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California wildfire forces evacuations of 60,000 in Orange County as gusty winds blast region

National forecast for Monday, October 26

Janice Dean has your FoxCast.

Tens of thousands of residents in Southern California were ordered to evacuate on Monday as a wildfire exploded while the region faced gusty Santa Ana Winds. 

The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) said that mandatory evacuations were issued in the Irvine area due to the Silverado Fire. The blaze started around 6:47 a.m in the area of Santiago Canyon Road and was reported to be around 10 acres, according to the city of Irvine.

"The fire started in Silverado Canyon, and helicopters and fixed wing aircraft are on the way," Irvine Mayor Christina Shea said in a news release. "The wind is making it move very quickly."

EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS CALIFORNIA, SOUTHWEST

In a matter of hours, the blaze exploded to at least 2,000 acres, Cal Fire said.

The Silverado Fire rapidly grew to 2,000 acres Monday in Orange County, Calif., driven by gusty winds.
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The OCFA said that approximately 60,000 people are evacuating the Irvine area, and that flames jumped the 241 Freeway.

The California Highway Patrol announced there are closures on area roadways due to the blaze.

SANTA ANA WINDS: WHAT ARE THEY?

The smoky fire in Orange County has quickly threatened neighborhoods in Irvine, a sprawling city of about 280,000 people.

“Structures are threatened,” OCFA said just before 9 a.m.

Mandatory evacuation orders are in place for residents in the Orchard Hills community on Irvine Boulevard from Jamboree to Bake Parkway. 

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Kelsey Brewer and her three roommates said they decided to leave their townhouse before the evacuation order came in. Due to the pandemic, they decided to go to the home of her girlfriend’s mother, who has ample space and lives alone.

“We literally talked about it this morning,” Brewer told the Associated Press. “We can only imagine how screwed everyone else feels. There’s nowhere you can go to feel safe.”

Around 60,000 residents have been ordered to evacuate due to the Silverado Fire.
(Orange County Fire Authority)

It’s not clear what started the Orange County fire.

The fire was expected to continue growing rapidly due to a Santa Ana wind event that's currently bringing gusty winds to Southern California as the region faces dry conditions that allow for rapid fire spread.

On Monday morning, winds were gusting 50-55 mph in the area, FOX11 reported.

The National Weather Service warned residents between Tustin and Foothill Ranch areas to “stay vigilant.”

The fire danger is critical to extreme from California to the Southwest with dry conditions, warm temperatures, and gusty winds through the next few days.  

Fire flag warnings stretch through the West and California on Monday due to critical to extreme fire danger.
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Santa Ana winds will affect Southern California, with winds that could also cause downed trees and power outages.

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The winds are associated with the blast of arctic air bringing the snow to the nation's midsection. Widespread wind and red flag warnings are in place.

Critical conditions are also expected across Northern California, with fire danger lasting through Tuesday. The nation's largest utility has cut power to over 361,000 customers in that region to prevent wildfires from being started by electrical equipment that has been damaged in the winds.

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NYPD's suspension of ‘Trump 2020’ cop is ‘double standard,’ union says

Tom Homan on NYPD bracing for 2020 protests

Leaked memo published in the New York Post reportedly coming from NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea warns police officers to brace for intensified protests in the coming weeks; reaction from Fox News contributor Tom Homan.

The Sergeants Benevolent Association has accused NYPD top brass of a “double standard” after an officer was suspended for blaring “Trump 2020” over a patrol-car loudspeaker – while his boss was praised for taking a knee with Black Lives Matter protesters.

“The NYPD has a history of officers making political & outside the norm statements & ignoring it,” the SBA tweeted Sunday amid the investigation into Saturday’s incident in Brooklyn.

“Suspending this officer is unnecessary & way over the top. Chief of Department took a knee with protestors no disciplinary action was issued,” the SBA said of Terence Monahan.

The union then took even more direct aim at Monahan, retweeting his claim that officers have to “remain apolitical” – along with a New York Post photo of him taking a knee with George Floyd protesters on June 1.

