10) Tom Aspinali submits Andrei Arlovski – UFC Fight Night 185
The rising up and coming heavyweight Tom Aspinali was able to pull a submission against veteran and former champion Andrei Arlovski.
9) Casey O’Neill TKOs Shana Dobson – UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis
Casey O’Neil certainly made a statement in her UFC debut against veteran Shana Dobson that this Scottish up and comer is here to get a belt.
8) Alexa Grasso decision Maycee Barber – UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns
In her first bout in over a year since blowing out her knee, Maycee Barber tried, but failed to rebound against Mexican standout Alexa Grasso.
7) Pedro Munhoz decisions Jimmie Rivera – UFC Fight Night 186
Pedro Munhoz certainly remembered his closer fight with Jimmie Rivera six years ago and was finally able to avenge that loss and rebound.
6) Cory Sandhagen knocks out Frankie Edgar – UFC Fight Night 184
Rising up and comer Cory Sandhagen continues to rise, this time knocking out veteran and former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.
5) Kamaru Usman defeats Gilbert Burns via technical knockout victory method – UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns – Comeback of the Month
Kamaru Usman was indeed in trouble at one point and for a time in the match, Gilbert Burns might be champion. Then Usman came back to win.
4) Alexander Volkov defeats Alistair Overeem via technical knockout by punches – UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov – Upset of the Month
It’s not often that one fight can be pinpointed as the time that a fighter’s UFC career would end. That was the case when Alexander Volkov knocked out Alistair Overeem and sent him backing with a UFC pink slip.
3) Danilo Marques defeats Mike Rodriguez via technical submission by choke – UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov – Submission of the Month
Danilo Marques made a name for himself by choking Mike Rodriguez unconscious which isn’t something that happens all that often in MMA.
2) Derrick Lewis defeats Curtis Blaydes via knockout uppercut victory method – UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis – Knockout of the Month
Two hard hitters went out there and delivered when Derrick Lewis not only knocked out Curtis Blaydes, but earned himself a title shot in the process. He will now challenge new champion Francis Ngannou.
1) Beneil Dariush defeats Carlos Diego Ferreira via split decision victory – UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov – Fight of the Month
Beneil Dariush has slowly started to differentiate himself from the rest of the lightweight division and this fight against Carlos Diego Ferreira was certainly a statement.