Royce Gracie became an instant legend at UFC 1. | Markus Boesch/Getty Images Sport
Every mixed martial artist views the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Octagon as the pinnacle of their sport. We hear it in almost every interview when a fighter signs with the company. Some grasp the moment and show they truly belong, while others crumble under the bright lights of the big leagues.
A Sherdog.com panel has compiled a list of fighters who made the most memorable of UFC debuts. Many became legends, some still compete at a high level and a few retreated into obscurity.
Debate and discuss accordingly.
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