With Halloween just around the corner, it only seems appropriate to discuss the scariest/best debut fighters of the UFC this year.
Scariest UFC Debut Fighters of 2020
Brandon Royval (Current Rank: #6 Flyweight)
Since his debut to the UFC, the Colorado native has taken the featherweight division by storm. After upsetting UFC vet Tim Elliott, on May 30th the 28-year old immediately looked for his next fight. On September 26th, he got that fight and upset the hard hitting Kai Kara-France. With a confirmed bout with Brandon Moreno to happen before the end of the year, “Raw Dawg” could have the biggest 2020 of the flyweight division.
Daniel Rodriguez (Current Rank: Unranked)
Daniel Rodriguez exploded onto the UFC scene on February 15th, where he earned a Performance of the Night accolade in his victory over UFC vet Tim Means. Just a few months later on May 30th, the Californian earned his second UFC victory when he defeated Gabriel Green by unanimous decision. In his third Octagon appearance on August 22nd, the surging welterweight put Dwight Grant to sleep in the first round. With “D-Rod” on a hot streak, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him face a top-15 opponent soon.
Khamzat Chimaev (Current Rank: Unranked)
Its hard to think of the UFC in 2020 without thinking of Khamzat Chimaev. The 26-year old made his electric debut on July 16th against John Phillips. He won that fight via Brabo Choke in the second round. Just ten days later, he squared off against Rhys McKee, who was making his UFC debut. Unfortunately for McKee, his debut was cut short as Chimaev knocked him out in the first round. His third fight of the year took place on September 19th, where he fought Gerald Meerschaert. He knocked out the middleweight vet in just seventeen seconds. The impressive young prospect only seems to be able to win, and win quickly, as he has finished all of his opponents.
BONUS FIGHTER TO WATCH
Jordan Wright (Current Rank: Unranked)
“The Beverly Hills Ninja” made his UFC debut on August 22nd, where he defeated Ike Villanueva via first round doctor stoppage. The 29-year old fighter boasts an immaculate 11-0-1 record with an impressive 100% finish rate.
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