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Who Is Raul Rosas Jr? UFC Star Weight Height and More

Raul Rosas Jr. created a history fighting at DWCS week 9 ( Source : mmaweekly )

Raul Rosas Jr, a UFC sensation at age 17, is 5 feet and 9 inches and weighs 134 lbs. Rosas Jr. is making the headlines as he overpowered the MMA world.

Let's look into a few of his details before diving into the achievements of the young and emerging UFC star.

Quick Facts On Raul Rosas Jr.

Real NameRaul Rosas Jr.
NicknameEl Nino Problema
Date Of BirthOctober 8, 2004
Height5 feet 9 inches (175.26 cms)
Weight61.23 kg (135 lbs)
ProfessionMMA Fighter
ClassBantamweight

The Emerging UFC Star Is Seventeen Years Old

Born on October 8, 2004, Raul Rosas Jr. is seventeen in 2022. Hailing from Santa Rosa, California, Rosas won a contract with the UFC with his outstanding performance in Week 9 of Dana's Contender Series.

In front of UFC boss 'Dana White' this week, Rosas Jr. competed against 25-year-old Mando Gutierrez at APEX in Las Vegas and put on a jiujitsu clinic.

The American fighter is six fights into his professional career and is still unbeaten. He competes out of Eddie Bravo's 10th Planet Jiujitsu in Las Vegas.

 

The bantamweight won unanimously, becoming the DWCS's youngest champion, after clocking more than ten minutes of control time throughout the three rounds. More impressive than what the teen accomplished, however, was how he did it.

To illustrate, at a relentless pace, Rosas landed a spinning back kick, avoided multiple guillotine attempts, faked a flying knee to gain the upper hand, fought off his back, nearly executed a smooth Suloev Stretch submission, and made Gutierrez wear him like a human backpack.

The Physical Stature- Weight And Height Of The Emerging UFC Star

Raul Rosas Jr. "El Nino Problemo" is listed at 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) tall, with a reach of 67.0" (170 cm). He has fought in the bantamweight and featherweight classes throughout his career.

At the 135 lb weight limit, he defeated Mando Gutierrez in DWCS 2022 to earn his most significant victory. Rosas was 17 when he signed with the UFC, making him the youngest fighter.

Raul Rosas Jr. 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) tall, with a reach of 67.0
Raul Rosas Jr. 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) tall, with a reach of 67.0" (170 cm) ( Source : marca )

Rosas Jr. is dedicated and confident in his ability to become the youngest UFC champion ever by winning a championship before turning 20.

After his recent victory, the emerging athlete told reporters: "I knew I was going to get that contract. I’ve been saying it since the beginning. Since I was born, I knew this was going to happen.”

Who Is Raul Rosas Jr.? Details On The Athlete's Nationality

Raul Rosas Jr. is a competitor of Mexican martial artist (MA) and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The man has already claimed his worth, saying he is the new king of the arena and came for "that" belt.

Although the MMA fighter is currently based in California, he was born in Mexico. Tapology lists him as the #74 Pro Bantamweight combatant in Latin America and the #37 highest-ranked Bantamweight fighter in Mexico.

Raul Rosas Jr. is a competitor of Mexican martial artist (MA) and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Raul Rosas Jr. is a competitor of Mexican martial artist (MA) and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). ( Source : google )

The future of the Bantamweight competitor has the company president quite optimistic. Talking about the performance of Rosas, Dana commented that his performance at DWCS to Lauro Sanko was brilliant.

Furthermore, he termed Raul positively talented and unique. In the words of Dana, "You simply don't see youngsters acting that way at the age of 17."

Now, everyone is excited about who Raul Rosas will face next, as it will undoubtedly be a significant deal, and he will likely be 18 years old.

Inside The Raul Rosas's Parents And Ethnicity

The well-known Mexican MMA and UFC fighter, Raul Rosas Jr. was born in Mexico to his parents, Mister Rosas and Rosa Sanchez. Because he is the youngest MMA champion, Raul is well-known in the sport.

As aforementioned, on September 20, 2022, Rosas gained notoriety by defeating his opponent, Fighter Gutierrez, in an MMA match. Born on October 8, 2005, the 17-year-old athlete attended a private school for his education.

Raul has already participated in five battles this year (2022); if possible, he is looking forward to the next one. He has proven that he is an excellent fighter.

