UFC Debut 2023 – List of UFC Debutants in 2023

UFC Debuts

UFC signs a large pool of new fighters every year, which means there will be a lot of debuts in the promotion every year.

These signings mainly come through Dana White Contender Series in the past couple of years, but UFC also holds Road to UFC and The Ultimate Fighter competitions to find and recruit high-quality fighters.

In 2022, there were at least 60 fighters who made their UFC debut and 2023 is not expected to be any different. Check below for the complete list of UFC Debuts in 2023 along with the date and event of the debuts, and the opponents.

January 2023

No.FighterDebut EventAgainstDebut Date
1Nick AguirreVegas 67/Fight Night 217vs Dan ArguetaJanuary 14, 2023
2Mateusz RębeckiVegas 67/Fight Night 217vs Nick FioreJanuary 14, 2023
3Nick FioreVegas 67/Fight Night 217vs Mateusz RębeckiJanuary 14, 2023
4Claudio RibeiroVegas 67/Fight Night 217vs Abdul Razak AlhassanJanuary 14, 2023
5Mateus MendonçaVegas 67/Fight Night 217vs Javid BasharatJanuary 14, 2023
6Brunno FerreiraUFC 283vs Gregory RodriguesJanuary 21, 2023
7Melquizael CostaUFC 283vs Thiago MoisésJanuary 21, 2023
8Daniel MarcosUFC 283vs Saimon OliveiraJanuary 21, 2023
9Luan LacerdaUFC 283vs Cody StamannJanuary 21, 2023
10Ismael BonfimUFC 283vs Terrance McKinneyJanuary 21, 2023
11Gabriel BonfimUFC 283vs Mounir LazzezJanuary 21, 2023

February 2023

No.FighterDebut EventAgainstDebut Date
12Jesus AguilarVegas 68/Fight Night 218vs Tatsuro TairaFebruary 4, 2023
13Yusaku KinoshitaVegas 68/Fight Night 218vs Adam FugittFebruary 4, 2023
14Elves BrennerUFC 284vs Zubaira TukhugovFebruary 11, 2023
15Francisco PradoUFC 284vs Jamie MullarkeyFebruary 11, 2023
16Blake BilderUFC 284vs Shane YoungFebruary 11, 2023
17Shannon RossUFC 284vs Kleydson RodriguesFebruary 11, 2023
18Jack JenkinsUFC 284vs Don ShainisFebruary 11, 2023
19Modestas BukauskasUFC 284vs Tyson PedroFebruary 11, 2023
20Jamal PoguesVegas 69/Fight Night 219vs Josh ParisianFebruary 18, 2023
21Themba GorimboVegas 69/Fight Night 219vs AJ FletcherFebruary 18, 2023
22Clayton CarpenterVegas 69/Fight Night 219vs Juancamilo RonderosFebruary 18, 2023
23Nazim SadykhovVegas 69/Fight Night 219vs Evan ElderFebruary 18, 2023
24Victor MartinezVegas 70/Fight Night 220vs Jordan LeavittFebruary 25, 2023
25Hailey CowanVegas 70/Fight Night 220vs Ailin PerezFebruary 25, 2023
26Darrius FlowersVegas 70/Fight Night 220vs Erick GonzalezFebruary 25, 2023
27Jose JohnsonVegas 70/Fight Night 220vs Garrett ArmfieldFebruary 25, 2023
28Nurullo AlievVegas 70/Fight Night 220vs Rafael AlvesFebruary 25, 2023

March 2023

No.FighterEventAgainstDebut Date
29Bo NickalUFC 285vs Jamie PickettMarch 4, 2023
30Farid BasharatUFC 285vs Da’Mon BlackshearMarch 4, 2023
31Esteban RibovicsUFC 285vs Kamuela KirkMarch 4, 2023
32Sedriques DumasVegas 71/Fight Night 221vs Abu AzaitarMarch 11, 2023
33Karl WilliamsVegas 71/Fight Night 221vs Łukasz BrzeskiMarch 11, 2023
34Vitor PetrinoVegas 71/Fight Night 221vs Anton TurkaljMarch 11, 2023
35Jafel FilhoUFC 286vs Muhammad MokaevMarch 18, 2023
36Christian Leroy DuncanUFC 286vs Duško TodorovićMarch 18, 2023
37Sam PattersonUFC 286vs Yanal AshmozMarch 18, 2023
38Yanal AshmozUFC 286vs Sam PattersonMarch 18, 2023

April 2023

No.FighterEventAgainstDebut Date
39Bruna BrasilFight Night 223vs Denise GomesApril 15, 2023
40Gastón BolañosFight Night 223vs Aaron PhillipsApril 15, 2023

May 2023

No.FighterEventAgainstDebut Date
41Rolando BedoyaUFC 288Khaos WilliamsMay 6, 2023

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