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Raul Rosas Jr Secures Impressive Submission Win Over Ricky Turcios at UFC Louisville

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Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Ricky Turcios

In a standout performance at UFC Louisville, 19-year-old prospect Raul Rosas Jr secured a significant victory over Ricky Turcios, showcasing his evolving skills inside the octagon.

The bout began with high tension as Turcios refused to touch gloves and shouted an expletive at Rosas. However, this resistance did little to stop Rosas, who took Turcios down within the first minute of the opening round. Turcios managed to escape and even took Rosas' back, nearly locking in a rear-naked choke. Rosas demonstrated his strength by surviving the attempt and reversing positions, nearly securing a submission of his own before the round ended.

In the second round, Rosas wasted no time resuming his aggressive strategy. After another swift takedown, he secured a body triangle, positioning himself for a rear-naked choke. Despite Turcios' efforts to resist, Rosas expertly adjusted his hold, slipping the choke under Turcios' chin. The pressure proved too much, and Turcios tapped out at 2:22 of the second round.

After his victory, Rosas expressed his excitement and ambition.

“Dana, $100g’s, it’s time to go big!” he exclaimed. “I’m 19 years old now. I want to buy my mother a house; it would be such a blessing to be able to do it right now. I don’t know who [is next], but September in the Sphere baby, let’s go!”

Rosas' maturity and composure in the fight demonstrated his rapid development as a fighter. His ability to execute a strategic game plan and adapt under pressure highlighted his potential as a rising star in the UFC. With UFC 306 set to take place at the Sphere in Las Vegas to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, Rosas has positioned himself as a prime candidate for the card, looking to build on his impressive 9-1 record.


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