10) Justin Tafa defeats Juan Adams via TKO – UFC 246: Jones vs. Reyes
A fight between two up and comers, Justin Tafa was able to attain a technical knockout victory against Juan Adams and made a statement.
9) Trevin Giles decisions James Krause – UFC 246: Jones vs. Reyes
Trevin Giles had to earn a Fight of the Night victory against the normally welterweight James Krause as the two left everything in the Octagon.
8) Felicia Spencer TKOs Zarah Fairn dos Santos – UFC Fight Night 169
One of two women’s featherweights looking to make a statement, Felicia Spencer did just that when she defeated Zarah Fairn dos Santos.
7) Valentina Shevchenko defeats Katlyn Chookagian via TKO – UFC 246
Valentina Shevchenko only continued her dominance with a crucifix ground and pound finish against challenger Katlyn Chookagian.
6) Megan Anderson knocks out Norma Dumont – UFC Fight Night 169
Looking to make a statement for a title shot, Megan Anderson was able to knockout the debuting Normal Dumont then called for a title fight.
5) Jan Błachowicz knocks out Corey Anderson – UFC Fight Night 167
Jan Błachowicz was able to gain vengeance against Corey Anderson for their first encounter five years ago but knocking him out cold. After this match a statement could be made for a title shot against Jon Jones.
4) Valentin Moldovsky defeats Javy Ayala via unanimous decision – Bellator 239: Ruth vs. Amosov – Upset of the Month
The underweight Valentin Moldovsky was able to out grapple veteran Javy Ayala to gain a pretty dominant decision victory and some notoriety.
3) Brent Primus defeats Chris Bungard via submission (rear naked choke) – Bellator 240: Primus vs. Burgard – Submission of the Month
Brent Primus continued his submission streak to two by submitting Chris Bungard with an old fashioned rear naked choke, making a possible case for a lightweight title challenge against champion Patricio Freire.
2) Timothy Johnson defeats Tyrell Fortune via knockout (punches) victory method – Bellator 239: Ruth vs. Amosov – Knockout of the Month
In a very impressive performance, Timothy Johnson pulled a spectacular knockout against Tyrell Fortune, leaving him out cold on the cage floor. The setup was probably one of the most impressive parts of this match.
1) Dan Hooker defeats Paul Felder via decision victory method – UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker – Fight of the Month
Dan Hooker took Paul Felder to the limits and left him looking rather battered. Afterwards, Felder voiced a possible retirement from MMA. This is an event that dates back to an interview call out by Hooker to Felder.