2022 Donruss UFC Review

April 30, 2022

Panini is back with their fourth rendition of their Donruss UFC product. The new release is an incredible set for one of the most underrepresented sports in the hobby. Here is our 2022 Donruss UFC Review for your enjoyment.

History of The Product 

This new product is the first non-chrome traditional flagship release for UFC from Panini. With the company losing its license for most of the biggest sports, UFC is likely to be central to its future business plan.

Panini’s UFC products will continue to be licensed over the next few years. In April of 2021, Panini and the UFC reached a multi-year deal to give Panini the exclusive UFC trading card license.

Release Date

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Panini Donruss UFC 2022 is set to drop on May 6, 2022. There has been no indication that this date will change due to supply chain issues.

2022 Donruss UFC Review Of The Pros

One of the most popular things about this product is the sheer number of cards. Even in one hobby box, you will be receiving a grand total of 300 cards. Along with the large number of cards you receive in this product, it is also very heavy on inserts/parallels. There are, on average, sixty inserts or parallels in each box.

2022 Donruss UFC Review Of The Cons

Of course, there may not be enough substance among them with so many cards available.

Although there are collectors out there that prefer parallels and inserts over any other kind of card, most in the hobby prefer autographs or other hit cards. Therefore, you will only be receiving one autograph and one relic in a hobby box. Furthermore, with there likely being a wide array of fighters in this set, there is a solid chance that that autograph and relic may not work in your favor.

2022 Donruss UFC Review Of Release Formats

There is only one release format scheduled for Donruss UFC, the hobby box.

Hobby Box

  • 10 packs
  • 30 cards per pack
  • 300 cards overall
  • One autograph
  • A relic
  • Sixty inserts/parallels on average
  • Preselling for $369

2022 Donruss UFC Review Of The Checklist

One of the top fighters to keep an eye out for is Connor McGreggor. Although he has started to slip a little in the ring, McGreggor is still one, if not the biggest name in all of the UFC. As a result of that name recognition and the legacy he has built for himself, if you can find a McGreggor autograph or parallel from this product, it should be worth some money.

The second fighter to keep a lookout for is Khabib Nurmagomedov. Khabib has established himself as one of the baddest men in the entire UFC. However, hearing some of the stories told about him makes him sound like a myth. One of these stories includes that while being raised in Russia, his father trained him by having Khabib (around the age of nine during the time) fight grizzly bear cubs. Don’t believe it? There is video evidence to support Khabib’s story!

Finally, Dustin Poirier is the last fighter to be on the lookout for in this set. Many believe that Poirier is the best in his craft. While he stays slightly more under the radar than fighters like McGreggor in terms of personality, Poirier lets his game speak for itself, leading to him being one of the most respected individuals in the sport.

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Base set

The base set includes 225 cards. In addition, they contain 20 Rated Rookies.

1 Islam Makhachev
2 Joanne Wood
3 Aleksandar Rakic
4 Khabib Nurmagomedov
5 Augusto Sakai
6 Merab Dvalishvili
7 Cody Garbrandt
8 Rob Font
9 Dominick Reyes
10 Tony Ferguson
11 Israel Adesanya
12 Jon Jones
13 Alex Perez
14 Khamzat Chimaev
15 Belal Muhammad
16 Michael Chandler
17 Colby Covington
18 Robbie Lawler
19 Donald Cerrone
20 Uriah Hall
21 Jack Hermansson
22 Jorge Masvidal
23 Alexander Volkanovski
24 Leon Edwards
25 Beneil Dariush

26 Michael Chiesa
27 Conor McGregor
28 Robert Whittaker
29 Dustin Poirier
30 Urijah Faber
31 Jair Rozenstruik
32 Jose Aldo
33 Alexander Volkov
34 Mackenzie Dern
35 Brandon Moreno
36 Miesha Tate
37 Cory Sandhagen
38 Rose Namajunas
39 Francis Ngannou
40 Valentina Shevchenko
41 Jan Blachowicz
42 Josh Emmett
43 Alexandre Pantoja
44 Magomed Ankalaev
45 Brian Ortega
46 Nate Diaz
47 Cynthia Calvillo
48 Sean O’Malley
49 Frankie Edgar
50 Vicente Luque

51 Jared Cannonier
52 Julianna Pena
53 Aljamain Sterling
54 Marcin Tybura
55 Calvin Kattar
56 Neil Magny
57 Dan Hooker
58 Shogun Rua
59 Germaine de Randamie
60 Viviane Araujo
61 Jennifer Maia
62 Justin Gaethje
63 Amanda Nunes
64 Marina Rodriguez
65 Carla Esparza
66 Paulo Costa
67 Deiveson Figueiredo
68 Stephen Thompson
69 Giga Chikadze
70 Yair Rodriguez
71 Anderson Silva
72 Kamaru Usman
73 Anthony Smith
74 Marlon Moraes
75 Chan Sung Jung

