May was a little on the slow side but there were some good gems hidden among the multitude of various fights:
10) Mike Trizano technically knocks out Thailand Clark – The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated
Mike Trizano pulled the at this point only knockout finish of The Ultimate Fighter against Thailand Clark.
9) Tatiana Padilla Suarez defeats Alexa Grasso via submission – UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman
The former world champion in wrestling continues to rise in the UFC’s very crowded strawweight division.
8) Aaron Pico defeats Lee Morison via technically knocks out – Bellator 199: Bader vs. King Mo
Aaron Pico continues to establish himself in MMA in the featherweight division of Bellator MMA.
7) Ryan Bader technically knocks out Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal – Bellator 199: Bader vs. King Mo
The first round win for Ryan Bader against King Mo brings him that much closer to winning his second title. The bout also gave an idea of how much the two fighters cut weight to make light heavyweight on a regular basis.
6) Kelvin Gastelum decisions Ronaldo Souza – UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington – Upset of the Month
Kelvin Gastelum demonstrated that he could hang with Ronaldo Souza despite the obvious size difference and the fact that “Jacare” is a multiple time BJJ World Champion. The two even got Fight of the Night for UFC 224.
5) Oleksiy Oliynyk defeats Junior Albini via submission victory – UFC 224 – Submission of the Month
It was graceful of Oleksiy Oliynyk to encourage Dana White to keep Junior Albini following his quick win. The Ezekiel choke that Oliynyk pulled off was one of the more impressive submissions in recent history.
4) Vincente Luque knocks out Chad Laprise – UFC Fight Night 129 – Knockout of the Month (tied)
Vincente Luque made quick work in this bout with veteran Chad Laprise when he used his fists to end the bout.
3) Lyoto Machida defeats Vitor Belfort via knockout victory – UFC 224 – Knockout of the Month (tied)
This fight is interesting in retrospect considering that Lyoto Machida is now off to Bellator MMA. Regardless this was an impressive win being that front kicks aren’t that common and it capped Vitor Belfort’s career.
2) Amanda Nunes defeats Raquel Pennington via TKO victory – UFC 224 – Fight of the Month (tied)
Raquel Pennington forced Amanda Nunes to earn her title defense by fighting despite doubt in the final round.
1) Evan Cutts decisions Ramiz Brahimaj – Legacy Fighting Alliance 40 – Fight of the Month (tied)
A fight between two virtual unknowns went at it and fought back and forth with the going round by round.