UFC 138 fight card: Previews, predictions and a complete guide to 'Leben vs Munoz'

via www.budo-zone.com

For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Leben vs. Munoz" event, going down at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England.

UFC 138 will feature a middleweight mash up pitting the always affable Chris Leben against "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" himself, Mark Munoz.

Also on the card are match-ups pitting Brad Pickett vs. Renan Barao and Thiago Alves vs. Papy Abedi.

It's been a flurry of non-stop news, analysis, quotes, predictions and previews for the past week and it's certainly understandable if you missed out on a few stories.

But don't worry, Maniacs, we've got you covered. 

In cased you missed any or all of it — or just want to keep the discussion alive — below are links to all the major storylines heading into tonight's broadcast.

In we go:

UFC 138: "Leben vs. Munoz"

Fight card and line-up

Results and live fight coverage

UFC 138 predictions and previews:

Predictions from the man himself, Nostradumbass

Facebook "Prelims" preview and predictions

Fight preview: Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz

Fight preview: Brad Pickett vs. Renan Barao

Fight preview: Thiago Alves vs. Papy Abedi

Fight preview: Terry Etim vs. Edward Faaloloto

UFC 138 press conferences:

Pre-fight press conference video

Press conference staredown pics

UFC 138 weigh-ins:

Weigh-in results

Weigh-in video

Weigh-in staredown pics

Weigh-in staredown videos

Weigh-in photos gallery

Thiago Alves misses weight

Thiago Alves missing weight was due to calibration issue

UFC 138 odds:

Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz

Complete odds and betting guide

UFC 138 news:

UFC 138 sets LG Arena revenue record

Open media workout videos

Open media workout photos gallery

Exclusive interview with Mark Munoz

Exclusive interview with Brad Pickett

UFC 138 editorials:

History in the Making: Mark Munoz puts CB Dollaway to sleep in less than a minute

History in the Making: Thiago Alves rises to the top with knockout of Matt Hughes

Chris Leben would only fight Chael Sonnen if it was for the title

When Chris Leben's right and focused, no one can beat him

Mark Munoz vows to finish Chris Leben

Mark Munoz is confident enough to stand and bang with Chris Leben

What does Mark Munoz predict for his fight against Chris Leben? Flying bombs!

UFC 138 videos:

Chris Leben video blog episode one

Chris Leben video blog episode two

Chris Leben video blog episode three

Mark Munoz training camp video

Papy Abedi in 'The Makambo Story' part one

Papy Abedi in 'The Makambo Story' part two

That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.

What has been the biggest story heading into this event? The fact that there really aren't any big stories heading into it? Something else?

Sound off, Maniacs.

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