May and June had some great fights and due to time constraints both will be listed in this article. Here they are:
Top 10 Fights of May
10) Rony Jason’s submission victory (now no contest) over Damon Jackson – UFC Fight Night 67
9) Joseph Benavidez’s victory by decision over John Moraga – UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier
8) Donald Cerrone’s technical knockout over John Makdessi – UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier
7) Chris Weidman’s technical knockout over Vitor Belfort – UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier
6) Daniel Cormier’s submission victory over Anthony Johnson – UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier
5) Carlos Condit’s technical knockout victory over Thiago Alves – UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves
4) Valdir Araujo submission of Steve Carl – Comeback of the Month – The Ultimate Fighter 21
3) Charles Oliveira’s submission over Nik Lentz – Submission of the Month – UFC Fight Night 67
Again another featherweight fight which delivered and had quite a bit of title contention at stake for both men.
2) Hayder Hassan’s TKO over Andrews Nakahara – Knockout of the Mont – The Ultimate Fighter 21
Was an impressive win from Hayder Hassan who earned American Top Team’s first win of the season.
1) Andrei Arlovski’s technical knockout victory over Travis Browne – Fight of the Month – UFC 187
Both men certainly earned their Fight of the Night honors and with heavyweights it was certainly explosive.
Top 10 Fights of June
10) Kimbo Slice’s technical knockout victory over Ken Shamrock – Bellator 138: Unfinished Business
9) Eddie Alvarez’s decision victory over Gilbert Melendez – UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum
8) Tecia Torres’ decision victory over Angela Hill – UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum
7) Yoel Romero’s knockout victory over Lyoto Machida – UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero
6) Henry Cejudo’s decision victory over Chico Camus – UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum
5) Fabricio Werdum submits Cain Velasquez – Upset of the Month – UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum
4) Patricio Freire knocks out Daniel Weichel – Comeback of the Month – Bellator 138
A case of “Pitbull” literally being saved by the bell and was able to come back in the second round for the victory.
3) Vincente Luque submits Nathan Coy – Submission of the Month – The Ultimate Fighter 21
This was a tense fight as American Top Team was again stopped from earning more points in the competition.
2) Thiago Santos knocks out Steve Bosse – Knockout of the Month – UFC Fight Night 70
It’s not often that a fighter is hit just right that not only is he knocked out but also seizes up in a very scary manner.
1) Yair Rodriguez’s decision of Charles Rosa – Fight of the Month – UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum
Earned Fight of the Night for the event and was certainly earned as both men certainly went for the finish.