Undefeated Flyweight Prospect Sends a Heartwarming Message to Raul Rosas Jr. After His Loss at UFC 286: “A Lot of Learning Ahead”

Published 04/09/2023, 4:23 PM EDT

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The UFC community just witnessed some spectacular fights between fighters at UFC 287. The fight card didn’t disappoint the fans as it was littered with great matchups and great fights. However, the Miami-Dade Arena witnessed a few unexpected losses as well. One of them was the loss of the youngest undefeated fighter on the UFC roster, and that’s none other than Raul Rosas Jr. The 18-year-old cemented his position on the UFC’s roster through Dana White’s Contender Series. He remained an undefeated fighter with a record of 6-0 until he fought against Christian Rodriguez. ‘El Nino Problema’ started the fight with great energy, and in the very first round, he tried to take down his opponent in an aggressive manner. However, Rodriguez saved his energy for the later part of the fight.

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The 25-year-old’s takedown defense was highly skilled, in front of which the 18-year-old fell short. Finally, when Rosas managed to take down his opponent, he failed to dominate the takedown. Throughout the first round, ‘CeeRod’ kept his composure. On the other hand, by the time the bout reached the second round, Rosas Jr. was exhausted. In the second round, the 25-year-old came back stronger by using the same technique as Rosas Jr. At the end of round three, CeeRod’s hands were raised. This divided the MMA fighters into two factions. Fighters like Muhammad Mokaev appreciated the effort of the 18-year-old. Moreover, Mokaev welcomed Rosas Jr. to his training camp.

Muhammad Mokaev’s kind gesture to Raul Rosas Jr

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When all three Judges scored 29-28, in favor of Rodriguez. A number of UFC fighters took to their Twitter handles to express their opinions on the fight. While many made fun of ‘El Nino Problema’ for his overconfidence at a young age, some appreciated him for his skill. ‘The Punisher’ wanted to help Rosas Jr. to come back stronger.

 

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He expressed the same through his tweet, which read, You will be back bro @RaulRosasJr8, a lot of learning ahead! You’re welcome to my next training camp! You will be back strongerBeing an undefeated young fighter, Mokaev is indeed the right person to help Rosas Jr.

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The 22-year-old, who currently stands at 10-0, felt that it was important to motivate a fellow fighter who faced his first-ever loss in his fighting career. ‘The Punisher’ is a surging fighter who is currently basking in the glow of his latest victory against Jafel Filho at UFC 286.

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He also acknowledged that Rosas Jr. is young and that he has a lot to learn to earn a big name in the world’s biggest MMA promotion. Mokaev wanted to help him achieve the same. The fans need to wait to find out if Rosas Jr. would have a great career in the UFC.

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Priyanka is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Her passion for the UFC is evident in her writing, and she has been a devoted fan of the sport for many years. Priyanka is particularly fascinated by the sportsmanship displayed by fighters, and she is captivated by their ability to calculate each move when an opponent is all set to attack.
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