November 2023 featured another phenomenal month of MMA, and MMA Junkie has compiled a list of the month’s best knockouts. Here are the five nominees, ranked in chronological order, along with the winner of the prestigious MMA Junkie Knockout of the Month award for November.
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Nominee: Elves Brener def. Kaynan Kruschewsky at UFC Fight Night 231
Elves Brener (16-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) sustained his remarkable start in the octagon with a violent finish of newcomer Kaynan Kruschewsky (15-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC).
Despite initial challenges, Brener turned the tide by delivering a huge overhand that left Kruschewsky face-planting into the mat for the decisive knockout in the opening round.
Nominee: Benoit Saint-Denis def. Matt Frevola at UFC 295
Benoit Saint-Denis (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) continued his dominant surge in the lightweight division with a brutal knockout of Matt Frevola (11-4-1 MMA, 5-4-1 UFC) via a perfect left head kick just 91 seconds into the fight.
Nominee: Tom Aspinall def. Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 295
Tom Aspinall (14-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) secured the interim heavyweight title with a 69-second knockout of Sergei Pavlovich (17-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC), showcasing a signature display of his fighting potential.
Nominee: Jason Jackson def. Yaroslav Amosov at Bellator 301
Jason Jackson (17-4 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) pulled off a sensational upset against unbeaten Yaroslav Amosuv with a hard right hand, propelling Jackson to a new welterweight championship.
Nominee: Aboubakar Younousov def. Moustapha Aida at ARES 17
Aboubakar Younousov (4-0) claimed the young MMA career’s first knockout victory with a spectacular spinning back elbow that swiftly ended Moustapha Aida’s chances in the bantamweight title fight.
The winner: Tom Aspinall
Aspinall clinched the interim title with a blistering 69-second knockout of Pavlovich, cementing his status as the UFC heavyweight division’s premier knockout artist. Aspinall’s victory was particularly impressive given the short notice under which he accepted the fight after the original title match cancellation.
Aspinall’s feat serves as a reminder to embrace opportunities despite uncertainties, and his remarkable win was not only a victory for himself but also for those who believe in taking risks.
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