Raul Rosas Jr. first came into the spotlight after his amazing performance at Dana White’s contender series. His fights at DWCS raised his stocks. Everyone started to talk about him as he was 17 years old at that time. Fans and many MMA fighters were surprised to see him fight that well at a very young age. He won his fight at DWCS and secured himself a UFC contract.
17-year-old Raul Rosas Jr. went the distance and got the victory!
What a performance 👏 pic.twitter.com/2M12UW7Tcv
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 21, 2022
In his fight at Dana White’s Contender series, he faced the 25-year-old Mando Gutierrez. The fight went to the distance, but Rosas left UFC fans impressed with his performance. This set his MMA record to 6-0, with four submission wins and one knockout win to his name. In his UFC debut, he is set to face Jay Perrin at UFC 282.
What is Raul Rosas Jr’s medical condition?
When fans first saw him in Dana White’s contender series, the first thing that fans wondered was about his facial condition. Just like UFC welterweight fighter Khamzat Chimaev, Raul Rosas Jr got attention for his facial medical condition. Fans were left wondering whether that had occurred due to injuries during MMA career or a serious condition.
As it turns out, Raul Rosas Jr. suffers from a rare condition called Pallister W syndrome. Pallister W syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by unusual facial features such as clefting of the palate and the upper lip, and a broad flat nose. The major reason for such factors arise is if the mother drinks alcohol through her early and late pregnancy period. There is no information available regarding Raul’s parents.
But even having such a rare condition couldn’t stop him from achieving his goals. At UFC 282, he will become the youngest fighter in the history of the UFC to make his debut. The previous record holder was Dan Lauzon at 18 years, 198 days. Now, Raul Rosas Jr, who celebrated his 18th birthday on October 8, will become the youngest fighter in the UFC.
He has stated that he has long plans for the UFC and wants to make history. Rual Rosas Jr. stated that he wants to become the youngest UFC champion at 20 years of age. What are your thoughts on UFC’s youngest prospect to date? Do let us know in the comments section.
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