October 2020 Sporting Events Calendar


October is a good month for sports as the last few have been. This month will start to settle down as the NHL Champion has been crowned already and we will see the NBA and MLB both crown their 2020 Champions this month. There will be baseball basically every day until there is a champion as MLB is having their series at neutral sites with no days off.

Football will definitely pick up the slack left by those other sports as the NFL and College Football will both be in full swing. The Big Ten Conference returns to play this month and there are some huge SEC match-ups this month as well.

MMA has a big month as well with some huge UFC and Bellator events. UFC will return to Fight Island with Holm vs. Aldana on October 3rd and Ortega vs. Korean Zombie on October 17th. Bellator will have Cyborg vs. Blencowe on October 16th. There are also some huge boxing matches this month with events every week.

Horse racing makes a surprising appearance this month as well with the 2020 Preakness Stakes taking place on October 3. Other big events this month include the French Open in tennis, the G1 Climax Finals in New Japan Pro Wrestling, NASCAR Playoffs, F1, and much more.

The complete sports schedule for October 2020 is below.


Baseball is going to be very busy this month with the MLB Playoffs. All series will have no days off so this is going to be a ton of playoff baseball in a short amount of time.

October 5: ALDS begins
October 6: NLDS begins
October 11: ALCS begins
October 12: NLCS begins
October 20: World Series begins


The first part of the month will see an NBA Champion crowned. The Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers series will end on October 13th at the absolute latest.


October has a big boxing match every week.

October 3: Jose Zepedda vs. Ivan Baranchyk
October 3: Lee Selby vs. George Kambosos Jr.
October 4: Joshua Buatsi vs. Marko Calic
October 9: Emanuel Navarrete vs. Ruben Villa
October 10: Sergey Lipinets vs. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov
October 17: Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez
October 17: Miguel Vazquez vs. Lewis Ritson
October 18: Jay Harris vs. Marcel Braithwaite
October 23: Artur Beterbiev vs. Adam Deines
October 24: Leo Santa Cruz vs. Gervonta Davis
October 24: Christopher Diaz vs. Carlos Castro
October 31: Dereck Chisora vs. Oleksandr Usyk
October 31: Naoya Inoue vs. Jason Moloney


October 3-25: Giro d’Italia
October 20-November 8: Vuelta a Espana


October 6-12: 2020 World Grand Prix
October 28-November 1: 2020 European Championship


The college football season is in full swing with some huge match-ups in the SEC. We also have four full weeks of the NFL highlighted by big time games like Packers vs. Buccaneers, Steelers vs. Ravens, and Patriots vs. Chiefs.


October 4: Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers
October 4: New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs
October 5: Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers
October 11: Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks
October 12: Los Angeles Chargers at New Orleans Saints
October 18: Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
October 18: Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers
October 22: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
October 25: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens
October 25: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Diamondbacks
October 25: Green Bay Packers at Houston Texans

College Football:

October 3: South Carolina at Florida
October 3: Texas A&M at Alabama
October 3: Auburn at Georgia
October 10: Florida at Texas A&M
October 10: Tennessee at Georgia
October 10: Texas vs. Oklahoma (in Dallas, TX)
October 10: Miami (FL) at Clemson
October 17: LSU at Florida
October 17: Georgia at Alabama
October 24: Alabama at Tennessee
October 24: Illinois at Wisconsin
October 24: Notre Dame at Pitt
October 31: LSU at Auburn
October 31: Texas at Oklahoma State
October 31: Ohio State at Penn State
October 31: Memphis at Cincinnati


Plenty of golf events this month with the start of the 2020-2021 PGA season underway.


