UFC 282, which will take place on December 10 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, will feature a co-main event between Rosas Jr. and Jay Perrin, as revealed by Iridium Sports Agency.
Rosas Jr. was signed to the promotion after his September 2018 Contender Series bout against Mando Gutierrez, in which he won and became the youngest fighter in the UFC. The then-17-year-old needed a special license from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) and parental permission to fight, and UFC president Dana White was “blown away.”
The now 18-year-old boosted his professional record to 6-0 with the victory over Gutierrez. Prior to his highly anticipated entrance, Rosas Jr. expressed confidence in his UFC career, stating that he planned to break the record for youngest UFC champion.
“Everybody should not be surprised,” Rosas Jr. said.
“I’m the new king in here, so I’m coming for that belt now.
“I’m gonna be champion when I’m 20. Respect to everybody, but I’m gonna be champion when I’m 20, or even earlier. Nobody is gonna stop me. All I see is gold, and I’m coming for that belt.”
As of yet, Perrin does not have a victory to his name in the UFC. At UFC 48 in Las Vegas, Perrin was defeated by Mario Bautista. At UFC 278 he was defeated by Aoriqileng. The previous two fights were victories for the former Cage Titans FC bantamweight champion.
The main event of UFC 282 is a rematch for the light heavyweight title between Ji Procházka and Glover Teixeira