With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie takes a look at the very best knockouts from October 2023: Here are the 5 candidates, noted in sequential order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s Knockout of the Month award for October.
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Candidate: Bobby Green def. Grant Dawson at UFC Fight Night 229
Bobby Green (31-15-1 MMA, 12-9-1 UFC) managed an enormous upset when he knocked out Grant Dawson (20-2-1 MMA, 8-1-1 UFC) in the preliminary of their light-weight centerpiece.
Green came out positive from the start of the headliner, holding his hands low. He determined up Dawson and clipped him with a left hand that dropped him. “King” swarmed, and required the referee to action in simply 33 seconds into the contest.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) October 8, 2023
Candidate: Marquel Mederos def. Issa Isakov at DWCS 66
Knockouts by knee were the trending outcome at the season ending of Dana White’s Contender Series, and Marquel Mederos (8-1) provided among the very best versus Issa Isakov (10-3).
In the opening round of the light-weight bout, Mederos pushed forward and timed a squashing knee to the jawIsakov was right away stiffened and timbered to the canvas, leading to a UFC agreement for Mederos.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) October 11, 2023
Candidate: Terrance McKinney def. Brendon Marotte at UFC Fight Night 230
Terrance McKinney (15-6 MMA, 5-3 UFC) was the most significant wagering preferred in his profession, and he revealed it was for excellent factor as he torched through an overmatched Brendon Marotte (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC).
McKinney required simply 20 seconds to secure advertising newbie Marotte. Marotte took the battle on brief notification for a possibility to get his foot in the door in the UFC, and McKinney made him pay. McKinney stepped forward right now and tossed a leaping knee that landed and knocked Marotte to the canvas within a couple of seconds. McKinney caught him and drizzled down punches till the battle was stopped.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) October 14, 2023
Candidate: Mike Breeden def. Anshul Jubli at UFC 294
Mike Breeden (11-6 MMA, 1-3 UFC) had the canine in him en path to protecting his very first UFC win following 3 straight losses to start his period with the promo.
Breeden endured an early storm then let loose an attack on Anshul Jubli (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) to score the knockout in the 3rd round of their light-weight bout. Breeden took in a great deal of penalty from Jubli early, however handled to turn the tide in the latter part of the battle.
MIKE BREEDEN WITH THE FIRST KO OF #UFC 294
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) October 21, 2023
The winner: Islam Makhachev def. Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 294
Islam Makhachev‘s 2nd win over Alexander Volkanovski was much more conclusive than the.
In the UFC 294 centerpiece, Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) ended up Volkanovski (26-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) with a head kick and punches at 3:06 of Round 1.
A left high kick was the game-changer. It was a tool Makhachev utilized regularly in their very first conference, a battle he won by consentaneous choice at UFC 284 in February.
This Head shot from Islam Makhachev is insane pic.twitter.com/A1mldLf9Fa
— Mr.Meme Junkie (@MrMemeJunkie) October 21, 2023
Volkanovski tumbled to the mat, along the cage. Makhachev rapidly got on leading and landed brief hammerfists as blood dripped down Volkanovski’s face. That’s when referee Marc Goddard dove in.
With the win, Makhachev effectively protects his title for the 2nd time and extends his winning streak to 13. He was at first anticipated to eliminate Charles Oliveira, who withdrew due to a cut.