January 5, 2024 7:30 pm ET
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. will attempt to string together octagon victories for the 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.
Looking to play spoiler will be Turcios, who has experienced a similarly turbulent UFC tenure. After claiming the “TUF 29” crown in August 2021, Turcios split results in his next two appearances. The 30-year-old hasn’t seen action since November 2022, however, and will attempt to get emerge triumphant following a career-long layoff.
The latest lineup for UFC Fight Night in Mexico City now includes:
Brandon Moreno vs. Amir Albazi
Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez
Edgar Chairez vs. Daniel Lacerda
Victor Altamirano vs. Felipe dos Santos
Sam Hughes vs. Yazmin Jauregui
Chris Duncan vs. Manuel Torres
Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Ricky Turcios
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