fighters, all this Mexican talent and to be able to join them on this special day to go out there and put on a performance for all our people.”