10) T. J. Laramie defeats Daniel Swain via technical knockout victory method – Dana White’s Contender Series: Week 2
In the early part of the season for this year’s Dana White Contender Series, T. J. Laramie finished Daniel Swain and got the UFC contract.
9) Virna Jandiroba submits Felice Herrig – UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3
Virna Jandiroba was able to pull together a second win in a two fight streak against Felice Herrig and gained a Performance of the Night.
8) Michael Chandler knocks out Benson Henderson – Bellator 243
This was the last fight on Michael Chandler’s Bellator contract and he went out with a bang with a knockout of Benson Henderson.
7) Bobby Green decisions Lando Vannata – UFC Fight Night 173
Bobby Green has had a spectacular year despite the circumstances of the pandemic and he proved it when he faced off against Lando Vannata.
6) Josh Parisian defeats Chad Johnson via punch knockout victory method – Dana White’s Contender Series: Week 3
Fighters rise to the opportunity when they appear on Dana White’s Contender Series and Josh Parisian did this against Chad Johnson.
5) Polyana Viana defeats Emily Whitmire via submission victory method – UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Rakic – Comeback of the Month
Polyana Viana was able to bring back the Comeback of the Month award with her comeback submission win against veteran Emily Whitmire.
4) Vadim Nemkov TKOs Ryan Bader – Bellator 244 – Upset of the Month
The double champion reign of Ryan Bader could only last so long and his light heavyweight reign ended in an upset at the hands of Vadim Nemkov. However, Bader can now concentrate on defending the heavyweight belt.
3) Jennifer Maia defeats Joanne Calderwood via submission victory – UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan – Submission of the Month
Jennifer Maia finally rose to her promising potential and earned a title shot against Valentina Shevchenko by defeating Joanna Calderwood.
2) Beneil Dariush defeats Scott Holtzman via backfist knockout victory method – UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik – Knockout of the Month
Spinning backfists are rarely reliable but then they connect they can end a fight. That was the case when Beniel Dariush defeated Scott Holtzman. This maybe one of Dariush’s best finishes to date and an uphill climb.
1) Jeffrey Molina defeats Jacob Silva via unanimous decision victory method – Dana White Contender Series: Week 4 – Fight of the Month
Jeffrey Molina rose to the opportunity and fought hard against Jacob Silva. For his efforts, Molina earned a UFC contract, furthering the show success.