With one other action-packed month of MMA within the books, MMA Junkie appears at the most effective knockouts from July 2020: Listed below are the 5 nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s “Knockout of the Month” award for July.

On the backside of the put up, tell us if we bought it proper by voting to your alternative.

* * * *

The Nominees

Davey Grant def. Martin Day at UFC 251

Davey Grant’s (11-Four MMA, 3-Three UFC) second combat in 25 months resulted in spectacular model when he knocked out Martin Day (8-Four MMA, 0-2 UFC) in devastating vogue.

Grant bought the primary stoppage of his UFC profession over Day within the bantamweight bout. After a back-and-forth 13 minutes of preventing, Day discovered the shot he wanted when he landed the right left hand to the chin of Day that instantly resulted in a knockout. To make all of it extra spectacular, Grant claimed post-fight he suffered a damaged jaw within the opening body.

Jiri Prochazka def. Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 251

Former Rizin FF mild heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka (27-3-1 MMA, 1-Zero UFC) made waves in his octagon debut when he scored a highlight-reel end of a former UFC title problem in Volkan Oezdemir (17-5 MMA, 5-Four UFC).

Prochazka placed on an unorthodox show of motion and offensive/defensive techniques to puzzle Oezdemir as he items him up. The ending sequence noticed Prochazka land a vicious head kick then a proper hook that ended Oezdemir’s evening in a extra violent vogue than anybody who’d overwhelmed him beforehand.

Lerone Murphy def. Ricardo Ramos at UFC on ESPN 13

Lerone Murphy (9-0-1 MMA, 1-0-1 UFC) scored the largest victory of his profession with a first-round end of the much-heralded Ricardo Ramos (14-Three MMA, 5-2 UFC) of their featherweight matchup.

It took lower than one spherical for Murphy to earn a TKO stoppage. After an evenly contested begin, Murphy ducked a Ramos try at a spinning again elbow and turned it right into a takedown. And whereas Ramos’ floor recreation is his power, Murphy wasn’t fazed as he fed the Brazilian nasty floor strikes till the combat was waved off.

Roman Dolidze def. Khadis Ibragimov at UFC on ESPN+ 30

Khadis Ibragimov (8-Three MMA, 0-Three UFC) ducked what certain appeared like an incoming head kick from Roman Dolidze (7-Zero MMA, 1-Zero UFC) within the first spherical of their mild heavyweight combat.

Dolidze, nonetheless, had different plans. The unbeaten prospect turned what appeared like a head kick right into a knee on the drop of a dime. Ibragimov, for his half, put his face proper within the path of the knee, and that ended the combat just about on the spot for the primary spherical end.

Tanner Boser def. Raphael Pessoa at UFC on ESPN 14

Tanner Boser (19-6-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) being considerably outsized by Raphael Pessoa (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) of their heavyweight bout turned out to be a bonus for the Canadian, as a result of his opponent merely couldn’t monitor him down.

Boser picked up his second UFC win in a 28-day stretch when he stopped Pessoa with strikes within the second spherical. After utilizing numerous motion and darting out and in of his opponent’s vary, Boser got here in a with a left hand that caught Pessoa within the eye. He instantly coated up and retreated, giving Boser win.

* * * *

The Winner: Jiri Prochazka

It had been some time since we’ve seen a championship-caliber fighter in one other promotion cross over to the UFC and make a giant splash in his debut.

However then, it’s been some time since a competitor like Prochazka has come down the pike, too. The previous Rizin mild heavyweight champion out of the Czech Republic hammed it up just a little then scored a vicious knockout of former UFC title challenger Oezdemir.

A head kick, adopted quickly after by a brutal proper hook that related on the jaw, ended issues 49 seconds into the second spherical.

“I wish to take a title – that’s my mission,” Prochazka stated after the combat. “That’s my mission right here.”

The opening spherical was as unorthodox because it was entertaining. Again and again, Prochazka dropped his palms, put his chin ahead, and dared Oezdemir to tag him. Oezdemir obliged, tagging his foe with authority on a number of events. However Prochazka gave the pictures nearly as good as he bought them, and every time the mud settled, Prochazka instantly resumed his thoughts video games.

He was all enterprise within the second spherical, although. A depraved left-footed head kick wobbled Oezdemir. Prochazka thought of going for a working knee, then as a substitute opted for a jab, adopted by the pinpoint proper hook that knocked Oezdemir chilly.