Raul Rosas Jr. vs Ricky Turcios, Soriano vs Baeza Added to UFC June 8 Card

Oh boy, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is rolling the dice again for June 8. They’re really hoping it’s a charm for Raul Rosas Jr. and Ricky Turcios. Third time’s the charm, right?

Vegas, baby! The UFC Apex in Las Vegas is the spot. On June 8, it’s not just any fight night. We’ve got some fresh matchups in the bantamweight and welterweight divisions that are sure to get the blood pumping.

So, here’s the scoop: 19-year-old Rosas Jr., with an 8-1 record, is set to throw down with Turcios, who’s sitting at 12-3. These two were supposed to fight twice before, but you know how it goes. And then, there’s Punahele Soriano (9-4) gearing up to face Miguel Baeza (10-3) in a clash that’s got fans buzzing. This juicy news dropped first on MMA Fighting, and they shared the deets on X (you know, the artist formerly known as Twitter).

But wait, there’s more drama. Rosas Jr. and Turcios were all set for a showdown in Mexico City. But then, bam! Rosas Jr. gets sick at the last minute. Talk about bad luck. They tried to reschedule for the next week, but no dice.

“El Nino Problema,” aka Rosas Jr., isn’t coming to play. After smashing Terrence Mitchell in just 54 seconds last September, he’s back in the game. That win was a sweet comeback after his first pro loss to Christian Rodriguez at UFC 287.

Turcios, on the other hand, is riding the wave of a split decision win over Kevin Natividad from November 2022. Since then, he’s been laying low. Before that victory, he faced his first UFC defeat against Aiemann Zahabi. It’s been a rollercoaster, folks.

Switching gears, let’s talk about Soriano. He’s stepping into the welterweight arena for the first time, looking to shake things up after a tough run at middleweight. His last outing? A loss to Dustin Stoltzfus in December, thanks to a rear-naked choke.

Facing off with Soriano is Florida’s own Baeza. This guy’s been through the wringer, with three consecutive losses. His last fight was a knockout by Andre Fialho in April 2022. Now, after a two-year hiatus, he’s aiming for a comeback. Welcome to the welterweight division, Soriano. This is gonna be good.

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