Aaron Isaac Rosa (born May 28, 1983) is an American former professional mixed martial artist. A professional competitor from 2005 until 2013, he has competed for the UFC, Bellator, ShoXC, and Strikeforce.
|Born||May 28, 1983|
Del Rio, Texas, United States
|Other names||Big Red|
|Residence||San Antonio, Texas|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||205.8 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)|
|Reach||77.0 in (196 cm)|
|Fighting out of||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Professional boxing record|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Boxing record from BoxRec|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Born and raised in the border-town of Del Rio, Texas, Rosa was a talented football player, competing at Del Rio High School before continuing his career at Angelo State University, where he was also a standout. In January 2004, Rosa began training in mixed martial arts.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Rosa made his amateur debut later that year in 2004 and made his professional debut in November 2005. Rosa compiled an undefeated record of 9-0 fighting on the local circuit before being signed by ShoXC.
Rosa made his promotional debut on July 27, 2007 at ShoXC: Elite Challengers Series against Jefferson Silva and won via TKO. Rosa made his next appearance on October 26, 2007 against Jared Hamman and was handed his first professional defeat via rear-naked choke submission in the second round. Rosa then faced Jaime Fletcher on March 21, 2008 and was defeated again, via unanimous decision.
After picking up a win under the Adrenaline MMA banner, Rosa made his Strikeforce debut at Strikeforce Challengers: Evangelista vs. Aina on May 15, 2009 in a Light Heavyweight bout against Anthony Ruiz. Rosa won via rear-naked choke submission in the first round. Rosa made his next appearance on November 20, 2009 at Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears against Rafael Cavalcante. Rosa was defeated in the second round via TKO.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
On May 13, 2011 it was announced that Rosa had signed with the UFC.
Return to MMAEdit
Rosa is married and has 2 daughters and a son.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|25 matches||18 wins||7 losses|
|Loss||18–7||Juan Adams||TKO (punches)||Fury FC 56||February 6, 2022||1||3:08||San Antonio, Texas, United States||Return to Heavyweight.|
|Loss||18–6||Mikhail Zayats||Submission (kimura)||Bellator 103||October 11, 2013||1||0:47||Mulvane, Kansas, United States|
|Win||18–5||Tony Melton||Decision (split)||EODV: El Orgulo del Valle||March 16, 2013||3||3:00||Pharr, Texas, United States|
|Loss||17–5||James Te-Huna||TKO (punches)||UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann||March 3, 2012||1||2:08||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||17–4||Matt Lucas||Decision (majority)||UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos||November 12, 2011||3||5:00||Anaheim, California, United States||Return to Light Heavyweight.|
|Loss||16–4||Joey Beltran||TKO (punches)||UFC 131||June 11, 2011||3||1:26||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||16–3||Abe Wagner||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Titan FC 17: Lashley vs. Ott||March 25, 2011||2||0:35||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Win||15–3||Devin Cole||Decision (unanimous)||Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs Prangley||September 11, 2010||3||5:00||Amarillo, Texas, United States||Heavyweight debut.|
|Win||14–3||Jay Peche||TKO (punches)||ABG: Promotions||July 17, 2010||1||4:47||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Win||13–3||Robert Villegas||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 20||May 27, 2010||3||5:00||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Loss||12–3||Rafael Cavalcante||TKO (punches)||Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears||November 20, 2009||2||3:25||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Win||12–2||Anthony Ruiz||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Strikeforce Challengers: Evangelista vs. Aina||May 15, 2009||1||4:29||Fresno, California, United States|
|Win||11–2||Ron Fields||TKO (punches)||Adrenaline MMA: Guida vs. Russow||June 14, 2008||2||0:34||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Loss||10–2||Jaime Fletcher||Decision (unanimous)||ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series||March 21, 2008||3||5:00||Santa Ynez, California, United States|
|Loss||10–1||Jared Hamman||Submission (rear-naked choke)||ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series||October 26, 2007||2||1:46||Santa Ynez, California, United States|
|Win||10–0||Jefferson Silva||TKO (doctor stoppage)||ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series||July 27, 2007||1||5:00||Santa Ynez, California, United States|
|Win||9–0||Matt Thomas||Decision (split)||World Cage Fighting 1||June 23, 2007||3||3:00||Southaven, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||8–0||Corey Salter||TKO (punches)||JJL Promotions: Sudden Impact 1||February 27, 2007||3||0:10||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Win||7–0||Jesse Vasquez||TKO (punches)||Renegades Extreme Fighting||January 20, 2007||2||0:10||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||6–0||Anthony Trotter||TKO (punches)||NLE: Ultimate Fright Night||October 28, 2006||2||N/A||Bossier City, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||5–0||Robert Masko||Decision (unanimous)||Renegades Extreme Fighting||September 30, 2006||4||5:00||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||4–0||Lance Ramoth||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Renegades Extreme Fighting||June 17, 2006||4||0:28||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||3–0||Patrick Miller||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Renegades Extreme Fighting||March 25, 2006||1||0:44||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||2–0||Matt Thompson||Decision (unanimous)||Renegades Extreme Fighting||February 10, 2006||3||5:00||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Win||1–0||Shane Faulkner||Decision (unanimous)||Renegades Extreme Fighting||November 5, 2005||3||5:00||Houston, Texas, United States|
- "San Antonio's Aaron Rosa Talks About His Texas MMA Roots and UFC Debut this Saturday Night! | TXMMA - Texas Mixed Martial Arts". Archived from the original on November 26, 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
- Rosa Vs. Villegasat Bellator 20 In San Antonio - Fightline.com
- Michael David Smith. "Seth Petruzelli Destroys Kimbo Slice; EliteXC Star Is the Ultimate Fraud". MMA Fighting.
- "Aaron Rosa vs. Robert Villegas Set For Bellator 20". 411Mania. Archived from the original on April 2, 2011.
- "Beltran draws Strikeforce import Rosa at UFC 131". MMAJunkie. Archived from the original on May 16, 2011.
- "Rosa Cuts to 205, Meets Maldonado at UFC Live 6". sherdog.com. August 17, 2011.
- "Fabio Maldonado scratched from UFC on Versus 6 due to injury". mmajunkie.com. September 14, 2011. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011.
- "Lucas vs. Rosa added to UFC on FOX 1". mmajunkie.com. October 4, 2011. Archived from the original on October 6, 2011.
- "James Te Huna vs Aaron Rosa possible for March 3 in Australia". mmamania.com. December 23, 2011.
- Tabuena, Anton (June 4, 2012). "UFC Releases Several Fighters From Their Roster". bloodyelbow.com.
- Riley Kontek (January 24, 2022). Shootin' the Shit Ep. 90: Juan Adams – via YouTube.
- "Fury FC 56 Results: Butler Knocks Out Fullen in Round 1". Combat Press. Retrieved February 7, 2022.
- Aaron Rosa - Never Stop Fighting | UFC ® - News