10) Darren Till decisions Kelvin Gastelum – UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz
In an overdue move up in weight, Darren Till didn’t disappoint when he pulled an upset performance against contender Kelvin Gastelum.
9) Derrick Lewis decisions Blagoy Ivanov – UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz
This was a surprisingly active fight between Derrick Lewis and Blagoy Ivanov as both fighters got good jabs and rolling around on the ground.
8) Aviv Gozali defeated Zaka Fatullazade via submission – Bellator 234
Aviv Gozali followed his father’s retirement match with his own tap out of the up and coming Zaka Fatullasade in the same manner in the first.
7) Cory Anderson TKOs Johnny Walker – UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz
While it seemed like Johnny Walker was on fire and possibly in line for a title shot, Corey Anderson put a stop to that momentum for the time being.
6) Jairzinho Rozenstruik defeats Andrei Arlovski via knockout – UFC 244
Jairzinho Rozenstruik continued his rise by putting Andrei Arlovski out in convincing fashion with his third win in 2019, this one by knockout.
5) Jorge Masvidal defeats Nate Diaz via TKO – UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz
This was certainly a fight worthy of the “Baddest Mother ——” title. Unfortunately due to the recurring issue of Nate Diaz’s constantly bleeding head, Jorge Masvidal walked away with a TKO win after round three,
4) Linton Vassell defeated Sergei Kharintov via technical knockout victory method – Bellator 234: Kharintov vs. Vassell – Upset of the Month
Linton Vassell moved up in weight and shocked people by stopping a veteran heavyweight fighter in Sergei Kharintov by controlling then stopping him.
3) Haim Gozali defeated Artur Pronin via submission heel hook victory – Bellator 234: Kharintov vs. Vassell – Submission of the Month
The trailblazer of MMA in Israel got one final victory on the same fight card as his son after him. Haim Gozali will certainly be missed and got the win.
2) Kevin Lee KOs Gregor Gillespie – UFC 244 – Knockout of the Month
Kevin Lee in returning to lightweight also returned to his winning ways against the up and coming Gregor Gillespie who was dealt his first loss. Lee’s potential is such that a run at lightweight may lead to a title shot.
1) Stephen Thompson defeated Vincente Luque via unanimous decision victory method – UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz – Fight of the Month
The recently christened, “Nicest Mofo” belt winner was able to snap a two fight losing skid against Vincente Luque. At the same time, Stephen Thompson earned a Fight of the Night award as well.