10) Benson Henderson defeated Saad Awad via decision – Bellator 208
9) Fedor Emelianenko defeated Chael Sonnen via TKO – Bellator 208
8) Macy Chiasson TKOs Larissa Pacheco – The Ultimate Fighter 28
7) Cheick Kongo defeated Timothy Johnson via knockout – Bellator 208
6) Sergei Kharintov defeated Roy Nelson via knockout – Bellator 207
5) Aspen Ladd defeated Tonya Evinger via TKO victory – UFC 229
Aspen Ladd proved that she has to be taken seriously when she finished veteran Tonya Evinger with strikes and elbows to the head and body.
4) Dominick Reyes decisions Ovince Saint Preux – UFC 229 – Upset of the Month
Opportunity was presented to Dominick Reyes who fought against and was able to defeat Ovince Saint Preux in decisive fashion.
3) Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Conor McGregor – UFC 229 – Submission of the Month
Khabib Nurmagomedov silenced any critics of his skills against Conor McGregor but then stirred up controversy by jumping into the crowd against McGregor’s grappling coach Dillon Danis.
2) Derrick Lewis knocks out Alexander Volkov – UFC 229 – Comeback of the Month/Knockout of the Month
After a call from President Donald Trump, Derrick Lewis rose to the occasion with a last minute knockout against Alexander Volkov.
1) Tony Ferguson TKOs Anthony Pettis – UFC 229 – Fight of the Month
Tony Ferguson certainly made a case for a title shot against Khabib Nurmagomedov but has been waiting for disciplinary proceedings.
10) Tito Ortiz knocks out Chuck Liddell – Golden Boy Promotions: Liddell vs. Ortiz 3
9) John Salter submits Chidi Njokuani – Bellator 210: Njokuani vs. Salter
8) Macy Chiasson submits Pannie Kianzad – The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale
7) Justin Frazier TKOs Michel Batista – The Ultimate Fighter 28
6) Macy Chiasson knocks out Leah Letson – The Ultimate Fighter 28
Macy Chiasson had to pull an upset against Leah Letson and did so impressively.
5) Israel Adesanya TKOs Derek Brunson – UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis
Israel Adesanya known “The Last Stylebender” did so well against Derek Brunson that he earned a title opportunity against Anderson Silva.
4) Santiago Ponzinibbio knocks out Neil Magny – UFC Fight Night 140 – Upset of the Month
Hometown favorite Santiago Ponzinibbio continues his rise in the welterweight division with a knockout against Neil Magny.
3) Daniel Cormier submits Derrick Lewis – UFC 230 – Submission of the Month
Daniel Cormier imposed his game knowing Derrick Lewis could knock him out standing. He also became the only dual champion to actually defend both titles.
2) Ronaldo Souza knocks out Chris Weidman – UFC 230 – Fight of the Month (tied)/Knockout of the Month (tied)
Both men fought hard and made this the UFC 230 Fight of the Night.
1) Yair Rodriguez knocks out Chan Sung Jung – UFC Fight Night 139 – Fight of the Month (tied)/Knockout of the Month (tied)
The last minute knockout was as spectacular as the war leading up to it.