“What’s the status of this investigation? Oh wait double standard white shirt immunity!” the SBA tweeted.

“Terence you said nothing when Captains & Chiefs took a knee with violent protesters who injured members of the NYPD. You say nothing to those who sing & dance in uniform.

“Now your little itsy-bitsy balls are in DeBlasio’s palm & you tweet nonsense. Relax & take a knee!” the union raged.

Monahan had joined Police Commissioner Dermot Shea as well as Mayor Bill de Blasio in condemning videos that showed the officer repeatedly saying “Trump 2020” in Flatbush on Saturday night.

The officer, whom police sources identified as Arthur Becerra of the 70th Precinct, was suspended without pay Sunday.

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The SBA said officers are “rightfully” supporting the president.

“The Democratic Party has abandoned police officers, encouraged violence and lawlessness. People are being murdered in Democratic run cities,” the union wrote, tagging President Trump as well as his sons Eric and Don Jr.

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Meghan Markle 'Has Not Given Up' on Jessica Mulroney Following Scandal

Meghan Markle is remaining loyal to her friend, Jessica Mulroney, despite Mulroney’s controversy this past summer with influencer Sasha Exeter. ET has learned that the 39-year-old Duchess of Sussex has remained in touch with the 40-year-old Canadian stylist and TV personality in recent months. 

“Jessica has been a dear friend to Meghan in her most difficult moments over many years and while Jessica’s comments may have been misguided and tone-deaf, Meghan has not given up on her,” a source tells ET. 

Last month, Mulroney spoke out about her relationship with Prince Harry’s wife in a since-deleted post. 

“I’m going to tell this once and for all. Meghan and I are family. She is the kindest friend and has checked up on me everyday,” she wrote at the time. “Tabloid culture is atrocious. It creates lies and hurtful storyline. Stop feeding into it. Done.”

ET’s source adds that Mulroney and Markle still speak, noting, “Jessica publicly apologized for the controversy and has been on a journey to better herself and become aware of the unconscious bias that exists in society.”

Mulroney came under fire in June for her feud with Exeter, who claimed that the stylist “took offense” to her call to action amid the Black Lives Matter movement and alleged that Mulroney had used her “textbook white privilege” to send her a “threat in writing.” 

Mulroney publicly apologized on Instagram and purposefully took some time out of the spotlight to “reflect, learn, and listen.” 

Her CTV show, I Do, Redo, was canceled as a result of the scandal, as was her contributor status on Good Morning America. Additionally, Mulroney’s husband, Ben Mulroney, stepped down from his anchor role on CTV’s Your Morning.

At the time, a source told ET that Markle was taking a step back from her friendship with Mulroney. 

“She’s distanced herself from Jessica because the comments were unacceptable and offensive,” a source told ET. “[Meghan’s friends have been] concerned for some time that Jessica has been profiting from her relationship with Meghan and using it to further her brand. That’s something [Prince] William and Harry have never accepted with any of their friends.”

Markle and Prince Harry have lent their voices to the call for change and social justice around the world in recent months. 

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‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Adds Its First Asian American Cast Member With Crystal Kung Minkoff

“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” is adding new housewife Crystal Kung Minkoff for Season 11, Variety has confirmed.

Kung Minkoff marks the first-ever Asian American cast member to join the franchise. Her addition to the show comes as Bravo has been increasing efforts to diversify its casts across its programming.

Kung Minkoff will join Kyle Richards, Erika Girardi, Lisa Rinna, Garcelle Beauvais and Dorit Kemsley in Season 11, which will no longer feature former cast members Teddi Mellencamp and Denise Richards, who departed after the most recent season.

Kung Minkoff is an entrepreneur who founded Real Coco, a company specializing in coconut products. While not all “Housewives” cast members across the franchises are married, Kung Minkoff’s husband, Rob Minkoff, is filmmaker, who directed the original “Lion King” in 1994, the “Stuart Little” films and Eddie Murphy’s “Haunted Mansion.” The couple has been married for 13 years and shares two children. (Families of the “Housewives” are typically seen on the show, as storylines center around their personal and professional lives.)

