10) Denise Kielholtz defeats Kate Jackson via knockout – Bellator 247
Denise Kielholtz pulled an impressive victory against Kate Jackson with a knockout in the main event of the Bellator 247 fight card.
9) Cristiane Venancio submits Arlene Blencowe – Bellator 249
Despite having a black belt in Brazilian Jui-Jitsu, Cristiane “Cyborg” Venancio submitted featherweight title challenger Arlene Blencowe.
8) Germaine de Randamie defeats Juliana Pena via technical submission (guillotine choke) – UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana
Germaine de Randamie pulled the first submission of her career against the traditional grappler Juliana Pena to the point that Pena passed out.
7) Henry Corrales defeats Brandon Girtz via decision – Bellator 250
It must be said that lesser known fights can sometimes be the more impressive with Henry Corrales fighting Brandon Girtz to a decision.
6) Cory Sandhagen defeats Marlon Moraes via technical knockout (spinning kick and punch) – UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen
Cory Sandhagen with his upset victory over former title challenger Marlon Moraes may well have earned a title shot against champion Petr Yan.
5) Albert Gonzalez defeats Kastriot Xhema via technical knockout (retirement) – Bellator 249 – Comeback of the Month
This was a quick but impressive fight between Albert Gonzalez and Kastriot Xhema in the preliminaries of the Bellator 249 fight card.
4) Jessica Andrade defeats Katlyn Chookagian via TKO method – UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie – Upset of the Month
Jessica Andrade pulled an upset while moving up in weight class against former flyweight title challenger Katlyn Chookagian via a knockout. It is quite possible that Andrade maybe fighting Valentina Shevchenko next.
3) Khabib Nurmagomedov defeats Justin Gaethje via technical submission – UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje – Submission of the Month
In the last fight of his career, Khabib Nurmagomedov faced off against UFC Lightweight Interim Champion Justin Gaethje and submitted him. It is unfortunate to see Khabib retire this early but at least he went out on top.
2) Joaquin Buckley defeats Impa Kasanganay via knockout (spinning kick) – UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen – Knockout of the Month
Joaquin Buckley and Impa Kasanganay are both up and comers and demonstrated that with their brief fight ending in a knockout for Buckley.
1) Jake Hager defeats Brandon Calton via split decision victory method – Bellator 250: Mousasi vs. Lima – Fight of the Month
It’s rare that heavyweights have a Fight of the Month bout because they rarely last the whole fight. However, Jake Hager, the man known as Jack Swagger in WWE went all three rounds with Brandon Calton.