Noche UFC Preview: Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Terrence Mitchell Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Sep 16)
- Raul Rosas Jr. is trying to bounce back after suffering his first career loss back in April.
- Terrence Mitchell is a great finisher who’s got incredible power.
- Rosas Jr. needs to up his striking game if he wants to win Saturday’s fight.
The UFC is celebrating the Mexican Independence Day by hosting a number of Mexican fighters. One of those is Raul Rosas Jr. who’s fighting Terrence Mitchel. Although “Terr-Bear” is 15 years older than him, Rojas Jr. is seen as the betting favorite in the September 16 event.
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 10:00 p.m ET
- Where: T-Mobile Arena, Vegas, Nevada
- How to Watch: ESPN+
Five months after suffering his first-ever defeat, Raul Rosas Jr. is coming back into the Octagon. He’s 7-1 overall with his UFC record being 2-1. The 18-year-old Mexican is dubbed the next big thing in MMA, although he still needs to prove himself.
He’s a great wrestler/grappler who’s won most of his fights by submission. His boxing abilities are somewhat questionable. He’s got a negative striking differential, but that doesn’t seem to bother him.
This guy’s got a strong chin as evident from the fact that he’s never been knocked out or event knocked down. In fact, his only loss happened by a decision – Christian Rodriguez landed way more strikes than him in that fight, but Rosas did land three TDs and even attempted a submission.
What’s got to worry him is that in Noche UFC, he’s fighting a really powerful fighter. Mitchel doesn’t land too many strikes but they’re very damaging. This explains why this guy has a knockout-to-win ratio of 57.14%.
Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Terence Mitchell Prediction
Raul Rosas Jr. is growing into a superstar but if he suffers another defeat, his dreams could go to waste. The Mexican youngster needs to take this fight seriously as he’s fighting a great finisher. He needs to watch out not to get KO-ed, but other than that, he seems safe. That’s why the most logical pick for this fight is Raul Rosas Jr. by decision.