UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith

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UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith
UFC Fight Night 138 Poster.png
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateOctober 27, 2018 (2018-10-27)
VenueAvenir Centre
CityMoncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Total gate$528,211[1]
Event chronology
UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis

UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith (also known as UFC Fight Night 138) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on October 27, 2018 at Avenir Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.[2][3]


While the UFC has hosted many events across Canada, the event marked the promotion's first visit to New Brunswick.[2][3]

A light heavyweight bout between former UFC Light Heavyweight Championship challenger Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith served as the event headliner.[4]

Zubaira Tukhugov was scheduled to face Artem Lobov at the event. However, it was reported that Tukhugov was removed from the fight due his role in the UFC 229 post-fight melee.[5] He was replaced by Michael Johnson.[6]

Gavin Tucker was scheduled to face Andre Soukhamthath at the event. However, Tucker pulled out of the fight in early October citing an undisclosed injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Jonathan Martinez.[7]

At the weigh-ins, Johnson weighed in at 147 lb, 1 pound over the featherweight limit of 146 lb. He was fined 20% of his fight purse and his bout against Lobov proceeded at catchweight.[8]


Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Anthony Smith def. Volkan Oezdemir Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:26
Catchweight (147 lb) Michael Johnson def. Artem Lobov Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Misha Cirkunov def. Patrick Cummins Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 2:40
Bantamweight Andre Soukhamthath def. Jonathan Martinez Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Gian Villante def. Ed Herman Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Court McGee def. Alex Garcia Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 2)
Welterweight Sean Strickland def. Nordine Taleb TKO (punches) 2 3:10
Lightweight Nasrat Haqparast def. Thibault Gouti Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–28, 30–26) 3 5:00
Featherweight Calvin Kattar def. Chris Fishgold TKO (punches) 1 4:11
Women's Bantamweight Talita Bernardo def. Sarah Moras Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight Don Madge def. Te Edwards KO (head kick) 2 0:14
Heavyweight Arjan Bhullar def. Marcelo Golm Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Stevie Ray def. Jessin Ayari Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses:[10]

  • Fight of the Night: Nasrat Haqparast vs. Thibault Gouti
  • Performance of the Night: Anthony Smith and Don Madge

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2018-10-28). "UFC Fight Night 138 draws reported 6,282 attendance for $692k CAD live gate". mmajunkie. Retrieved 2018-10-28. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |1= (help)
  2. ^ a b Staff (2018-06-07). "UFC announces New Brunswick debut for Oct. 27". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  3. ^ a b Press Release (2018-06-07). "UFC returns to Atlantic Canada with Moncton debut". ufc.com. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  4. ^ Steve Marrocco (2018-08-02). "Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith to headline UFC Fight Night 138 in Moncton". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  5. ^ Staff (2018-10-07). "Zubaira Tukhugov speaks out after slapping Conor McGregor 'as promised'". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-10-08.
  6. ^ Nathan Zur (2018-10-15). "Artem Lobov to face Michael Johnson at UFC Moncton". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  7. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-10-10). "Jonathan Martinez replaces Gavin Tucker against Andre Soukhamthath during UFC Moncton" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  8. ^ Staff (2018-10-26). "UFC Fight Night 138 weigh-in results: Everyone on point except Michael Johnson". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  9. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  10. ^ Staff (2018-10-28). "UFC Moncton bonuses: Anthony Smith picks up another $50k". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-10-28.