Truth be told, there is no “perfect” age to start training MMA, Muay Thai, or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The major MMA organizations such as the UFC usually won’t sign anyone until they’re 18 anyway. Sage Northcutt started fighting in the UFC at just 19 years old.
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Chase Hooper Chase Hooper is officially the youngest fighter in UFC history. “The Teenage Dream” will make his UFC debut at UFC 245 on December 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hooper joins Sage Northcutt as the only teenagers ever to sign a UFC contract.