Safe to say, the UFC knows just the right recipe to keep fans hooked with their organizations. With numerous MMA stars in their roster, UFC is known to stage a weekly event containing superstars in action. With only 3 months left in 2021, it seems like the biggest MMA and Combat Sport organisation has the best of the action until the very last. With four-fight cars set, UFC will also comprise one pay-per-view event in the month of October.
Having said that, with just a quarter remaining for 2021 to end, let us look upon the exciting fights to look forwards to in the octagon in October.
Top UFC Fights To Watch in October 2021
Holly Holm vs Norma Dumont: UFC Fight Night – October 16
Women’s Bantamweight Champion, Holly Holm is all set to make her return in the octagon on October 16 to defend her title against the fierce Norma Dumont. The latter stands at a 6-1 tally in 7 of her fights at the pro level. A win over Holms could see her fetch a title shot against the G.O.A.T of Women’s MMA Amanda Nunes. However talking about the betting odds, Holly Holm has surely opened as the clear-cut favourite.
Both these fighters are known to have illustrious powers in their hands. In addition, their ability on the floor and against the cage can cause their opponent to lose composure soon. Will we see an upset on October 16? Remains to be seen.
Paulo Costa vs Marvin Vettori: UFC Fight Night – October 23
Both these fighters made the most buzz when they were slated against Israel Adesanya, yet both failed to snatch his belt. However, Costa vs Vettori remains to be one of the most interesting fights to be held in October. With Costa being the favourite, Marvin Vettori surely has the potential to register an upset via a finish.
While Costa is a powerful striker, Vettori has an abundance of talent as a wrestler. While ‘the Eraser’ steps for the first time since losing to Adesanya, ‘the Italian Dream’ also last fought against the Middleweight Champion. Which fighter will stand superior? It is highly tough to call out a winner from this under-appreciated bought.
Alex Caceres vs Seung Woo Choi: UFC Fight Night – October 23
Should the former win this, he will be on the longest winning streak of his professional career. On the other hand, his opponent South Korea’s Seung Woo Choi is only coming into this fight on the backs of 3 consecutive wins. With two winning streaks on the line, this featherweight fight will surely impose one of these two fighters to challenge for the title after this win.
Both these fighters have elite punching talent and possess a lot of power behind their striking ability. The only question that remains is which fighter will stand tall after three rounds?
Jan Blachowicz vs Glover Teixeira: UFC 267 – October 30
If anyone had doubts, Jan Blachowicz justified why he stands as one of the best fighters in the light heavyweight fighters after he defeated Israel Adesanya in some fashion. Heading into this title fight, he is favoured to defend his title against Glover Teixeira. However, the latter fighter enters this title bout on the backs of a five-match winning streak, but will he be able to protect it against the fierce champion? No one can certify the claim.
Li Jingliang vs Khamzat Chimaev: UFC 267 – October 30
To keep it simplified, both these fighters know one way to win games, by ATTACKING! With extreme power and aggression on display, Chimaev and Jingliang will not hold down against one another as their raw form is truly frightening. The Chenchen born has made his way quickest in the middleweight division than any other fighter in the modern era, courtesy to three wins over John Phillips, Rhys McKee and Gerald Meerschaert made him arguably the UFC’s hottest fighter.
However, given Li Jingliang’s ability to cause major blowouts with his striking, he can surely cause an upset at UFC 267.