Dillashaw (8-1) has looked brilliant since falling to John Dodson in their TUF 14 final with a 4-0 mark and finishes in his last three tilts. Assuncao has been equally impressive in four straight victories of his own, improving his overall record to 20-4 in the process. The winner of their meeting may not earn a title-shot as a result, but he will certainly be in position to do so with an instance of subsequent success. Throw in the fact both are exceptional grapplers with some stand-up to boot, and you’ve got a fight worth watching.
There are plenty of marquee UFC match-ups understandably stealing the spotlight when looking ahead to October. However, digging deeper also reveals a fair share of scraps with the potential to be pure gold without the same hype as a headliner. Included in the bunch are battles between up-and-coming challengers and a few with the potential to launch the winner into contention for a championship come 2014. Check out six sleepers plucked from UFC Fight Night 29, UFC 166, and UFC Fight Night 30… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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