10) Petr Yan knocks out Urijah Faber – UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington
Petr Yan continues to rise as he put an end to Urijah Faber’s two fight winning streak. He also made a case for a possible title shot coming up.
9) Irene Aldana KOs Ketlen Vieira – UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington
The continuing rise of Irene Aldana put a stop to the career long undefeated streak of the finally returning Ketlen Vieira who was on the crisp of title implications should she have won this bout. Aldana might one.
8) Rob Font def. Ricky Simon – UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik
Rob Font and Ricky Simon put on a good performance with an intense back and forth that finally resulted in a decision for the returning Font.
7) Fedor Emelianenko knocks out Quinton Jackson – Bellator 237/Japan
For what’s likely the last time, Fedor Emelianenko pulled off yet another impressive knockout, this time against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
6) Michael Page knocks out Shinsho Anzai – Bellator 237/Bellator Japan
Michael “Venom” Page never disappoints and was able to pull yet another impressive knockout against the extremely hard headed Shinsho Anzai.
5) Michael Chandler knocks out Sidney Outlaw – Bellator 237/Japan
While Michael Chandler had to face a replacement in Sidney Outlaw, it didn’t keep him from pulling a successful knockout against Outlaw.
4) Alexander Volkanovski defeats Max Holloway via unanimous decision victory – UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington – Upset of the Month
Alexander Volkanovski not only pulled an upset in defeating Max Holloway but was able to do it for all five rounds in a this all stand up match.
3) Goiti Yamauchi defeats Daron Cruickshank via submission victory method – Bellator 237: Fedor vs. Rampage – Submission of the Month
In a reverse of match ups, the Bellator representative Goiti Yamauchi successfully submitted Rizin’s Daron Cruickchank in impressive fashion.
2) Jairzinho Rozenstruik defeats Alistair Overeem via knockout victory – UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik – Knockout of the Month
Jairzinho Rozenstruik for lack of a better term exploded Alistair Overeem’s lip in what has to be one of the most brutal UFC knockouts. It didn’t come too soon considering it was at the end of the fifth round.
1) Kamaru Usman defeats Colby Covington via technical knockout victory method – UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington – Fight of the Month
It was a close fight going into the fifth and final round but ultimately Kamaru Usman finished Colby Covington. What was even more impressive was that Covington continued fighting despite a broken jaw.