The UFC It’s an incredibly difficult place to debut. We’ve seen champions get there from rival promotions and suffer from ‘octagonal shocks’. However, some fighters are different.
Over the years, we have seen many fighters make impressive debuts in the UFC. Remarkably, a handful of them were able to do this on short notice.
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The short notice removed some of the pressure, or they were better than their opponents, is always debatable. However, it is safe to say that some promoted them to greater success.
With that in mind, here are five incredibly short-informed octagonal debuts.