The lineup for UFC’s return to Mexico City continues to take shape with the addition of a bantamweight bout between Raul Rosas Jr. and Ricky Turcios.
Rosas Jr. (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), who at 19 is the youngest fighter on the UFC roster, announced on Friday that he will takes on “The Ultimate Fighter 29” winner Turcios (12-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night on Feb. 24, which takes place at Mexico City Arena (via X):
Raul Rosas Jr. ya tiene rival para #UFCMexico
Se enfrenta a Ricky Turcios en combate de 135 ibras Boletos a la venta el lunes 15 de Enero pic.twitter.com/QYRAAlR8PE
— UFC Español (@UFCEspanol) January 5, 2024
Rosas Jr. is attempting to win consecutive octagon fights for the very first time. After signing to the UFC as a 17-year-old through Dana White’s Contender Series, Rosas Jr. won his promotional debut by submission in December 2022, before experience his first career setback against Christian Rodriguez at UFC 287 in April.
“El Nino Problema” rebounded from the loss with a 54-second TKO of Terrence Mitchell at Noche UFC in September, and now he will attempt to put together back-to-back wins.
Turcios is a spoiler who has also had a turbulent UFC career. After claiming…