UFC Fight of the Month Power Rankings: October

Other Oct 17, 2020

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.  

With another week of fight in the books for the UFC, how do these fights stack
up against last weeks?

Let's take a look.  


(1)  Joaquin Buckley vs. Impa Kasanganay

What else can be said about this fight?  With Buckley delivering the potential best KO of all time, he cemented himself into every knockout highlight reel.  This fight was much more than the knockout.  Impa was showing good durability early in the fight and Joaquim was delivering good heavy shots early and often.  With such amazing exclamation point of the fight, this one is the new king of the month in our Power Rankings.

(2)  Cory Sandhagen vs. Marlon Moraes

On any other night, this might’ve been KO of the night.  A spin kick KO with such a masterful performance for the first-round places Cory Sandhagen on 2nd in our Power Rankings.  Cory showed his skills off in this fight showing his striking ability early in this fight.  His movement and striking at range displayed Sandhagen’s ability to be a well-rounded fighter.

(3)  Luigi Vendramini vs. Jessin Ayari

With strong contenders coming from last week’s fights.  This fight gets bumped down.  Still, the first fight of the month was a very exciting one and finishing with a bang always propels you upward in the Power rankings.  This fight still holds ground in this weeks Power Rankings.

(4)  Nassourdine Imavov vs. Jordan Williams

Two weeks in, we still have yet to see a fight where as much damage was delivered as in this one.  This fight still is the war of the month with both guys throwing heavy for a good portion of two rounds.  Even with low blows and headbutts, these two warriors kept fighting, and that performance holds their place in this months Power Rankings at 4.

(5)  Dusko Todorovic vs. Dequan Townsend

Holding the last spot of the power rankings is the fight between two heavy hitters. Townsend showed more durability than almost anyone to date this month and Dusko was willing to deliver the damage. Dusko showed himself as a threat in the division in the upcoming future.  The undefeated Todorovic holds on to the last spot on the power rankings this week.

Just Missed:  Germaine De Randamie vs Julianna Pena and Chris Daukaus vs Rodrigo Nascimento.

-- by Three-Piece Combo


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