The first couple of weeks in October are action-packed on the MMA front, with this weekend alone seeing four different events vying for your attention!
Friday, October 5th: UFC On FX 5: Browne Vs Silva
This friday night the UFC brings their fifth FX show of the year to Minneapolis with Travis Browne and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva headlining.
Jake Ellenberger Vs Jay Heiron, Jussier da Silva Vs John Dodson and Josh Neer Vs Justin Edwards makes up the four-fight main card for this one.
Friday, October 5th: Bellator 75
The heavyweights take center-stage in Bellator’s next show as they look for a new champion after the retirement of Cole Konrad.
Former title contender Eric Prindle returns in the main event against Thiago Santos while Brett Rogers and former TUF fighter Mike Wessel are amongst the other notable names included in the tournament.
Saturday, October 6th: ONE FC 6
One FC returns this weekend, but a planned featherweight title fight won’t feature. However, two other titles are up for grabs with Zorobabel Moreira Vs Kotetsu Boku and Leandro Issa Vs Soo Chul Kim set to establish new lightweight and bantamweight champions respectively.
Meanwhile, notable fighters like Shinya Aoki, Melvin Manhoef and Jens Pulver are also expected to compete on the card.
Saturday, October 6th: Invicta FC 3
All-female promotion Invicta will crown it’s first champion at Invicta 3 when Sarah Penne faces Naho Sugiyama at 105lbs.
Shayna Baszler Vs Sarah D’Alelio is the co-main event for this one with a rematch between Kaitlin Young and Leslie Smith amongst the other attractions.
Friday, October 12th: Bellator 76
You’ll be hard-pushed to find a better Bellator fight this month than Eddie Alvarez Vs Patricky Freire which headlines their 76th show.
The show will also feature the quarter-finals of their latest featherweight tournament.
Saturday, October 13th: UFC 153: Silva Vs Bonnar
October’s biggest event takes place on October 13th when the UFC heads to Rio for UFC 153.
This card’s been ravaged by injuries, but they’ve brought in some big last-minute replacements with Anderson Silva Vs Stephan Bonnar now headlining, while Jon Fitch Vs Erick Silva and Demain Maia Vs Rick Story are well matched fights.
The likes of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Glover Teixeira are also on the main card ensuring this is still a strong event.
Friday, October 19th: Bellator 77
Dave Jansen Vs Magomed Saadulaev, two of the competitors in the next lightweight tournament are your headliners for Bellator 77 in an otherwise quiet week of MMA action.
Friday, October 26th: Bellator 78
Welterweight semi-finals are on the cards for Bellator 78 with Lyman Good paired up with Michail Tsarev while Marius Zaromskis gets Andrey Koreshkov.
Major MMA Events In October At A Glance:
- October 5th: UFC On FX 5: Browne Vs Silva
- October 5th: Bellator 75
- October 6th: ONE FC 6
- October 6th: Invicta FC 3
- October 12th: Bellator 76
- October 13th: UFC 153: Silva Vs Bonnar
- October 19th: Bellator 77
- October 26th: Bellator 78