10) Amanda Ribas submits Paige VanZant via armbar – UFC 251
Amanda Ribas continues her rise by sending Paige VanZant packing in her last match in her UFC contract. Time will tell where she shows up next.
9) Petr Yan defeats Jose Aldo via TKO – UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal
In what was the most dominant loss of Jose Aldo’s career, Petr Yan completely dominated the former champion and finished him.
8) Jack Hermansson submits Kelvin Gastelum – UFC Fight Night 172
Jack Hermansson got a rare heel hook to upset Kelvin Gastelum. The match does have future title implications given other factors.
7) Deiveson Figueiredo submits Joseph Benavidez – UFC Fight Night 172
In once again finishing Joseph Benavidez, Deiveson Figueiredo not only earned the flyweight belt, but also achieved redemption from his failed weight cut in the previous match up.
6) Khamzat Chimaev submits John Philips – UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Ige
This was the first of two wins Khamzat Chimaev earned in ten days. It his first match for the promotion against British fighter John Philips.
5) Khamzat Chimaev defeats Rhys McKee via TKO – UFC on ESPN 14
Khamzat Chimaev earned a second victory in ten days at this event. He set a record for quickest turnaround in the modern era with this match.
4) Sergio Pettis defeats Ricky Bandejas via unanimous decision victory method – Bellator 242: Bandejas vs. Pettis – Upset of the Month
In his second fight in Bellator, Sergio Pettis defeated Ricky Bandejas to earn a future title shot against Bantamweight Champ Juan Archuleta. This will be an interesting fight considering Pettis’ move up and Archuleta down.
3) Ariane Lipski defeats Luana Carolina via submission victory method – UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2 – Submission of the Month
Ariane Lipski, known as the “Queen of Violence”, pulled of a kneebar against Luana Carolina to earn a second win in a row in the promotion.
2) Jiri Prochazka defeats Volkan Oezdemir via punch knockout victory method – UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal – Knockout of the Month
There are times when a fighter rises to the occasion and Jiri Prochazka certainly did it against former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir.
1) Rose Namajunas defeats Jessica Andrade via split decision victory method – UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal – Fight of the Month
Rose Namajunas got her win back against former champion and previous rival Jessica Andrade in their shorter rematch, but she had to earn it. It’s also a clear sign of who maybe set for a title match against Zhang Weili.