76 Pedro Munhoz
77 Derek Brunson
78 Stipe Miocic
79 Gilbert Burns
80 Yan Xiaonan
81 Jiri Prochazka
82 Katlyn Chookagian
83 Arnold Allen
84 Marvin Vettori
85 Charles Oliveira
86 Petr Yan
87 Derrick Lewis
88 Thiago Santos
89 Glover Teixeira
90 Zabit Magomedsharipov
91 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
92 Kelvin Gastelum
93 Askar Askarov
94 Max Holloway
95 Ciryl Gane
96 Rafael Dos Anjos
97 Dominick Cruz
98 TJ Dillashaw
99 Holly Holm
100 Zhang Weili

101 Aspen Ladd
102 Luke Rockhold
103 Song Yadong
104 Kai Kara-France
105 Rani Yahya
106 Dan Henderson
107 Gregor Gillespie
108 Tecia Torres
109 Cody Stamann
110 Alexander Gustafsson
111 Clay Guida
112 Yana Kunitskaya
113 Lauren Murphy
114 Randy Costa
115 Jamahal Hill
116 Henry Cejudo
117 Brad Tavares
118 Geoff Neal
119 Irene Aldana
120 Ovince Saint Preux
121 Alex Caceres
122 Joe Lauzon
123 Matt Schnell
124 Alexis Davis
125 Cain Velasquez

126 Jimmy Crute
127 Michel Pereira
128 Chris Weidman
129 Ketlen Vieira
130 Rodolfo Vieira
131 Bryce Mitchell
132 Jeremy Stephens
133 Maycee Barber
134 Johnny Walker
135 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
136 Darren Till
137 Muslim Salikhov
138 Macy Chiasson
139 Dan Ige
140 Brendan Allen
141 Jim Miller
142 Curtis Blaydes
143 Felice Herrig
144 Nikita Krylov
145 Rashad Evans
146 Edmen Shahbazyan
147 Santiago Ponzinibbio
148 Marlon Vera
149 Matt Brown
150 Edson Barboza

151 Angela Hill
152 Michael Bisping
153 Ryan Spann
154 Kevin Holland
155 Andrei Arlovski
156 BJ Penn
157 Tim Means
158 Sodiq Yusuff
159 Cub Swanson
160 Brock Lesnar
161 Volkan Oezdemir
162 Mark Coleman
163 Amanda Ribas
164 Ben Rothwell
165 Raphael Assuncao
166 Brandon Royval
167 Darren Elkins
168 Shamil Abdurakhimov
169 Georges St-Pierre
170 Arman Tsarukyan
171 Demian Maia
172 Claudia Gadelha
173 Aleksei Oleinik
174 Raquel Pennington
175 Gunnar Nelson

176 Jessica Andrade
177 Ryan Hall
178 Daniel Cormier
179 Brad Riddell
180 Forrest Griffin
181 Michelle Waterson
182 Tanner Boser
183 Sara McMann
184 Bobby Green
185 Jessica Eye
186 Chase Hooper
187 Walt Harris
188 Chuck Liddell
189 Diego Ferreira
190 Rich Franklin
191 Nina Nunes
192 Ed Herman
193 Roxanne Modafferi
194 Alex Oliveira
195 Ion Cutelaba
196 Blagoy Ivanov
197 Leonardo Santos
198 Sergei Pavlovich
199 Francisco Trinaldo
200 Tai Tuivasa


Some of the inserts included in this release are Crunch Time, Octagon Marvels, and Voices of the Octagon.

Crunch Time

Crunch Time cards look like cereal boxes and include the win lost stats of the relevant fighter.

Octagon Marvels

This awesome series takes its visual cues from the cover of Marvel comic books.

Voices Of The Octagon

The Voices of the Octagon insert celebrates the most iconic UFC announcers.


The parallels for the base set are as follows:

  • Green Flood
  • Orange Laser Holo
  • Pink Laser Holo
  • Purple Flood
  • Purple Press Proof
  • Silver Press Proof
  • Laser Holo – /99
  • Purple Laser Holo – /99
  • Red Laser Holo – /75
  • Blue Laser Holo – /49
  • Teal Laser Holo – /25
  • Gold Laser Holo – /10
  • Black Laser Holo – 1/1

2022 Donruss UFC Review Of Value

As the first release in this series, it is hard to analyze its value accurately. However, we will know more in the future.

Nonetheless, there is a lot of potential value in this product. However, you will have to be lucky. It is difficult to tell precisely how tough it will be to find some of the big names in this product as a base set still has not been released. However, if you can pull a rare card of one of the previously mentioned names, you can net a nice profit.

Although there is not yet a market for UFC cards at this moment, it is also one of the biggest growing sports in the world. As a result, it would not be crazy to think that its market share in the hobby will continue to grow. Again, there may not be a huge market for something you pull from this product immediately. However, if you sit on that card for a little bit as the UFC continues to grow, it may considerably increase in value in a few years.

Bottomline Of The 2022 Donruss UFC Review

In conclusion, there is a lot to love about the Panini Donruss UFC 2022 release. It is an excellent product for UFC fans in a market with minimal releases for one of the fastest-growing sports worldwide.

We don’t yet have enough data to say that getting a box for $400 is worth it. However, if you are a big fan of the UFC, this may be your product. The main draw to this product is the enormous quantity of insert/parallel cards. If you can find a good amount of lowly numbered parallels from your box, it would not be too tough to flip a profit on this box.