October is a month renowned as a time of change. It sees trees stripped bare, leaves turn from green to red and gold and temperatures shift from balmy to chilly (or for some, the other way around).
But it doesn't end there, of course. The change wrought by October penetrates all aspects of life, the MMA universe not excepting.
The sport saw many of its competitors reach new zeniths, while others burned out. Some scored big wins; others suffered terrible defeats. Some made names for themselves; others struggled to keep their's relevant.
Here, we'll look back at the month of October and take stock of 20 mixed martial artists who had a meaningful month, for better or worse.
We'll examine how the performance of each listed fighter impacted the trajectory of their respective careers, ultimately determining who advanced, who held steady and who regressed