10) Aaron Pico defeats Leandro Higo via technical knockout – Bellator 206: Mousasi vs. MacDonald
Aaron Pico had the toughest challenge of his career against Leandro Higo but showed he is fully capable of such a challenge. Aside from his first fight this was against a challenging, accomplished opponent at bantamweight.
9) Gegard Mousasi defeats Rory MacDonald via TKO victory – Bellator 206: Mousasi vs. MacDonald
As ambitious as Rory MacDonald’s goal of was to become the first dual division champion in Bellator promotional history, Gegard Mousasi put a stop to those plans by defeating the undersized MacDonald in the first round.
8) Quinton Jackson defeats Wanderlei Silva via TKO victory – Bellator 206: Mousasi vs. MacDonald
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson tied up the cross promotional rivalry with Wanderlei Silva two wins a piece. These two have fought over the promotions of Pride FC and the UFC though this might be their last meeting.
7) Thiago Santos defeats Eryk Anders via technical knockout – UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Anders
A last round furry of elbows from Thiago Santos demonstrated that a fight can indeed end between rounds.
6) Tatiana Suarez defeats Carla Esparza via technical knockout victory – UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till
Tatiana Suarez demonstrated against Carla Esparza how much of a force she is in the strawweight division. As Joe Rogan stated, Suarez is the opposite of Joanna Jedrzejczyk in that she can impose her grappling game.
5) Tyron Woodley defeats Darren Till via choke submission victory – UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till
Returning UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley soundly defeated Darren Till via a submission. He was also able to impose a good striking game.
4) Justin Frazier decisions Anderson da Silva – The Ultimate Fighter 28 – Upset of the Month
Justin Frazier demonstrated that skills demonstrated in a try out doesn’t mean a last pick can’t beat the first pick. Anderson da Silva is indeed a world class kick boxer but didn’t have the take down defense against Frazier.
3) Aljamin Sterling submits Cody Stamann – UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till – Submission of the Month
The Matt Serra and Ray Longo protege Aljamin Sterling continues to improve his submission abilities.
2) Antonio Rogerio Nogueira TKOs Sam Alvey – UFC Fight Night 137 – Knockout of the Month
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira had a very successful return against Sam Alvey considering his very long layoff.
1) Keri Melendez defeats Dakota Zimmerman via decision victory – Bellator 206 – Fight of the Month
The wife of Gilbert Melendez, Keri Melendez only has a few fights on her record and Dakota Zimmerman was not easy.