Mexican promise, Raul Rosas Jr impresses and submits rival at UFC Louisville

Star of the roosters uses flagship and applies rear naked choke on Ricky Turcios; athlete achieves second consecutive victory in the organization

Raul Rosas Jr. is the youngest athlete to enter the UFC octagon. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Raúl Rosas Jr.. She is a Mexican promise in the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

In the midst of great rivalry against Ricky Turcios, Raúl Rosas Jr. He showed that he was prepared to overcome difficult moments in search of achieving victory in the organization. After surviving a dangerous moment against his opponent, the Mexican promise proved why he was a big favorite and submitted the North American with a beautiful rear naked choke in the second round.

At just 19 years old, Raul is seen as the future of Mexico in MMA. Known for his talent in grappling, the athlete achieved his second triumph in the organization and took another step towards the top 15 in the bantamweight division (up to 61,2kg). The fighter currently has six victories by submission, two by knockout and one by decision.


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On the other hand, Ricky wasted his chance to have a second victory in a row and walked away from great opportunities in the division. Despite the defeat, the fighter got closer to victory when he tried to submit the Mexican in the first round, but ended up being frustrated by his opponent's defense.

Raul Rosas Jr. claims another victim with sharp jiu-jitsu

Raúl Rosas Jr. in victory over Ricky Turcios. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @ufc


The duel began with Turcios refusing to touch gloves and trying to create an aggressive atmosphere in the center of the Octagon. After great exchanges of blows and dangerous chances for both sides to achieve the knockout, Rosas Jr avoided risks and put the fight down. Despite using the upper hand, the Mexican found himself in trouble after the North American managed to reach his back and threaten him with a rear-naked choke. Calm and confident, Raul withstood the pressure, escaped the submission and continued alive to the next round.

In the second round, Raul avoided problems in the stand-up fight, quickly took down his rival and managed to dominate him while progressing in positions. Halfway through the round, the athlete returned a blow from his opponent, locked in a rear-naked choke and forced his rival to give up.


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