With one other action-packed month of MMA within the books, MMA Junkie seems at the most effective submissions from Could 2024: Listed here are the 5 nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s Submission of the Month award for Could.

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Nominee: Michel Pereira def. Ihor Potieria at UFC 301

Michel Pereira (31-11 MMA, 9-2 UFC) put away Ihor Pereira (21-6 MMA, 2-4 UFC) simply 54 seconds into their middleweight bout for his eighth win in a row contained in the octagon.

Pereira got here out and shortly dropped Potieria with a one-two mixture. At that second, in true Pereira style, he determined to backflip onto his shocked opponent. Potieria tried to shortly get again to his ft however left himself open for a standing guillotine choke that Pereira locked in tight, forcing the faucet simply earlier than Potieria fell to sleep.

Nominee: Mansour Barnaoui def. Yusuke Yachi at Bellator Champions Sequence: Paris

Mansour Barnaoui (21-6) thrilled the French crowd with a slick end of Yusuke Yachi (26-13) within the opening spherical of their light-weight bout.

On a two-fight dropping skid, Barnaoui bounced again when he wanted it most by locking in a D’Arce choke on Yachi that led to the faucet.

Nominee: Costello van Steenis def Gregory Babene at Bellator Champions Sequence: Paris

Add Costello van Steenis (15-3) to the record of fighters to efficiently pull off a Von Flue choke in a serious promotion, this time on the expense of Gregory Babane (23-12).

In a middleweight bout, van Steenis put Babene to sleep with the uncommon submission to punch his ticket to a shot at a Bellator title.

Nominee: Angela Hill def. Luana Pinheiro at UFC Combat Evening 241

Angela Hill (17-13 MMA, 12-13 UFC) lastly has a submission victory on her skilled report, however that wasn’t all towards Luana Pinheiro (11-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC).

Hill, a UFC strawweight veteran, put a pleasant feather in her cap at whereas additionally securing essentially the most wins within the division’s historical past by tapping Pinheiro with a mounted guillotine choke on the halfway level of the third spherical.

The winner: Anthony Smith def. Vito Petrino at UFC 301

Former UFC title challenger Anthony Smith (38-19 MMA, 13-9 UFC) proved he isn’t finished but when he took the undefeated report of Vitor Petrino (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) of their mild heavyweight bout.

After a sense out course of on the ft at distance, the 2 mild heavyweights engaged within the clinch. Smith grabbed a maintain of Petrino’s neck with a guillotine try. Petrino elevated Smith and so they crashed to the canvas. Smith’s grip appeared to deepen. Petrino strained earlier than the panic faucet got here.

Smith, 35, rebounds from a knockout loss to Khalil Rountree and strikes to 2-1 in his most up-to-date three bouts. Petrino, 26, loses for the primary time as an expert.