Lyoto Machida is finally coming back for his first fight since 2015 and he is facing off against Derek Brunson. If Brunson can stop this Karate master, it will be the biggest win of his career so far. They will meet in Sao Paulo on October 28th.
Added to the UFC Norfolk card this week is Court McGee vs. Sean Strickland. Both are notable standup fighters and that card takes place on November 11.
The Fight Night Sydney card just gained a flyweight matchup. Bec Rawlings and Joanne Calderwood will be moving to the 125 lb division starting this card. It will be Rawlings' debut at this weight and Calderwood's second time with the only other being her first MMA match ever.
Felice Herrig will be looking to increase her streak to four against Cortney Casey at UFC 218 in December. This is the first fight announced for this card. Since Francis Ngannou lost his opponent for UFC 215 last week, he took to social media to call out the champ for a December meeting. In my opinion, Francis may be the only guy who can beat Stipe so if that materializes it will definitely be one to watch.
Not much news has come out for the week because so much time and effort spent on promoting Mayweather vs. McGregor tomorrow. I have seen multiple articles say that no matter the outcome it could still draw more fans and sponsors to the world of MMA, but here at MattandMike we are more looking forward to whenever he actually decides to come back and defend a damn belt. For those that no longer consider him a champion, Tony Ferguson will be defending the "Interim" title against Kevin Lee at UFC 216.