Fighters from across the globe dream of the day they’ll step into the UFC octagon for the primary time. For 4 athletes, Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 30 occasion marked that particular second of their respective careers.

Take a look at this week’s rookie report back to see what sort of first impression they made on the game’s largest stage from Flash Discussion board on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

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Carlos Felipe

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 19: (L-R) Carlos Felipe of Brazil punches Serghei Spivac of Ukraine of their heavyweight bout throughout the UFC Combat Evening occasion inside Flash Discussion board on UFC Combat Island on July 19, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Picture by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC through Getty Photos)

Division: Heavyweight
End result: Serghei Spivac def. Carlos Felipe through majority determination (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)
File: (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Grade: D

Carlos Felipe bounded out of his nook for his UFC debut with luggage of enthusiasm. However, regardless of an encouraging begin, the Brazilian ended up on the flawed finish of a majority determination towards Moldovan Serghei Spivak.

Felipe appeared filled with power at the beginning of the primary spherical as he appeared to determine his boxing immediately. He loved some success with it, too, as he related with various quick punches.

However because the struggle wore on and Felipe’s tempo began to ease off, Spivak acquired a foothold within the matchup and, when the Moldovan switched from placing to wrestling within the last spherical, the Brazilian had no reply as he misplaced an ill-tempered matchup on the scorecards.

The pair appeared prepared for a fourth spherical after the choice was learn, however the injury had already been completed and Felipe had suffered his first skilled loss.

Subsequent up: Nightmare debut for former TKO champ