Beauvais was added to the show last season, becoming the first-ever Black cast member to appear on the “Beverly Hills” series. With Kung Minkoff’s addition, the show will feature the most diverse cast in its 11-year history.

And next season on “The Real Housewives of New York City,” journalist and attorney Eboni K. Williams will be the first Black star to join that installment, which is entering Season 13. At the time of her casting, Williams said, “NYC is filled with successful and dynamic Black women. I’m excited to join this legendary franchise as the first Black housewife.”

Since 2008, Bravo has been airing the predominantly Black series “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” which is one of the network’s highest-rated shows, in addition to shows like “Real Housewives of Potomac” and “Married to Medicine,” which also feature Black cast members. But in recent months, the network has been putting extra attention on its diversity and inclusion efforts, especially following highly publicized scandals surrounding racist actions of cast members on some of their whiter shows, “Vanderpump Rules” and “Below Deck,” which resulted in Bravo firing numerous reality stars.

“We are looking to increase the diversity of our shows,” Bravo executive Shari Levine recently said in an interview with Variety, adding, “We are mindful of what the moment is. And we all feel the same in terms of intolerance, and in terms of being part of a culture that doesn’t inflict pain on people.”

Kate Aurthur contributed to this story.

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13 Cropped Puffer Jackets, With Faux Leather, Black, Pastel, & More Styles

You know that super long, plain, boring, not-that-cute puffer coat sitting in the back of your closet? The one you literally dread having to pull out every winter because it just makes you feel, like, kinda sad? Introducing to you a novel concept: Toss it out, and replace it with one of these ultra-cool cropped puffer jackets.

OK, OK, maybe don’t throw away your trusty-but-crusty long puffer, because it probably does do a great job of keeping you warm on the insufferably cold days. But adding a cute, affordable cropped puffer jacket to your rotation easily breaks up the monotony and keeps you nice and toasty at the same time. Also, there are some reallyyyyy cute puffer coat options out there, beyond your basic black ones. I’m talking faux leather cropped puffers, ones with racing stripes, pastels, prints, even holographic mini puffer coats. Peep some cropped puffer jackets just waiting to enter your winter rotation below.

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When you love the look of your favorite leather jacket, but you need added warmth, combine it with a puffer jacket. It’s science… kind of. The above option combines the effortlessly cool look of a leather jacket with a puffer, but doesn’t compromise on mobility.

Look, I’m sorry I went a little overboard with hating on a good ole black puffer earlier. Because there’s really so much to love about this black cropped puffer above. It’s roomy, versatile, and comes with a tall neck guard to ensure the wind stays off your skin.

My friend recently wore this exact faux leather puffer to brunch, and in that moment, I knew both you and I had to have it. The neutral beige colorway keeps it extremely wearable, although it’s a nice break from all-black if, like me, that’s usually the only color you wear in the cold.

Reversible outwear doesn’t get enough hype, and you can quote me on that. It’s two jackets!!! In one!!! For the price of one!!! The above jacket from the X-girl x NONA9ON collab — white on the outside and yellow with a racing checker pattern on the inside — will surely become your favorite winter statement piece.

Another solid black option (figuratively and literally), this option from Missguided boasts a slightly longer crop, and it has a hood. You look cute, you’re warm, and you’re safe from the elements. Win, win, win.

The exaggerated shawl collar on this puffer is simply *chef’s kiss*, and it adds a sartorial touch that other puffers lack. Even better, the dusty, pastel pink color feels fun and bright in a season when darkness reigns supreme.

You heard it here first, folks: Lavender is the color for fall… and let’s throw in all the other seasons while we’re at it. This effortlessly cool lavender puffer from Monki feels bright without being overwhelming. Plus, the hood can be tightened to lock in warmth on the arctic days.

OK, not to be dramatic, but I need six of this exact puffer, and I needed them, like, yesterday. While holographic clothing items can occasionally hinge on too kitschy or costume-y, this iridescent puffer from Pull & Bear feels more ethereal, particularly appropriate for the feeling you get walking through light snow.

