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"I'm just going to show everybody that I'm levels above" - Raul Rosas Jr. ahead of his UFC debut

The youngest recruit in UFC heritage is the juvenile prodigy Raul Rosas Jr. At UFC 282, the American is slated to face Jay Perrin in his professional debut.

The 18-year-old gave a preview of his UFC debut during the event's pre-fight media day. El Nino Problema declared that he would convince the world that he was superior to his rivals. The Californian stated that he is looking to win convincingly at UFC 282 to advance quickly to higher levels of contest.

"For me, it's not only winning the fight on Saturday night, it's about going out there and making a statement. Just to prove a point, I'm ready to face higher-level competition. So I'm just going to show everybody that I'm levels above. So the key to this fight is not only winning this fight but also I'm going to win impressively, to show I'm ready to fight higher level competition."

Due to his stunning unanimous decision victory over Mando Gutierrez in Dana White's Contender Series 2022, Raul Rosas Jr. was inked to the biggest mixed martial arts organization on earth. 'El Nino Problema' presently has a pro record of six victories without a loss. All but his DWCS victory were achieved through finishes.

On the other side, his opponent at UFC 282 prelim card, Jay Perrin expressed that Rosas Jr. is being hyped more than reality. Despite the considerable anticipation surrounding the youngster, bantamweight competitor Jay Perrin asserted during the media day for UFC 282 that his adversary Raul Rosas Jr. was still a raw athlete.

Raul's flaws in his game are being overlooked by the public because they are preoccupied with the fact that he entered the major levels at quite an early age, according to Perrin.

"We are at the UFC this is the top of the world.. I think again you're enamored with how old he is and all the hype around him and not the actual skill set and that's what I'm looking at... As a complete fighter I don't see him on the same level as I am... He is still an 18-year-old kid that is unpolished and hasn't been tested even one time... I do think he is very good and he'll be very good [but] not right now."

Rosas Jr. faces Jay Perrin (10-6) in an attempt to ruin the performance. Despite having competed twice this year, he has yet to claim victory in the UFC. He was defeated by Mario Bautista in his debut match, losing by a unanimous decision, and again by Qileng Aori in August.


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