October 1-4: Sanderson Farms Championship
October 8-11: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
October 15-18: The CJ Cup
October 22-25: ZOZO Championship
October 29-November 1: World Golf Championships – HSBC Champions


October 1-4: Meijer LPGA Classic
October 8-11: KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
October 15-18: Buick LPGA Shanghai
October 22-25: LPGA Drive On Championship
October 22-25: BMW Ladies Championship
October 29-November 1: Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship

European Tour:

October 1-4: Aberdeen Standard Investmenets Scottish Open
October 8-11: BMW PGA Championship
October 15-18: Scottish Championship
October 22-25: Italian Open
October 29-November 1: Cyprus Open

Champions Tour:

October 9-11: SAS Championship
October 16-18: Dominion Energy Charity Classic
October 30-November 1: TimberTech Championship

Horse Racing:

October 3: Preakness Stakes
October 17: British Champions Day

Mixed Martial Arts:

UFC is very busy this month with three fight island events and a big pay-per-view with Khabib vs. Gaethje. There will also be five Bellator events this month.

October 1: Bellator 247: Jackson vs. Kielholtz
October 3: Bellator Europe 9
October 3: UFC Fight Island 4: Holm vs. Aldana
October 10: Bellator Paris
October 10: UFC Fight Island 5: Moraes vs. Sandhagen
October 16: Bellator 249: Cyborg vs. Blencowe
October 17: UFC Fight Island 6: Ortega vs. Korean Zombie
October 24: UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje
October 29: Bellator 250: Lima vs. Mousasi

Motor Sports:

Formula 1:

F1’s world tour takes them from Germany to Portugal to Italy.

October 9-11: Eifel Grand Prix
October 23-25: Portuguese Grand Prix
October 31-November 1: Emilia Romagna Grand Prix


NASCAR’s playoffs roll on as we get down to the round of eight. There are four races this month.

October 4: YellaWood 500
October 11: Bank of America ROVAL 400
October 18: Hollywood Casino 400 (Playoffs Rounds of 8)
October 25: Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 (Playoffs Rounds of 8)


October 16: European Challenge Cup final
October 17: European Champions Cup final


Plenty of great football action this month with a full slate of Premier League matches as well as the UEFA Champions League group stage draw.

October 10-11: UEFA Nations League Matchday 3
October 13-14: UEFA Nations League Matchday 4

October 20-21: UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw Matchday 1
October 27-28: UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw Matchday 2

Premier League:

October 3: Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace
October 3: Newcastle United vs. Burnley
October 3: Everton vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
October 3: Leeds United vs. Manchester City
October 4: Leicester City vs. West Ham United
October 4: Southampton vs. West Bromwich Albion
October 4: Arsenal vs. Sheffield United
October 4: Wolves vs. Fulham
October 4: Manchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
October 4: Aston Villa vs. Liverpool
October 17: Chelsea vs. Southampton
October 17: Everton vs. Liverpool
October 17: Leeds United vs. Wolves
October 17: Leicester City vs. Aston Villa
October 17: Manchester City vs. Arsenal
October 17: Newcastle United vs. Manchester United
October 17: Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United
October 17: Crystal Palace vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
October 17: Sheffield United vs. Fulham
October 17: West Bromwich Albion vs. Burnley
October 24: Arsenal vs. Leicester City
October 24: Aston Villa vs. Leeds United
October 24: Liverpool vs. Sheffield United
October 24: Manchester United vs. Chelsea
October 24: Southampton vs. Everton
October 24: West Ham United vs. Manchester City
October 24: Fulham vs. Crystal Palace
October 24: Wolves vs. Newcastle United
October 24: Burnley vs. Tottenham Hotspur
October 24: Brighton & Hove Albion vs. West Bromwich Albion
October 31: Leeds United vs. Leicester City
October 31: Manchester United vs. Arsenal
October 31: Aston Villa vs. Southampton
October 31: Liverpool vs. West Ham United
October 31: Newcastle United vs. Everton
October 31: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
October 31: Sheffield United vs. Manchester City
October 31: Fulham vs. West Bromwich Albion
October 31: Wolves vs. Crystal Palace
October 24: Burnley vs. Chelsea


The final tennis major of the major is underway and will finish up on the 11th.

September 21-October 11: French Open


A ton of big wrestling events this month. The highlight has to be the NJPW G1 Finals on October 18th. WWE has two big events including Hell in a Cell.

October 4: NXT TakeOver 31
October 14: AEW Anniversary Show
October 18: NJPW G1 Climax 30 Finals
October 24 Impact Bound for Glory
October 25: WWE Hell in a Cell

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