10) Yaroslav Amosov submits David Rickels – Bellator 225
Yaroslav Amosov demonstrated masterful grappling and control against David Rickels, eventually securing a D’Arce choke in the second round.
9) Alejandra Lara technically knocks out Taylor Turner – Bellator 225
Choosing to move up in weight, Alejandra Lara was able to win her bantamweight debut against Taylor Turner but voiced a flyweight return due to the struggle against Turner.
8) Lucas Rota knocks out Moses Murrietta – Legacy Fighting Alliance 74
Lucas Rota made quick work of Moses Murrietta in this quick knockout middleweight bout in one of the last AXS TV fights due to new ownership.
7) Nate Diaz decisions Anthony Pettis – UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2
It is extremely rare for a talented fighter like Anthony Pettis to be utterly and completely dominated but Nate Diaz was able to pull it off for three rounds. The win earned Diaz a fight against Jorge Masvidal next month.
6) Colby Covington unanimous decisions Robbie Lawler – UFC on ESPN 6
Colby Covington’s mastery of not only the ground game but also the stand up game against the normally formidable striker Robbie Lawler was amazing and a demonstration of how much Covington is improving.
5) Renan Ferreira submits Jared Vanderaa – Legacy Fighting Alliance 74
This battle of skilled heavyweights was impressive as Renan Ferreira eventually submitted Jared Vanderaa after a comeback submission.
4) Stipe Miocic TKOs Daniel Cormier – UFC 241 – Comeback of the Month
Learning from his mistakes in the previous fight, Stipe Miocic was able to utilize his reach against Daniel Cormier and eventually got a great knockout. However, Miocic did have to survive the first round to do so.
3) Jim Miller subs Clay Guida – UFC on ESPN 6 – Submission of the Month
Jim Miller continues to demonstrate that he is still very dangerous and he was able to submit fellow vet Clay Guida to the point Guida didn’t get a chance to submit before he lost consciousness.
2) Vitaly Minakov KOs Timothy Johnson – Bellator 225 – KO of the Month
Bouncing back from the first loss in his career, Vitaly Minakov returned to form by knocking out recent breakout heavyweight Timothy Johnson. It’s hard to know where Minakov goes from here but a title shot isn’t out.
1) Paulo Costa decisions Yoel Romero – UFC 241 – Fight of the Month
Paulo Costa and Yoel Romero finally faced each other after this bout was rescheduled three times. It didn’t disappoint as both fighters brought their A-game and were able to obtain Fight of the Night bonuses in the process.