10) Zabit Magomedsharipov decisions Jeremy Stephens – UFC 235
Following his involvement with the post fight brawl against Conor McGregor, Zabit Magomedsharipov, dominated Jeremy Stephens.
9) Jon Jones decisions Anthony Smith – UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith
Jon Jones once again demonstrated how dominant he is as he systematically dominated Anthony Smith and is now talking about a move up to the heavyweight division. One can only imagine a heavyweight Jones.
8) Kamaru Usman decisions Tyron Woodley – UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith
It’s been a while since a defending champion has been dominated and Tyron Woodley was one of the longer reigning champions in recent years.
7) Johnny Walker TKOs Misha Cirkunov – UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith
Johnny Walker demonstrated how much of a crazy guy he is when after kneeing Misha Cirkunov to win, he dislocated his shoulder while celebrating off of the cage. Fortunately Walker has a quick recovery period.
6) Pedro Munhoz knocks out Cody Garbrandt – UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith
There can be a case made that Cody Garbrandt is regressing as a fighter as his technique is starting to get sloppy and while Pedro Munhoz isn’t a nobody he isn’t necessarily a big name either. Time will tell if it’s reversible.
5) Timofey Nastyukhim defeated Eddie Alvarez via technical knockout (punches) – ONE Championship: A New Era – Upset of the Month
Timofey Nastyukhim was unranked and yet somehow managed to knockout former UFC and Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez.
4) Paul Craig defeated Kennedy Nzechukwa via submission (triangle choke) – UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje – Comeback of the Month
This is a case of a come from behind victory as Kennedy Nzechukwa was pretty much dominating Paul Craig before the the guillotine submission.
3) Jack Hermansson defeated David Branch via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje – Submission of the Month
Jack Hermansson was able to maneuver David Branch into a guillotine choke on top, something that isn’t easy and a Performance of the Night win.
2) Josh Emmett defeated Michael Johnson via knockout (punch) victory – UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje – Knockout of the Month (tied)
It has been over a year since the up and coming Josh Emmett last fought. However, in his return he knocked out a two fight streak Michael Johnson.
1) Justin Gaethje defeated Edson Barboza via knockout (punch) – UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje – Fight/Knockout (tied) of the Month
Justin Gaethje somehow managed to knockout Edson Barboza who himself is known for his striking. Gaethje continues to improve.