On Saturday, Oct. 27, the UFC will host UFC Fight Night 138: Volkan vs. Smith from the Avenir Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

In the night’s main event, former light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir takes on surging veteran Anthony Smith. Oezdemir will step into the Octagon for the first time since falling via second-round TKO to current champion Daniel Cormier in January. Prior to that, the Bellator MMA veteran had reeled off three straight wins, including back-to-back knockouts of Jimi Manuwa and Misha Cirkunov. Smith, meanwhile, is red-hot, having won five of his last six. The Nebraska native made the jump to 205 pounds in June and has promptly dispatched of former champions Rashad Evans and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in a combined two minutes and 22 seconds.

The 13-fight event kicks off with three fights streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary-card bouts follow at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 2, with the six-fight main card airing live at 10 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.



The fighters hit the scales on Friday, Oct. 27.

Fox Sports 1 Main Card
Volkan Oezdemir (205.5) vs. Anthony Smith (205.5)
Michael Johnson (147)* vs. Artem Lobov (145.5)
Misha Cirkunov (205) vs. Patrick Cummins (205.5)
Jonathan Martinez (135) vs. Andre Soukhamthath (136)
Ed Herman (205.5) vs. Gian Villante (205.5)
Alex Garcia (170.5) vs. Court McGee (170.5)
Fox Sports 2 Preliminary Card
Sean Strickland (170.5) vs. Nordine Taleb (170.5)
Thibault Gouti (155.5) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (156)
Chris Fishgold (146) vs. Calvin Kattar (146)
Talita Bernardo (133) vs. Sarah Moras (135.5)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Te Edwards (156) vs. Don Madge (154)
Arjan Bhullar (242) vs. Marcelo Golm (255.5)
Jessin Ayari (155) vs. Stevie Ray (155.5)

* – Johnson was fined 20 percent of his fight purse for missing the featherweight limit of 146 pounds

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