Though a little pricey, this Hilary MacMillan puffer’s quality is well worth the cost. Aside from being made of 100% cruelty-free fabric, the material is easy to wipe down and keep looking pristine for months on end. It’s long enough to keep your torso fully warm, but no so long that it feels drab; not to mention, the shawl collar adds a sartorial touch that feels luxurious.

This Daily Paper puffer expertly balances utility with style. The dusty pink color is visually interesting, but muted enough to still act as a neutral, while the neck guard and hood keep you warm and protected. On the other hand, this silhouette boasts an optimal crop length, and the logo on the upper left chest is just the perfect touch.

If a full-on opalescent puffer is a little too much holographic for you, this black holographic option will better suit you. The jacket catches a hint of rainbow in the light, but otherwise, it looks like an equally cool metallic black puffer. In other words, this’ll fit your all-black wardrobe with just a liiiiiittle sparkle.

With larger puffed-panels and a roomy neck guard that folds out easily into a collar, this faux leather puffer from Eloquii has everything you could want for the cold-weather months. Even better, the elastic wrist cuffs trap in tons of extra warmth. Just be careful: You might not wanna take this baby off.

If you made it this far, you deserve a puffer that’s as fun as it functional. (I’m sorry lol.) This black and lavender leopard print puffer isn’t too puffy, and it’s extra cropped, meaning you can toss it over anything and still be able to move around pretty freely. A bold jacket for a bold winter? Yes, please.

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Olivia Culpo Says She Felt 'Really Ugly' Growing Up, Was Put on a Diet at Age 10

“I had to look myself in the mirror and say, ‘Okay, you’re different,’ because I was different.”

Olivia Culpo is opening up about struggling with her body image as a preteen.

While appearing alongside her sister Aurora on the latest episode of the podcast, “Emergency Contact,” the former Miss Universe, who said she was overweight as a kid, recalled having issues with her confidence growing up, saying she felt like the “ugly duckling” of the family.

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“I was chubby, hairy…Honestly growing up I felt really ugly which is a terrible thing to say,” began Olivia, 28. “My siblings, my parents. They are so beautiful. I was overweight. I was really different looking. My older sister looked like the Barbie doll.”

“I was fat,” she continued, saying she was “teased” because of her weight. “I had to look myself in the mirror and say, ‘Okay, you’re different,’ because I was different. I don’t look like anybody in my family.”

The model said her and Aurora’s dad, Peter, put her on a diet when she was 10.

“Our dad is amazing but our dad is like, Type A and has run over a dozen marathons,” Olivia said. “When I was 10 years old, yeah, I was put on those diets and I kind of realized, when you put in the work you get the results. It kind of all started from there.”

Although Olivia was struggling at the time, she said it molded her into the confident and hardworking person she became.

“It’s just so weird the way that your life develops and I’m so grateful for the hard times that happened,” she explained. “I said, ‘You know what Olivia? You have to work hard.’ I could have kind of gone I guess in two directions. I either could have just been okay with being made fun of and different…or you can just kind of work hard.”

“She knew that she was overweight, so I think that she developed a skill for situating herself in situations where she would get the most attention,” Aurora added of her sister. “And then she got hot and she had that skill. That’s how you get on ‘Sports Illustrated.'”

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Selena Gomez Admits the 2020 Presidential Election Is Her First Time Voting

The 2020 presidential election finally has an end in sight, and Selena Gomez just got real about how this year is her first time voting.

During an appearance on Voting Power Hour, Selena opened up about how she hasn’t always been politically engaged when it comes to casting a ballot. When “super texter” Sam J. from Michigan asked Selena about her first time voting, she grimaced a bit while saying, “Honestly, I’m not ashamed to say this, but I kind of—this was my first time.”

Explaining why, she added:

Sadly, this is a common feeling that many people share. But please know that your vote does count, and it’s vital that everyone who is able to casts their ballot in this presidential election as well as in their state and local elections, which usually don’t have as big of a turnout.

