Volkan Oezdemir assumes headlining duties when he tangles with fellow light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 138 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, courtesy of the brand-new Moncton Events Centre in New Brunswick, Canada, TONIGHT (Sat., Oct. 27, 2018), in what marks the promotion’s 11th Canadian city to host a UFC card.
Oezdemir (15-2) has not competed since his technical knockout loss to Daniel Cormier at the UFC 220 pay-per-view (PPV) event last August. “No Time” was previously attached to a Mauricio Rua showdown, but since-resolved legals issues gave him pause.
As for Smith (30-13), he took over for Oezdemir and capitalized on the opportunity, smashing “Shogun” and elevating his status at 205 pounds. While his calls for a title shot fell on deaf ears, no question a big win in Moncton will have him knocking on the door.
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MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 138 fight card TONIGHT, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” undercard bout at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by the FOX Sports 1 “Prelims” undercard bouts at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET, also on FOX Sports 1.
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