UFC 282: Raul Rosas Jr Impresses in Debut, Subs Jay Perrin

Raul Rosas Jr. and Jay Perrin, UFC 282
Raul Rosas Jr. and Jay Perrin, UFC 282 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

The youngest fighter in UFC history made his debut on Saturday night at UFC 282 in Las Vegas. Taking on Jay Perrin, 18-year old Raul Rosas Jr. was one of the stars of the show throughout fight week.

Rosas has earned his way into the UFC care of Dana White’s Contender Series, and had looked dominant doing so. But the competition was only going to get stiffer moving forward.

The teenage sensation made it look easy on Saturday night, electrifying the Las Vegas crowd at the T-Mobile Arena.

The fight started with Rosas shooting in early on a leg. He lifted Perrin up in the air with a high crotch but Perrin had good balance. Rosas did sneak around to the back where he dumped Perrin and took the back. It looked like he was going to slip off, but Rosas stayed tight and threatened the rear-naked choke.

Jay Perrin was calm and got to his feet with Rosas still on his back. But soon enough, Perrin went back down and Rosas sunk in the choke and secured to rear-naked choke again. It was tight, the finish was inevitable, and Perrin was soon tapping. With the win, Raul Rosas Jr. is now the youngest winning fighter in UFC history.

Official result: Raul Rosas Jr. def. Jay Perrin by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 2:44