10) Khalil Rountree Jr. defeats Gokhan Saki via technical knockout – UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier
To say that Khalil Rountree Jr. shocked people by knocking out Gokhan Saki is an understatement considering the fact that Saki is known for his kickboxing career. However, Rountree proved that he can do exactly that.
9) Daniel Cormier defeats Stipe Miocic via knockout punches victory – UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier
Daniel Cormier made history against Stipe Miocic by becoming only the second man in the UFC to become a champion in two different weight classes at the same time. This makes Conor McGregor no longer unique.
8) Jose Aldo defeats Jeremy Stephens via technical knockout – UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2
It was nice to see the Jose Aldo of old who constantly knocked out opponents return against Jeremy Stephens. This performance indicates that Aldo is not done in the UFC and is certainly still dangerous.
7) Dustin Poirier defeats Eddie Alvarez via technical knockout – UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2
Dustin Poirier sought to get closure against Eddie Alvarez following their controversial no contest last meeting. Poirier made a case in this match for a possible title shot following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s fight with Conor.
6) Michael McDonald defeats Eduardo Dantas via knockout win – Bellator 202: Budd vs. Nogueira
In his second Bellator fight, Michael McDonald knocked Eduardo Dantas out so hard that he broke his hand.
5) Jay Cucciniello defeats Tyler Diamond via technical knockout – The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated
Jay Cucciniello was able to redeem himself in his return to the competition by knocking out Tyler Diamond.
4) Israel Adesanya decisions Brad Tavares – The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale – Upset of the Month
The undefeated Israel Adesanya was able to solidly control Brad Tavares for the whole fight in his best win.
3) Erick Silva submits Nick Barnes – Legacy Fighting Alliance 45 – Submission of the Month
Erick Silva was looking to get a solid win following his up and down UFC stint and earned a successful submission. Longtime Legacy promotion standout Nick Barnes unfortunately served as his victim in an impressive arm bar.
2) Niko Price defeats Randy Brown via knockout – UFC Fight Night 133 – Knockout of the Month
This was an example of a perfect knockout when Nicko Price sent Randy Brown to dreamland while standing.
1) Alex Caceres defeats Martin Bravo – The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale – Fight of the Month
Alex Caceres and Martin Bravo went back and forth in this Fight of the Night award winning intense battle.