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UFC Fight Night 138 live results: Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC Fight Night 138: Oezdemir vs. Smith, emanating from the Avenir Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

The Octagon heads to New Brunswick and Moncton for the first time with a light heavyweight bout that could have title shot implications riding on it with two heavy hitters known for quick knockout wins.

Volkan Oezdemir looks to get back into the win column after coming up short in a title fight in January as he takes on hard-hitting Anthony Smith, who has won two straight fights over former champions since moving up to 205 pounds. Oezdemir lost to UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 220 in January, and makes his return here, while Smith has back-to-back first-round knockout wins over Rashad Evans and Mauricio Rua.

In the co-main event, Michael Johnson steps in on short notice looking for his second straight win as he takes on Artem Lobov. Also on the main card is a pair of fights at 205 pounds as Misha Cirkunov battles Patrick Cummins, and Gian Villante takes on Ed Herman.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS | 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT

> Stevie Ray (21-8, 5-3 UFC) vs. Jessin Ayari (16-4, 1-1 UFC)
Lightweights

They trade kicks to start. Ayari switching stances but eats a low kick from Ray. Ray with more low kicks. Ayari lands a right hand. Ray lands a left hand. Ray back to some leg kicks. Ayari lands an uppercut as Ray was rushing in. Ayari with a combo as he is finding his range. Ray misses a punch and eats a counter right from Ayari. Ray with a side kick to the body. Ayari with a body kick. Ray lands a punch. They trade leg kicks. Ray with a high kick. 10-9 Ayari.

Ray with a combo but nothing lands clean. Ray goes back to the leg kick. Ray continuing with the leg kicks. Ray goes for a high kick. Ray going back to the leg kicks and Ayari not countering or checking them. They trade inside the pocket and just misses a head kick. Ray lands some solid left hands. Ray lands a left cross. Ayari with a big right hand. Ray with a leg kick. They clinch for a second and Ayari lands a forearm on the break. They trade punches and Ray with a leg kick. Ayari with a late uppercut. 10-9 Ayari, 20-18 Ayari.

They trade early to start the final round. Ray back to landing the low kicks. Ray with more leg kicks. Ray with some left hands. Ray with a head kick that is blocked. Ray just misses a big left hand. They trade and clinch but break. Ayari lands a combo. Ayari lands a right hand and follows it with an uppercut and Ray is in trouble. Ray does land some leg kicks. They trade punches and Ayari lands a combo. Ayari lands the jab. Ray barely lands a head kick. Ray lands some punches. They trade to end the fight. 10-9 Ayari, 30-27 Ayari.

Official Result- Stevie Ray def. Jessin Ayari by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

> Arjan Bhullar (7-1, 1-1 UFC) vs. Marcelo Golm (6-1, 1-1 UFC)
Heavyweights

Golm with a leg kick. They trade punches. Golm with a leg kick. They clinch for a moment. Bhullar with a jab. Golm trips him up with a leg kick. Golm with the jab. Bhullar with a snap jab. Bhullar lands another jab. Golm with another big leg kick. They trade jabs. Bhullar with an uppercut. They clinch but break. Golm lands a right hand and a leg kick. Bhullar lands a jab. They clinch again and Bhullar lands as they break. Golm with another low kick. 10-9 Bhullar.

Golm with a leg kick. Bhullar lands a right hand against the fence. Golm with another big leg kick. Golm lands a knee in the clinch and Bhullar stumbles. They clinch against the fence. They trade knees. Bhullar tries for a takedown but Golm escapes. Golm with a leg kick. Golm with a knee followed by a right hand and a left hook. Golm with more leg kicks. They trade and then clinch. They battle for underhooks but neither doing much. Bhullar lands an uppercut. 10-9 Golm, 19-19.

Bhullar lands an uppercut as he goes into the clinch against the fence. Golm's foot is swollen. Bhullar with some foot stomps. They break. Golm lands a right hand. Golm with a high kick. Bhullar gets a takedown and is in the guard of Golm. Bhullar with some punches from the top. Bhullar with an elbow from the top. He postures up to land a right hand to the body. Bhullar staying on top but not doing much. Bhullar starts to land some right hands against the fence. Strong finish from Bhullar. 10-9 Bhullar, 29-28 Bhullar.

Official Result- Arjan Bhullar def. Marcelo Golm by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

> Te Edwards (6-1, 0-0 UFC) vs. Don Madge (7-3-1, 0-0 UFC)
Lightweights

They come out firing early. Edwards lands a right hand but Madge drops him with a left hand. Edwards gets up and gets a takedown. Crazy opening thirty seconds. Edwards in the guard of Madge. Madge looking for an armbar and has it locked in but Edwards is rolling out and gets out and is on his feet. Nice escape by Edwards as that was in deep. Madge going for another armbar. Edwards escapes and gets to his feet. Edwards goes back into Madge's guard. Edwards stands back up. The referee orders Madge to his feet. Edwards lands a right hand and Madge lands a knee followed by a body kick. 10-9 Madge.

Madge lands a big head kick that rocks Edwards and then lands another that drops Edwards and finishes him off with some more punches right at the start of the second round. Huge win by Madge as he gets the brutal finish.

Official Result- Don Madge def. Te Edwards by knockout (head kick) at :14 of Round 2

FOX SPORTS 2 PRELIMS | 8 PM ET/5 PM PT

> Sarah Moras (5-3, 2-2 UFC) vs. Talita Bernardo (5-3, 0-2 UFC)
Women's Bantamweights

They trade early on. Moras lands a solid combo. