Fight of the Month Power Rankings: October
What makes for a great fight? It’s much more complex than having two strikers go at it. There has to be a certain amount of tension that the fight emanates. The battle scars and aesthetic of a fighter going through war makes it all the better. If a fighter is unique in his own way, it just adds to the recipe for making a great fight. This month, we are going to take into consideration all of those things and more, and bring you a power ranking of the best fights of October.
- Luigi Vendramini vs Jessin Ayari
This was the first fight of the card AND the month and if it was any indication of how this month is going to go, we’re in for a lot of exciting fights. Luigi Vendramini and Jessin Ayari started off the night by going right at each other. After a good right hand by Luigi rocks Jessin, he finishes him with a head kick. This exciting fight starts off the month of October at #1 on the list
- Nassourdine Imavov vs Jordan Willaims
Of all the fights on the card, this definitely was the one with the most damage inflicted. It was almost a throwback fight looking like UFC 2, due to the fact that the blind referee missed 2 (!!!) headbutts, one of which caused a broken orbital bone of Williams. This fight was a war. Jordan showed the heart of a champion, unwilling to go down no matter how many heavy shots he took. As for Nassourdine he was willing to dish it all out. This all-out war puts it at #2 on our power rankings.
- Dusko Todorovic vs Dequan Townsend
Coming up third in our fight of the month is the rise of undefeated Dusko Todorovic vs Dequan Townsend. Dusko came in this fight looking sharp as ever. His striking was crisp, defense kept him clean, and his wrestling was dominant. When he put all of those together in this fight he put away someone who got TKO’d once before tonight in 33 career fights. Dusko’s dominance puts his fight with Townsend at #3
- Germaine de Randamie vs Juilianna Pena
This fight should’ve been the main event of the card. #1 Ranked Germaine De Randamie took on #4 Ranked Julianna Pena. It was a clash of styles and given the domination that GDR took from Nunes on the ground, it seemed if Pena took her down it was over. GDR was able to keep the fight on the feet in the first, while Pena was able to implement her game plan early in the second. That was when GDR turned things around. She reversed position and locked in a von flue choke that almost won her the fight, but the round ended. And again late in the third, she goes for a submission. This time she pulls a guillotine and is able to put Pena to sleep in a fight that could’ve gone either way. This was the first submission win for “The Iron Lady” and earns her a spot at #4
- Casey Kenney vs Heili Alateng
Casey Kenney earns himself the last spot on our power rankings with the clinic he put on against Heili Alateng. His kicks to the body left Heili with a big red patch on the side of his body and he was throwing bombs at him, busting up his face in the process. With such a masterful performance by Kenney, not only did he earn a fight in a few weeks on UFC 254, he earns himself the last spot on our power rankings.
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