If you didn’t vote in the last election, there’s still time to register and vote in this one. Check out these handy guides for the election, first-time voters, and coming up with a voting plan for November 3:

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'Seinfeld': Why Jason Alexander 'Had a Wary Eye' on Julia Louis-Dreyfus When the Show Started

Seinfeld is still considered one of NBC’s most successful sitcoms. Making household names of Jerry Seinfeld (Jerry), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine), Jason Alexander (George), and Michael Richards (Kramer), the show is still beloved by fans despite going off the air over 20 years ago.

Alexander revealed that he was concerned of being edged out of the series when Louis-Dreyfus was cast.

The ‘Seinfeld’ cast needed a female

In the book Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV by former NBC President of Entertainment Warren Littlefield, the network exec shared that only the three male cast members were signed on when Seinfeld began taking shape. Testing showed they needed a female to balance things out.

“Women especially hated the show,” Glenn Padnick, President of Castle Rock Television, said. “The typical response is to add a person from the group who likes the show least.”

After word got out that Seinfeld was casting, actors including Megan Mullally and Rosie O’Donnell read for the role. Yet Louis-Dreyfus nailed the character of Elaine Benis on her first try.

“I knew when I met Julia that she was the girl,” Seinfeld revealed. “I don’t think I could possibly have realized how perfect the chemistry would be.”

‘Seinfeld’ emulated Larry David’s life

While the series highlighted the life of Seinfeld (hence the name), much of the show was based on the background of co-creator Larry David. The character of Elaine represented someone from David’s inner circle.

“Larry had had a relationship with woman named Monica Yates,” Padnick explained. “After they stopped dating, they remained friends, and Larry used that relationship as the model for what Jerry and Elaine’s relationship would be.”

When Alexander caught wind of a female being added to the cast, he had some questions.

“Jerry told me, ‘There’s going to be a girl on the show, but she’s not my girlfriend,’” Alexander recalled, asking Seinfeld, “‘All right. Who is she?’”

Seinfeld replied, “‘She’s like my best friend.’”

Alexander was a bit perplexed. “‘I said, I thought George was your best friend,’” he responded.

Jason Alexander had a talk with Larry David

The Seinfeld actor was initially concerned that the dynamic of one woman being in a group of friends with three men wouldn’t go over well. He found himself circumspect of Louis-Dreyfus’ role.

“I actually had a wary eye on Julia,” Alexander admitted. “I knew you didn’t do a show with three guys and one girl. You did a show with two guys and one girl.”

When Richards and Alexander were left out of an early episode, the Pretty Woman star voiced his frustration to David.

“In those first four shows, they made one that George and Kramer weren’t in,” Alexander recalled. “That’s when I famously went to Larry and said, ‘If you do that again, you’ll have to do it permanently.’”

Clearly, Alexander didn’t have to worry. Seinfeld became one of television’s most legendary sitcoms that turned the cast of four into superstars.

“The show was theater,” Alexander remarked. “It spoiled me. … It was a dream job.”

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The truth about Hilary Duff’s husband, Matthew Koma

The year was 2019, and everyone was falling in love with Hilary Duff’s wedding dress, designed by Jenny Packham (via Harper’s Bazaar). But behind the shoulder pads and cape was a man Duff first met in 2015 — his name is Matthew Koma, and he is a record producer who helped the star work on her album Breath In. Breath Out. According to Vogue, the actress said about first crossing paths with her future husband, “There wasn’t an instant spark, because I think when you’re walking into a professional meeting, you know nothing about the other person. I didn’t know if he was dating someone…” But soon the two developed a fun “banter” that evolved into a friendship.

The couple would begin dating, and then, welcomed a daughter together in 2018. Banks just turned two, a milestone Duff marked on Instagram with a super sweet video chronicle of the little girl’s first few years. She also shared this heart melting caption: “My love, my sweet sweet angel girl. Thank you!!! Two amazing years with your smile and your bright eyes(swoon).” She added, “I love you so so so many times and again. Thanks for choosing us!” For his part, Koma said about his daughter’s birthday, “Happy 2nd birthday to you my sweet, sweet baby Banks. It’s the greatest privilege of my life to be your dad and I’m endlessly proud / in awe of the little human you are, and the big human you’re becoming.”

