18-year-old Paul Rosas Jr. will make his UFC debut later this year, facing Jay Perrin at the promotion’s December 10th pay-per-view event.
The bantamweight fight will go down at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, per an announcement by Iridium Sports Agency.
Rosas Jr. had an incredibly quick rise in the sport, finding himself in MMA’s top promotion just a year after he debuted.
The bantamweight first debuted in November 2021 on the regional scene. After scoring five straight victories via finish, he got the call to compete on the UFC TV show “Dana White’s Contender Series.”
Rosas Jr. prevailed in that big test, beating Mando Gutierrez via unanimous decision. He was offered a UFC contract following the victory in September.
Facing a rising prospect, Perrin will be looking for his first UFC victory. He has come up short in both of his fights this year, losing decisions to Mario Bautista and Aoriqileng.
UFC 282 is now a busy 15 fights in total. UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Blachowicz will face Glover Teixeira for the second time in the main event of the card. Here’s how the show looks:
Bout 15: Jiri Prochazka (29-3-1) vs. Glover Teixeira (33-8) (UFC Light Heavyweight Championship)
Bout 14: Jan Blachowicz (29-9) vs. Magomed Ankalaev (18-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 13: Santiago Ponzinibbio (28-6) vs. Robbie Lawler (29-16) (Welterweight)
Bout 12: Alexander Gustafsson (18-8) vs. Ovince St. Preux (26-16) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 11: Paddy Pimblett (19-3) vs. Jared Gordon (19-5) (Lightweight)
Bout 10: Edmen Shahbazyan (11-3) vs. Dalcha Lungiambula (11-5) (Middleweight)
Bout 9: Billy Quarantillo (16-4) vs. Alexander Hernandez (13-5) (Featherweight)
Bout 8: Darren Till (18-4-1) vs. Dricus Du Plessis (17-2) (Middleweight)
Bout 7: Erik Silva (9-1) vs. TJ Brown (16-9) (Featherweight)
Bout 6: Jairzinho Rozenstruick (12-4) vs. Chris Daukaus (12-5) (Heavyweight)
Bout 5: Chris Curtis (29-9) vs. Joaquin Buckley (15-5) (Middleweight)
Bout 4: Daniel da Silva (11-4) vs. Vinicius Salvador (14-4) (Flyweight)
Bout 3: Ronnie Lawrence (8-2) vs. Cameron Saaiman (6-0) (Bantamweight)
Bout 2: Bryce Mitchell (15-0) vs. Ilia Topuria (12-0) (Featherweight)
Bout 1: Jay Perrin (10-6) vs. Raul Rosas Jr. (6-0) (Bantamweight)