How a 17 Year Old Raul Rosas Jr. Was Allowed to Compete in UFC?

By: Shreya Jha

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17-year-old Mexican Raul Rosas Jr. is set to become the youngest fighter ever to get a UFC contract.

The Mexican prodigy is known for beating fighters twice his age and has an MMA record of 5 wins and zero losses.

Raul Rosas made his amateur MMA debut at the age of 15 and turned pro this year at the age of 17.

Rosas had to request special licenses and go through government officials to get approval for it.

Rosas will make his UFC debut on Tuesday. He will fight Mando Gutierrez in the Dana White contender series.

"I know what I have, what I bring to the table...I just think I can knock everybody out" claimed Rojas ahead of his  debut.

Rosas' potential often gets questioned by the fans and critics about whether he deserves to be in pro-MMA at 17 or not.

His reply to them is, "To all those haters, I don't care. They can say whatever they want."

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