Raul Rosas Jr. was born in Mexico to his parents, Mister Rosas and Rosa Sanchez.
Raul Rosas Jr. was born in Mexico to his parents, Mister Rosas and Rosa Sanchez. ( Source : google )

Rosas Jr. entered the professional ranks on November 26, 2021, when he participated in an Ultimate Warrior Challenge in Mexico. Eduardo Velazquez was his opponent in that fight.

He used a rear-naked choke to successfully submit his opponent, ending the bout's first round. The fight was finished in seconds or less than a minute. Despite this, many think he has the ability to be the public face of nay organization he is associated with; therefore, people are eager to see more of Raul Rosas Jr.

Additionally, he said he was ready for another battle to start right then and there during the post-fight interview. He also asked the media when the next battle would be and when it would happen, indicating that he was interested in competing in the upcoming fight.

Early Life And Upbringing Of The Bantamweight Contender

Raul Rosas Jr. began his amateur career when he was 15 years old and had great success from the beginning. He would go up against veteran fighters twice his age as an amateur.

On his amateur history, the UFC fighter says it was Indian territory, and the promoter had the lion's share of control. He eventually persuaded him and received permission to compete on his card.

Rosas Jr. successfully landed a contract with the largest MMA organization in the world thanks to a tremendously strong performance on Dana's Contender Series. He made his UFC debut against Mando Gutierrez (25). 

Raul Rosas Jr. became the youngest UFC fighter
Raul Rosas Jr. became the youngest UFC fighter ( Source : google )

The 17-year-old is the youngest fighter to join the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and he had to obtain a special license to compete in the state of Nevada. The young Mexican fighter eventually prevailed by unanimous decision.

Reportedly, Rojas Jr. signed his UFC contract on September 2. The bantamweight contender previously participated in the Ultimate Warrior Challenge competitors and held a 6-0 professional MMA record. 

After witnessing Rosas Jr. compete, 'Dana,' the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, said that he was blown away by how a 17-year-old carried himself the way he did in this battle. Taken aback by Rosas' performance, Dana confirmed that the young fighter is prepared for the UFC.

Does Raul Rosas Jr. Have A Girlfriend?

No, Raul Rosas has no girlfriend, and the UFC athlete is unmarried. Moreover, he has not shared any details regarding his dating life on his social media platforms, including Instagram.

The fighter has amassed 143K followers on his Instagram with 58 posts. On the other hand, Rosas follows 857 people and has mentioned himself as "Mexicano🇲🇽 MMA Fighter" on his bio.

Net Worth And Career Achievements Of The Fighting Champion

According to Worthycelebs, Raul Rosas Jr.'s net worth is 500K USD. It is known that his primary source of income is his UFC fighting career. 

The UFC likes to support the underdog, so on Wednesday, they released Rosas's bout on their YouTube account to further build anticipation. The native of California, who is not bad at speaking, came out confident.

According to Worthycelebs, Raul Rosas Jr.'s net worth is 500K USD
According to Worthycelebs, Raul Rosas Jr.'s net worth is 500K USD ( Source : talksport )

Rosas Jr. has five years to unseat Jon Jones as the youngest UFC champion in history if he wants to fulfill that dream. At the youthful age of 23, Jones won the light heavyweight title in 2011.

The UFC's bantamweight category is very competitive, so the newcomer should have no illusions about the challenge ahead. For instance, Umar Nurmagomedov (Khabib's cousin), Sean O'Malley, and the potentially dangerous Song Yadong await Rosas Jr. in the lower part of the bantamweight rankings.

Some FAQs

Does Raul Rosas Jr. Have A Girlfriend?

Raul Rosas Jr., a UFC fighter, is now single and without a girlfriend. He hasn't gone into great detail about his private life. He recently achieved fame, and there are a lot of things to learn about him.

What is the net worth of Raul Rosas Jr.?

The emerging player has just initiated his career and has a net worth of between $500k and $1 million. Undoubtedly, this amount will soar in the near future.

When did Rosas Jr. begin his fighting career?

Prior to turning professional in November 2021, Rosas Jr. started fighting in 2020 and had a 2-0 record as an amateur. Since then, he has amassed eight straight wins, six victories, and five finishes.

When did he signed the contract with UFC?

He signed the UFC contract on September 20, 2022. However, before engaging in cage combat with trained guys, he trained since he was a young child, honing his ground and striking techniques.

Where does Raul Rosas Jr. live?

Born in Mexico, Raul Rosas Jr. currently residing with his parents in Santa Rosa, California.