January 2019

10) Juan Archuleta defeats Ricky Bandejas via decision – Bellator 214

9) Ryan Bader defeats Fedor Emelianenko via knockout – Bellator 214

8) Henry Cejudo defeats TJ Dillashaw via TKO – UFC Fight Night 143

7) Jake “Jack Swagger” Hager submits J.W. Kiser – Bellator 214

6) Cory Sandhagen defeats Mario Bautista – UFC Fight Night 143

5) Alonzo Menifield defeats Vinicius Moreira – UFC Fight Night 143

4) Joanne Calderwood defeats Ariane Lipski via unanimous decision victory – UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw – Upset of the Month

Joanne Calderwood got the job of welcoming Ariane Lipski to the UFC and succeeded in proving that she has been overrated outside of the UFC.

3) Adel Altamimi defeats Brandon McMahon via arm bar submission – Bellator 214: Fedor vs. Bader – Submission of the Month

Execution in a submission is at times almost as impressive as the submission itself and Adel Altamimi a good submission execution.

2) Henry Corrales defeats Aaron Pico via knock out victory – Bellator 214: Fedor vs. Bader – Knockout of the Month

Again Aaron Pico found his rising plans spoiled by Henry Corrales.

1) Donald Cerrone defeated Alexander Hernandez via technical knockout victory – UFC Fight Night 143 – Fight of the Month

Donald Cerrone proved Alexander Hernandez wrong when he said that Cerrone was a stepping stone by finishing him in his lightweight return.

February 2019

10) Logan Storley defeats Ion Pascu via decision – Bellator 215

9) Eduardo Dantas defeats Toby Misech via decision – Bellator 215

8) Jose Aldo defeats Renato Moicano via TKO – UFC Fight Night 144

7) Kron Gracie defeats Alex Caceres via submission – UFC on ESPN 1

6) Ricky Simon decisions Rani Yahya – UFC 234: Adesanya vs. Silva

5) Lando Vannata defeats Marcos Rosa Mariano via sub – UFC 234

4) Jimmy Crute defeats Sam Alvey via TKO – UFC 234: Adesanya vs. Silva

One can make the argument that this was an early stoppage but the reality is if the fighters are not trying to improve they aren’t protecting themselves.

3) Montana De La Rosa defeats Nadia Kassem via arm bar submission victory – UFC 234: Adesanya vs. Silva – Submission of the Month

Montana De La Rosa continues to rise and hometown girl Nadia Kassem couldn’t stop her continually improving submission and overall game.

2) Johny Walker defeats Justin Ledet via technical knockout victory – UFC Fight Night: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2 – Knockout of the Month

Johny Walker continues to improve and this knockout was an prime example.

1) Israel Adesanya defeats Anderson Silva via unanimous decision victory – UFC 234: Adesanya vs. Silva – Fight of the Month

There were points in this bought when the Anderson Silva or old was seen but couldn’t pull off the win against the rising star of Israel Adesanya.