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17-year-old Raul Rosas Jr. Books Fight on Dana White’s Contender Series

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September 20, 2022 edition Dana White’s Contender Collection Raul Rosas Jr. will make a little history when he races.

The 17-year-old Rosas Jr. (5-0) will face Mando Gutierrez (7-1) in the event. In the process, he will become the youngest contender series fighter in the show’s history. That means he will also have the opportunity to become the youngest fighter in UFC history.

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While Rosas Jr. has played all five of his professional bouts at age 17 (he turned pro last October), he did play a few amateur bouts starting in 2020.according to National Safety Council Regulationsthe acceptable range for boxers seeking to be licensed in the state is 18 to 38 years old — with exceptions that can be made based on review by the Athletic Commission.

Chase Hooper currently holds the record for the youngest fighter to make his UFC debut.also a veteran Dana White’s Contender Collection, He came to the UFC at the age of 19.

All of Rosas Jr.’s races belong to UWC Mexico, except for one amateur race.

Rival Gutierrez is a veteran of the LFA. At 25, he’ll have a clear advantage in age and experience and enter the fight with three straight victories, including a fight over former UFC fighter Khama Worthy’s brother Chaka Worthy. Gutierrez’s only loss is Momiller, who won the 2020 Contenders series without a contract.

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