With one other action-packed month of MMA within the books, MMA Junkie appears at one of the best knockouts from Could 2024: Listed below are the 5 nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s Knockout of the Month award for Could.

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Nominee: Mauricio Ruffy def. Jamie Mullarkey at UFC 301

Mauricio Ruffy (10-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) introduced the violence when he brutally beat down veteran Jamie Mullarkey (17-8 MMA, 5-6 UFC) to make a press release to the light-weight division in his octagon debut.

A Ruffy proper hand stumbled Mullarkey earlier than a flying knee related. A second proper hand from Ruffy put Mullarkey down and follow-up punches rained down. Mullarkey rose to his toes, however Ruffy beat the brakes off him once more. The second time Mullarkey toppled to the canvas was sufficient for the referee to wave off the battle.

Nominee: Caio Borralho def. Paul Craig at UFC 301

If somebody can beat Caio Borralho (16-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) within the UFC, they’ve nonetheless but to be discovered after he maintained his excellent promotional report towards Paul Craig (17-8-1 MMA, 9-8-1 UFC of their middleweight bout.

The knockout blow was an enormous overhand left. Borralho charged ahead and Craig retreated. After an preliminary left related, Borralho missed on a proper hand after which related with the ultimate shot. Craig bounced off the fence, hit the canvas, and crashed over sideways.

Nominee: Esteban Ribovics def. Terrance McKinney at UFC on ESPN 56

In a battle of hard-hitting lightweights, Esteban Ribovics (13-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) landed first and landed greatest when he shuts Terrance McKinney (15-7 MMA, 5-4 UFC) off in a mere 37 seconds.

For as brief because it was, the battle was wild from the opening bell. Ribovics practically caught McKinney with a knee in a earlier alternate. The kick did the trick, nonetheless, as McKinney was despatched right into a seated place towards the fence, paying homage to Kevin Lee’s all-time knockout of Gregor Gillespie.

Nominee: Cedric Doumbe def. Jaleel Willis at Bellator Champions Collection: Paris

Cedric Doumbe (6-1) walked out to the cage with a vacuum and cleaned the ground to remind everybody that his first MMA defeat was a fluke. Then he went out and proved simply that in his catchweight contest with Jaleel Willis (16-6).

Doumbe made fast work of Willis. The end sequence got here when Doumbe instigated a livid alternate between the 2 males and landed a proper hook that dropped Willis, inflicting him to cowl up on the canvas. From there, Doumbe swarmed him with a flurry of punches that pressured referee the to cease the battle, sending the French followers at Accor Area right into a frenzy.

The winner

The winner: Carlos Ulberg def. Alonzo Menifield at UFC on ESPN 56

Carlos Ulberg punched his ticket into gentle heavyweight relevance with en emphatic efficiency towards Alonzo Menifield.

Ulberg (9-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) wanted simply 12 seconds to catch and badly rock an incoming Menifield (15-4-1 MMA, 8-4-1 UFC). It was a frantic scene, however a number of extra punches and the matchup was over earlier than many individuals realized it had started.

It was tied for the third-fastest end in 205-pound historical past, and the the efficiency from Ulberg prolonged his successful streak to 6 fights.

Simply days after the win, Ulberg was booked towards former champion Jamahal Hill within the UFC 303 co-main occasion on June 27.