NCAA Wrestling Championships, Bravo-Young semifinals

At 133, Penn State wrestler Roman Bravo-Young faces Michael McGee from Arizona State University in the semifinals of the NCAA Wrestling Championships at the BOK Center, in Tulsa, Okla., on Friday, March 17, 2023. Bravo-Young won 6-4 in sudden victory.

Former Penn State wrestler Roman Bravo-Young will make his MMA debut on June 29.

Bravo-Young will participate in UFC Fight Pass’ Invitational 4, where he’ll be competing against Alex Perez, currently the No. 6 flyweight in the UFC, in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match.

It’s been an eventful week for Bravo-Young, who also announced his commitment to the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club on Wednesday.

In the later stages of his career, Bravo-Young made it clear that MMA was probably going to be the path he’d take after his collegiate wrestling career came to a close. Bravo-Young signed an NIL deal with Dave Martin, a well-known MMA manager, in June 2022.

Now, Bravo-Young will have his first opportunity to showcase his skills against an established UFC professional. Perez sports a 24-7 professional record.


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