September & October Bouts: 4 fights fans should be looking forward to

From the desk of Ojo Olayiwola’s of gooner news and flaming hairdryer, brought to you these are four fights that MMA fans should look forward to as September and October are on the horizon.

The MMA has given fans a kindness when they routinely make bouts weeks if not months in advance to allow the sports enthusiasts to set specific dates aside. That’s one of the pure joys that the sports fans are used to, the constant hyping of the future bouts. However, in with the good news comes bad one, as fans would have to wait three months for the coolest fights to happen.

Beyond having to wait months for the coolest fights to happen, there’s also the issue of maybe missing announcements. When a fan is not following a specific fighter or a specific promotion, they may not always hear about all the great fights going on across the board. The Covid-19 outbreak has seen the likes of KSW, One Championship, and Rizin aren’t announcing fights that far ahead at the moment. So, while we would be talking about the best fights you should be paying attention to across the world, only the UFC and Bellator are booking past the month. Even the Bellator’s not even doing full cards at the moment, just headlining bouts. The MMA, on the other hand, has been weird. But we still found three fights that one should be paying attention to that didn’t involve Justin Gaethje taking on Khabib Nurmagomedov.

That being said, check out four bouts you should keep your eyes on this fall:

Paulo Costa vs. Israel Adesanya – Sept. 26, 2020

Paulo Costa vs. Israel Adesanya has been scheduled for September 2020 and will think this should first on your reminders. Israel Adesanya, the Nigerian-born New Zealand professional mixed martial artist has put himself in a pickle at UFC 253. Israel Adesanya had the most disappointing fight of 2020 when he and Yoel Romero spent five rounds testing new stances against each other and failing to engage. Now, the 31-year-old, who has an undefeated record of 19 wins and no losses, has to deal with a man that soundly defeated his former opponent in what Costa’s only non-stoppage victory of his career. Both men head in the ring boasting of undefeated records and both men like getting the KO/TKO win. Yet, it’s Adesanya will feel will need to prove he’s actually a top guy and has a point to prove in this bout. His fight against Romero had a lot of people doubting his toughness and willingness to throw with heavier guys. How’s he’s planned to perform here remains to be seen and fans get on online gambling to get some interesting odds on who will come out on top in the bout.

Chan Sung Jung vs. Brian Ortega – Oct. 17, 2020

The two fighters here are going to square things off in October, and this bout could be brutal. Brian Ortega slapped Chan Sung Jaung (aka the Korean Zombie) translator in the face in March 2020, which action prompted a police investigation into Ortega’s act. There’s genuine bad blood between these two and even if one removes that angle, the two fighters are still top guns in the UFC featherweight division. Whether it’s two top guys tussling or two guys with bad blood brawling, UFC fans are in for a great fight.

Juan Archuleta vs. Patrick Mix – Sept. 12, 2020

Kyoji Horiguchi tore knee has seen the Bellator bantamweight vacant for grab once again. The duel champ of both Rizin and Bellator’s bantamweight divisions saw Kai Asakura win the Rizin version of the event, and now two of the top bantamweights in Bellator, Juan Archuleta, and Patrick Mix will be fighting each other for the vacant Bellator bantamweight title. The majority of bantamweight enthusiasts have been cashing heavily with the cinemacasino online casino with Archuleta who has lost once in his last 20 fights, to Patricio Freire. Mix, on the other hand, is not quite all that bad. The 25-year-old USA fighter remains undefeated in his 13 fights, all but three were stoppages. Both fighters are two of the best, and they will have a lot to prove on who truly is the best in the bantamweight division.

Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida – Sept. 11, 2020

Phil Davis does not get the respect he deserves. Since joining Bellator, he’s won the one-night Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix, beat Liam McGeary to win the Bellator light heavyweight championship, and has wins over Mummahmed Lawal, Leonardo Leite, Linton Vassell, and rising prospect Karl Albrektsson. The only two fights he’s lost were to Ryan Bader, where he lost his championship and Vadim Nemkov, who at press time is set to challenge Bader for said title. Davis will square off in a fight that has title shot implications as he rematches Lyoto Machida at Bellator 245. Davis won the first fight when both men were in the UFC and whoever wins this fight would more than likely be next in line for the light heavyweight title. That or they’ll match up against the debuting Corey Anderson in a fight to determine the No. 1 contender. Either way, this firefight will have major implications on the future of the light heavyweight division.