Matthew Koma proposed to Hilary Duff in the sweetest way

As many people know, Duff was married previously to Mike Comrie, and the two share a son, Luca (via Distractify). The timeline of their relationship moved pretty quickly — in 2010 they wed, in 2012 they welcomed their first and only child together, and by 2014 the couple had separated. In 2016, Duff was officially divorced from Comrie. Flash forward a few years, and Koma was proposing to the Lizze McGuire star in a park near their home. 

As Duff recounted toVogue, “All of a sudden he says, ‘I’ve been working on something for you, and you’re going to love it. I really want our kids to know our story and now we can keep adding to this book.'” She goes on to describe the sketchbook he gave her: “It’s our whole entire story mapped out for us to refer back to as we get older and for our kids to know, which is amazing. I get to the very last page, and there’s a little piece that I have to lift up and my ring was inside. It was so sweet. It was really special and really simple, which is very much how we are and how we operate. Then it started raining, and it was perfect.”

Matthew Koma and Hilary Duff are adding to their family

Both of Duff’s kids took part in her pre-Christmas 2019 wedding. And now, less than a year later, and just a few days shy of Banks’ second birthday, Duff has announced on Instagram, “We are growing!!! Mostly me …” Along with the exciting news, the singer shared a cute video of Koma rubbing her tiny bump. Koma shared the same video with his own version of the announcement: “lol quarantine was fun. Baby #3 – 2021.”

Adorably, Koma often shares photos of his family on Instagram. It’s clear he loves being a dad to Banks, who incidentally, is a total Duff look alike. Meanwhile, the 33-year-old musician (he performs with a band called Winnetka Bowling League) is also obviously head over heels in love with his wife — he even has her name tattooed on his rear end. There’s no doubt Koma is excited about the family’s new addition. A recent Instagram image of he and Banks playing around in the pool was accompanied by his sweet caption, which says it all: “Being a dad rules.”

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UFC Fight Night – Anderson Silva vs Uriah Hall: UK start time, TV channel, live stream free and fight card

MMA legend Anderson Silva is back in action one last time as he takes on Uriah Hall.

The 45-year-old Brazilian has confirmed that he will retire after this bout against the Jamaican-American.

Silva was beaten in his previous fight by Jared Cannonier in May last year via first round TKO.

Meanwhile Uriah Hall beat Antonio Carlos Junior on the undercard of Donald Cerrone vs Justin Gaethje last September.

What time does Anderson Silva vs Uriah Hall start?

  • UFC Fight Night takes place late on Saturday, October 31.
  • The prelims at the UFC Apex in Nevada are set to start at 8pm UK time with the main card around 11pm.
  • Anderson Silva is expected to take to the ring at around 1am on Sunday UK time for his fight with Uriah Hall.

What TV channel is Silva vs Hall on and can I live stream it?

  • UFC Fight Night is live on BT Sport 1.
  • Coverage commences with the prelims at 9pm, followed by the main card from 11pm.
  • To stream the event live, head to the BT Sport website or app.

How do I watch Anderson Silva vs Uriah Hall for free?

  • Viewers with an EE phone contract can get a three-month free trial of BT Sport.
  • Simply text SPORT to 150.

Fight card

Main card

Andre Fili vs. Bryce Mitchell

Kevin Holland vs. Makhmud Muradov

Maurice Greene vs. Greg Hardy

Bobby Green vs. Thiago Moises

Prelims

Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Alexander Hernandez

Adrian Yanez vs. Victor Rodriguez

Sean Strickland vs. Jack Marshman

Cole Williams vs. Jason Witt

Dustin Jacoby vs. Justin Ledet

Cortney Casey vs. Priscila Cachoeira

Miles Johns vs. Kevin Natividad

Latest odds

Anderson Silva 7/4

Uriah Hall 4/9

*Odds from Ladbrokes correct as of Monday, October 26

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