10) Norbert Novenyi decisions Will Fleury – Bellator Dublin/Bellator 227
This was a slower paced fight but it had it’s moments and showcased these two up and coming European based fighters.
9) Kiefer Crosbie decisions Hugo Pereira – Bellator Dublin/Bellator 227
The fight between Keifer Crosbie and Hugo Pereira was a bit closer but was still on the slower side.
8) Emmanuel Sanchez defeats Tywan Claxton by sub – Bellator 226
Emmanuel Sanchez pulled off an impressive submission against Tywan Claxton in the opening round of the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix.
7) Leandro Higo defeats Shawn Bunch via submission – Bellator 228
In this preliminary card bout between Leandro Higo and Shawn Bunch, Higo was able to pull off an impressive guillotine choke submission.
6) Ava Knight technically knocks out Shannon Goughary – Bellator 228
Boxer Ava Knight made her MMA debut at Bellator 228 against Shannon Goughary and was successful with a body shot that took out Goughary.
5) Antonio McKee technically knocks out William Sriyapai – Bellator 228
Antonio McKee on the same card that his son scored an impressive knockout, was able to himself earn a TKO win against William
Sriyapai. The fight was a rare moment for a father and son in MMA.
4) Johnny Cisneros technically knocks out Michael Jasper – Bellator 228
This is another example of what kicks to the leg can do in a match.
Johnny Cisneros demonstrated that when he kicked
Michael Jasper’s legs out from under him and finishing the fight.
3) Leah McCourt defeats Kerry Hughes via technical submission victory – Bellator Dublin/Bellator 227 – Submission of the Month
Leah McCourt made a statement by submitting Kerry Hughes so quickly that she went to sleep before she could tap out. The statement could possibly propel her to title contention in the featherweight division.
2) A. J. McKee defeats Georgi Karakhanyan via knockout method victory- Bellator 228: Machida vs. Mousasi 2 – Knockout of the Month
While A. J. McKee didn’t set a record fastest knockout in Bellator MMA, he did make a statement against fellow Bellator veteran Georgi Karakhanyan. He made a statement also as he is currently undefeated as a professional with all fifteen of his fights coming in Bellator going into the second round.
1) Benson Henderson defeats Myles Jury via an unanimous decision victory method – Bellator Dublin/Bellator 227 – Fight of the Month
This has been one of Benson Henderson’s more active fights as of late when he welcomed fellow UFC veteran Myles Jury to Bellator MMA and was able to string his fourth straight win together in Bellator MMA.