There has been a slew of fights around the world over the past couple of months. From China to Poland to Australia to the United States and everywhere in between, there have been some quality contests. With that in mind, MMAOddsbreaker.com is awarding four fighters for their entertaining bouts this fall.
MMAOddsbreaker.com’s Fight of the Month for October 2017 goes to UFC welterweights Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Max Griffin.
In front of his home country fans, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos survived being knocked down twice in this bout to win the first and the third rounds to win a decision over Max Griffin. Both fighters engaged in a three-round back-and-forth contest. Dos Santos had Griffin badly hurt towards the end of round one, wobbling Griffin and nearly forcing the referee to stop the bout. Griffin was saved by the bell in the opening round. In the second round, Griffin caught dos Santos dropping him to the mat, but the Brazilian did well to recover despite losing the round. With the fight scored a round a piece, the Brazilian got the best of Griffin in round three outlanding the American 28 to 12 in the final stanza to win a physical, tough decision. It was an entertaining bout between a Brazilian who has quickly become a fighter that can be guaranteed to put on an exciting fight and an American looking to make a name for himself. It was the right ingredients for a fight of the month caliber bout.
MMAOddsbreaker.com would also like to congratulate Michael Bisping and Georges St. Pierre for their fight of the month performance in November 2017.
In the long anticipated return of Georges St. Pierre from a four year layoff he took on middleweight champion Michael Bisping in a super fight at Madison Square Garden. Despite being undersized and moving up a weight class, St. Pierre was confident he would win and become the middleweight champion. In round one, he had success securing a takedown and getting the better of the striking. In round two, Bisping had his share of success cutting open St. Pierre. In a back and forth contest, it was St. Pierre who took control in round three flooring Bisping and then following up with ground and pound. Bisping was dazed, but appeared to be recovering when St. Pierre took his back and was able to finish Bisping to become one of the few fighters in the promotion’s history to ever win championships in two different weight classes. It was a high stakes main event that entertained and provided a decisive outcome giving fans, both at home and at the arena, their money worth.