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DWCS Season 6, Week 9 results: 17-year-old Raul Rosas Jr. makes history, becomes youngest UFC fighter ever

Raul Rosas Jr. made history.

The 17-year-old bantamweight became the youngest UFC fighter ever sold on Tuesday, inking a full-time cope with the promotion following a win in his co-headlining Contender Series bout against Mando Gutierrez, which occurred at the UFC Apex in NEVADA.

The Mexico native out-grappled Gutierrez (7-2) in every three rounds and showcased an innovative style, nearly pulling off a Suloev stretch attempt in Round 1 and taking his 25-year-old foe down in the next frame with an especially gorgeous sequence off a faked flying knee. It had been an extraordinary all-around performance and something that showed Rosas Jr. (6-0) could possibly be considered a force in the UFC in a short time.

In the long run, all three judges scored the contest 30-27 in the children favor.

There is nothing to even discuss. We didnt even discuss it back there. … Ive never seen anything enjoy it, said UFC president Dana White.

Hes absolutely positively talented, hes special, hes different. At 17 yrs . old, you merely dont see kids that age handle themselves like this.

SINCE I HAVE was created, I knew this is likely to happen, so everybody shouldn’t be surprised, an elated Rosas Jr. said. Im the brand new king in here, so Im coming for that belt now.

Rosas Jr. finished his night by vowing to become UFC champion by age 20.

Rosas Jr.s history-making moment capped off an evening of five UFC contracts, as every winner at Tuesdays event punched their ticket into MMAs biggest promotion.

In the nights main event, 29-year-old middleweight Brunno Ferreira (9-0) needed just 95 seconds to knock out Leon Aliu (10-2) with a hard-charging flurry of looping shots.

Im Hulk, I could do that, Ferreira said afterward.

Remember the name. I’ll smash everybody in the division.

The night time also saw the reappearance of a familiar face, as heavyweight slugger Austen Lane (12-3) returned a lot more than four years after his Contender Series loss to Greg Hardy.

A 34-year-old former NFL player, Lane made the very best of his second effort, knocking out previously unbeaten Richard Jacobi (6-1-1) with a salvo of first-round punches. After getting removed and mounted early, Lane reversed the positioning and smashed his grounded foe with repeated punches from the standing position, securing a finish at 4: 34 of Round 1.

I was pleased with that. I had some adversity, thats [the story] of my whole fight career, Lane said. Overcame, first got it done. And today were here.

In other action, Nurullo Aliev (7-0) ran a metaphorical steamroller over Josh Wick (12-6), demolishing the veteran with a barrage of punches from top position at 4: 36 of the initial round.

A 22-year-old lightweight fighting out of Tajikistan, Aliev just needed an individual takedown to signal the start of the finish and outclass Wick under his stifling top control.

My country is 93 percent mountains. Im mountain eagle, real mountain eagle, Aliev said, discussing former UFC lightweight champion Khabib The Eagle Nurmagomedov. Im an issue in the lightweight division. Im ready in a few days [for a] fight.

The nights final contract visited Jafel Filho (14-2), a 29-year-old flyweight who handed Roybert Echeverria (7-1) the initial lack of his career with a devastating third-round knockout.

Following a back-and-forth scrap that saw him suffer substantial damage from Echeverrias leg kicks, Filho downed Echeverria out of nowhere with an enormous counter left hand, then inked his UFC cope with follow-up punches at the 1: 31 mark of Round 3.

My leg was hurting, but my hand wasnt, Filho said afterward with a smile.

Have a look at complete Contender Series results below.

  • Brunno Ferreira def. Leon Aliu via TKO (punches) at 1: 35 of Round 1
  • Raul Rosas Jr. def. Mando Gutierrez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Austen Lane def. Richard Jacobi via TKO (punches) at 4: 34 of Round 1
  • Nurullo Aliev def. Josh Wick via TKO (punches) at 4: 36 of Round 1
  • Jafel Filho def. Roybert Echeverria via TKO (punches) at 3: 13 of Round 3

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