6 Sensational Sleepers in October 2013

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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Fight Cards

Bellator 124: Newton vs. Beltran

Event Date: September 12, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com

UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2

Event Date: September 13, 2014
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 125: Marshall vs. Manhoef

Event Date: September 19, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson

Event Date: September 20, 2014
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 126: Shlemenko vs. Halsey

Event Date: September 26, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso

Event Date: September 27, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass