Ranking the 2020 UFC Rookie Class

1 Jul , 2020,
Richard Mann

The following table shows the peak quarterly ranking of all fighters to make their UFC debut in 2020 as well as the corresponding ranking of their debut opponent. The fighter with the highest peak ranking was former Invicta FC champion Jinh Yu Frey. However, her highest ranking, #2 Women’s Atomweight, came in a division not currently promoted by the UFC. So far this year, 10 fighters have made their promotional debut against a fighter whose peak ranking was in the top 25. In those fights, debuting fighters have gone 3-7. UFC rookies have gone 17-22 overall in their debut fights.

Event Date Fighter Peak Prior to Fight Opponent Opponent Prior Peak W/L Result
UFC 246 1/18/2020 Ode Osbourne #240 Bantamweight Brian Kelleher #11 Bantamweight Loss SUB Guillotine Choke
UFC 246 1/18/2020 Aleksa Camur #231 Light Heavyweight Justin Ledet #49 Heayvweight Win U-DEC
UFC Raleigh 1/25/2020 Jamahal Hill #87 Light Heavyweight Darko Stosic #53 Light Heavyweight Win U-DEC
UFC Raleigh 1/25/2020 Tony Gravely #53 Bantamweight Brett Johns #14 Bantamweight Loss SUB Rear Naked Choke
UFC Raleigh 1/25/2020 Herbert Burns #73 Featherweight Nate Landwehr #43 Featherweight Win KO/TKO Knee
UFC Raleigh 1/25/2020 Nate Landwehr #43 Featherweight Herbert Burns #73 Featherweight Loss KO/TKO Knee
UFC 247 2/8/2020 Khaos Williams #194 Welterweight Alex Morono #38 Welterweight Win KO/TKO Punch
UFC 247 2/8/2020 Youssef Zalal #333 Featherweight Austin Lingo #411 Featherweight Win U-DEC
UFC 247 2/8/2020 Austin Lingo #411 Featherweight Youssef Zalal #333 Featherweight Loss U-DEC
UFC Rio Rancho 2/15/2020 Brok Weaver #272 Welterweight Kazula Vargas #155 Lightweight Win DQ
UFC Rio Rancho 2/15/2020 Daniel Rodriguez #169 Bantamweight Tim Means #24 Welterweight Win SUB Guillotine Choke
UFC Rio Rancho 2/15/2020 Shanna Young #54 Women’s Flyweight Macy Chiasson #4 Women’s Bantamweight Loss U-DEC
UFC Auckland 2/22/2020 Josh Culibao #167 Featherweight Jalin Turner #187 Lightweight Loss KO/TKO Punches
UFC Norfolk 2/29/2020 Norma Dumont Not Ranked Megan Anderson #4 Women’s Featherweight Loss KO/TKO Punch
UFC Norfolk 2/29/2020 Darrick Minner #57 Bantamweight Grant Dawson #44 Featherweight Loss SUB Rear Naked Choke
UFC Norfolk 2/29/2020 Kyler Phillips #126 Bantamweight Gabriel Silva #74 Featherweight Win U-DEC
UFC Norfolk 2/29/2020 Steve Garcia #147 Featherweight Luis Pena #106 Featherweight Loss U-DEC
UFC Norfolk 2/29/2020 TJ Brown #166 Featherweight Jordan Griffin #75 Featherweight Loss SUB Guillotine Choke
UFC Norfolk 2/29/2020 Spike Carlyle #262 Lightweight Aalon Cruz #174 Featherweight Win KO/TKO Punches
UFC Norfolk 2/29/2020 Aalon Cruz #174 Featherweight Spike Carlyle #262 Lightweight Loss KO/TKO Punches
UFC 248 3/7/2020 Jamall Emmers #110 Featherweight Giga Chikadze #99 Featherweight Loss S-DEC
UFC Brasilia 3/14/2020 David Dvorak #41 Flyweight Bruno Silva #67 Flyweight Win U-DEC
UFC Jax 5/13/2020 Philipe Lins #23 Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski #3 Heavyweight Loss U-DEC
UFC Jax 5/13/2020 Ike Villanueva #116 Light Heavyweight Chase Sherman #69 Heavyweight Win KO/TKO Elbow
UFC FL 5/16/2020 Irwin Rivera #132 Bantamweight Giga Chikadze #99 Featherweight Loss U-DEC
UFC FL 5/16/2020 Rodrigo Nascimento #134 Heavyweight Don’Tale Mayes #93 Heavyweight Win SUB Rear Naked Choke
UFC Vegas 5/30/2020 Gabe Green #154 Lightweight Daniel Rodriguez #64 Welterweight Loss U-DEC
UFC Vegas 5/30/2020 Brandon Royval #34 Flyweight Tim Elliott #7 Flyweight Win SUB Arm Triangle
UFC Vegas 2 6/13/2020 Mariya Agapova #23 Women’s Flyweight Hannah Cifers #31 Women’s Strawweight Win SUB Rear Naked Choke
UFC Vegas 2 6/13/2020 Gustavo Lopez #126 Bantamweight Merab Dvalishvili #22 Bantamweight Loss U-DEC
UFC Vegas 2 6/13/2020 Zarrukh Adashev Not Ranked Tyson Nam #5 Bantamweight Loss KO/TKO Punch
UFC Vegas 2 6/13/2020 Christian Aguilera #235 Welterweight Anthony Ivy #129 Welterweight Win KO/TKO Punches
UFC Vegas 2 6/13/2020 Anthony Ivy #129 Welterweight Christian Aguilera #235 Welterweight Loss KO/TKO Punches
UFC Vegas 3 6/20/2020 Justin Jaynes #220 Featherweight Frank Camacho #135 Lightweight Win KO/TKO Punches
UFC Vegas 3 6/20/2020 Max Rohskopf #344 Lightweight Austin Hubbard #115 Lightweight Loss KO/TKO
UFC Vegas 4 6/27/2020 Kyle Daukaus #69 Middleweight Brendan Allen #27 Middleweight Loss U-DEC
UFC Vegas 4 6/27/2020 Jason Witt #89 Lightweight Takashi Sato #81 Welterweight Loss KO/TKO Punches
UFC Vegas 4 6/27/2020 Kay Hansen #33 Women’s Strawweight Jinh Yu Frey #2 Women’s Atomweight Win SUB Armbar
UFC Vegas 4 6/27/2020 Jinh Yu Frey #2 Women’s Atomweight Kay Hansen #33 Women’s Strawweight Loss SUB Armbar