10 Unmissable UFC Fights To Watch In October

Not sure what MMA fights to watch? Don't worry, we've got you covered with a preview of the action.

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The month of October started with a bang as newly-minted UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, brutally knocked out former title-holder Robert Whittaker with a crushing left hook. However, if you thought that the violence for this month ended after that, then you'd be very, very wrong.

In fact, this month looks like it's going to be an incredible time for combat sports, as some of the finest competitors step into the Octagon in hope of increasing their standing and getting closer to that ever elusive title shot.

Former UFC strawweight champion, Joanna Jędrzejczyk, takes on Michelle Waterson in a battle that could decide who takes on Weili Zhang next, Ben Askren and Demian Maia will compete to see who the most dominant grappler in the UFC's welterweight division is, plus there's a spectacular light-heavyweight bout between Chris Weidman and Dominick Reyes which is sure to be filled with fireworks.

We've only scratched the surface with some of these exciting match-ups and there's more for us to preview for you. So get yourself comfortable and ready, because there's plenty of MMA action coming your way.

10. Molly McCann Vs. Diana Belbita

Despite losing her UFC debut to Gillian Robertson last year, Molly McCann has looked absolutely fantastic in her last two appearances. The Liverpudlian joined the promotion primarily as a striker, but has shown tremendous growth since then. Not only is she battering opponents on the feet, she's also taking them down and being offensive while on the ground.

It's wonderful to see her progression as a mixed martial artist, but with progression comes tougher challenges and she has one in Diana Belbita. Belbita is very much an all-action fighter, with eight finishes in 11 wins in her career.

She's more interested in keeping the fight standing, which will suit McCann too. However, she's not a complete novice on the ground, so McCann will have to stay focused throughout the fight.

With both women having extremely aggressive and exciting styles, this fight really has the potential to steal the show on a card filled with brilliant bouts.


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