UFC Fight Night 138 Betting Preview, Odds & Picks

Posted by: Mike Davis
UFC Fight Night 138 Betting Picks

UFC betting online makes its return this weekend with a thrilling UFC Fight Night 138: Volkan vs. Smith event. This marks the first event since legal MMA betting fans witnessed Khabib Nurmagomedov demolish McGregor. And while that UFC 229 headlining bout ended up going 4 rounds, many bettors don’t think this weekend’s headlining bout will make it out of the 1st round. Having said that, what kind of UFC Fight Night 138 betting options are there? Let’s take a look at this weekend’s betting lines to find out.

UFC Fight Night 138: Volkan vs. Smith –  Saturday, October 29th        

When: Main Card: 10 pm ET || Prelims: 8 pm ET || Early Prelims: 6:30 pm ET

Where: Avenir Centre, Moncton, New Brunswick

TV: Main Card: FS1 || Prelims: FS2 || Early Prelims: UFC Fight Pass

Stream: Fox Sports Go, UFC TV

Although the UFC has put together a ton of events in Canada, this will actually be their first visit to New Brunswick. All in all the area will be treated to a show as the headlining bout between Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith will undoubtedly be highly entertaining. After all, these are two of the best strikers in the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.

There was a change in the co-headlining bout of the night. Originally Artem Lobov was scheduled to face Zubaira Tukhugov. However, due to Tukhugov’s involvement  at the UFC 229 post-fight debacle, the UFC has since removed him from the event. Lobov will now face Michael Johnson this UFC betting online weekend. Furthermore, Johnson was unable to make weight at the weigh-ins, coming in at 147 lbs. – a whole pound over the featherweight limit of 146 lbs. Consequently Johnson will be fined 20% of his purse and the bout will now take place at catchweight.

Main Card & UFC Fight Night 138 Betting Odds

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Anthony Smith 1½ (+120) +145 Volkan Oezdemir 1½ (-140) -165
Artem Lobov 2½ (-170) +460 Michael Johnson 2½ (+150) -620
Patrick Cummins 1½ (+105) +275 Misha Cirkunov 1½ (-125) -335
Andre Soukhamthath 2½ (-220) -155 Jonathan Martinez 2½ (+180) +135
Ed Herman 2½ (+155) +200 Gian Villante 2½ (-175) -240
Court McGee 2½ (-260) +160 Alex Garcia 2½ (+220) -185
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Volkan Oezdemir enters this weekend’s event sporting a 15-2 professional MMA record. With a 5-1 record in his last 6 fights, Oezdemir is focused on making up for his most recent defeat. That defeat came in the biggest fight of ‘No Time’s’ career. Back at UFC 220, Volkan had worked his way into a title fight against Daniel Cormier. Unfortunately, Volkan was unable to get the knockout he was so certain he could deliver. In the end, Cormier defended his belt via a 2nd round TKO. Ultimately it looked like Volkan gave up in that fight since he didn’t have an answer for Cormier’s wrestling. Fortunately for the Swiss fighter, he’s not facing a wrestler this weekend.

Anthony Smith comes into this weekend’s UFC betting online matchup sporting a 30-13 professional MMA record. A much more experienced fighter than Volkan, Smith is confident his time inside the octagon will allow him to knock out Volkan and not the other way around. Smith is 2-1 in his last three and will be looking to extend his current 2-bout winning streak this Saturday. His last two fights ended in a 1st round knockout and there’s no question he’ll be looking to do the same this weekend.

Prelims & UFC Fight Night 138 Betting Odds

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Nordine Taleb 2½ (-355) +105 Sean Strickland 2½ (+295) -125
Thibault Gouti 1½ (EV) +590 Nasrat Haqparast 1½ (-120) -880
Chris Fishgold 2½ (-160) +225 Calvin Kattar 2½ (+140) -265
Talita Bernardo 2½ (-220) -155 Sarah Moras 2½ (+220) -165
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Early Prelims & UFC Fight Night 138 Betting Odds

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Don Madge 1½ (+110) +375 Te’Jovan Edwards 1½ (-130) -470
Marcelo Golm 2½ (-155) +130 Arjan Bhullar 2½ (+135) -150
Jessin Ayari 2½ (-400) +135 Stevie Ray 2½ (+325) -155
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UFC Fight Night 138 Betting Picks

So which side should cell phone betting fans take in this weekend’s headlining Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith bout? Well it might be a bit of a tossup since both fighters are gunning for each other’s heads. With that in mind, it’s clear that taking the UNDER on the TOTALs is the best way to go here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Bout Prediction: Volkan 1st Round KO.