The UFC recently released the bout order for UFC 287: Pereira vs. Adesanya 2, and Chris Curtis was unhappy with it. He had some fiery words regarding his and Raul Rosas' placements on the card. Let's take a look at it:
Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya
Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal
Rob Font vs. Adrian Yanez
Kevin Holland vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Christian Rodriguez
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Chris Curtis
Michael Chiesa vs. Li Jingliang
Michelle Waterson Gomez vs. Luana Pinheiro
Chris Barnett vs. Chase Sherman
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Joe Pyfer
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Loopy Godinez
Ignacio Bahamondes vs. Nikolas Motta
Shayilan Neurdanbieke vs. Steve Garcia
Jaqueline Amorim vs. Sam Hughes
As you can see, Curtis is the featured prelim fight, while Raul Rosas Jr. opens the main card and is placed higher than him. Here's what Curtis had to say:
Chris Curtis expressed his clear disdain with the UFC's decision to place him on the prelims despite holding wins over fighters such as Brendan Allen, Joaquin Buckley, and Phil Hawes. Instead, he believes that his record within the promotion and willingness to take short-notice fights should warrant placement on the main card over the 18-year-old Raul Rosas Jr, who has just one fight with the promotion, a first-round submission win over Jay Perrin.
Rosas burst onto the MMA scene via Dana White's Contender Series last year. He defeated Mando Gutierrez at just 17 years old, the youngest fighter in DWCS history. His UFC debut came shortly after at UFC 282, where he finished Jay Perrin in the first round with a rear-naked choke.
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