UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith
|UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||October 27, 2018|
|City||Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada|
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.
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. He was replaced by Michael Johnson.
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.
At the weigh-ins, Johnson weighed in at 147 lbs, 1 pound over the featherweight limit of 146 lbs. He was fined 20% of his fight purse and his bout against Lobov proceeded at catchweight, Lobov paid Johnson back his money after the fight. 
|Main Card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Light Heavyweight||Anthony Smith||def.||Volkan Oezdemir||Submission (rear-naked choke)||3||4:26|
|Catchweight (147 lbs)||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|
The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Nasrat Haqparast vs. Thibault Gouti
- Performance of the Night: Anthony Smith and Don Madge
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