Anthony Pettis follows up after his brutal superman punch finish at UFC Fight Night 148 against Stephen Thompson

Another month of mixed martial arts has wrapped up so it’s time to take a look at all the carnage from March.

The Body Lock has compiled five of the best knockouts in chronological order. You can vote below to crown the “Knockout of the Month.”

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Best knockouts of March 2019

Johnny Walker def. Misha Cirkunov at UFC 235

The UFC’s newest sensation Johnny Walker earned his third straight first-round KO in as many UFC bouts. The Brazilian light heavyweight caught Misha Cirkunov moving forward landing a perfectly timed knee sending his opponent to the ground. The legend of Johnny Walker currently stands at three UFC fights, three round one KOs, three Performance of the Night awards, and one bizarre celebration injury.

Pedro Munhoz def. Cody Garbrandt at UFC 235

Cody Garbrandt was once a 25-year-old undefeated UFC champion who had beaten one of the greatest bantamweights ever. Since then, he has lost three consecutive fights.

Pedro Munhoz showed once again that if you can survive Garbrandt’s right hook, he can’t survive yours. Munhoz slugged it out with Garbrandt, dropping him with a right hook at the end of the first round.

Anthony Pettis def. Stephen Thompson at UFC Nashville

Who has more creativity in the Octagon than Anthony Pettis? The former UFC lightweight champion made his welterweight debut in stunning fashion defeating the #3 ranked welterweight, Stephen Thompson.

For two rounds, Thompson controlled the fight, picking apart Pettis at will. At the end of the second round with Thompson pressuring him, “Showtime” used his backward momentum to launch himself from the cage throwing a superman punch and delivering Thompson his first-ever KO.

Josh Emmett def. Michael Johnson at UFC on ESPN 2

On a night full of decision fights, Josh Emmett vs. Michael Johnson looked to be another unremarkable fight. Then in the last minute of the fight, Emmett threw a home run of a right overhand that dropped Johnson cold. No follow up was needed as Emmett put the entire featherweight division on notice about his amazing punching power.

Justin Gaethje def. Edson Barboza at UFC on ESPN 2

Barboza vs. Gaethje was billed as the most brutal fight of the year — two of the best leg kickers in the game slugging it out with constant pressure for 25 minutes. Justin Gaethje had other plans though.

After a couple of strong legs kicks from Barboza, Gaethje pressured Barboza towards the fence, as Barboza tried to circle around Gaethje caught him with a devastating right hook ending the fight only 2:30 into the first round.

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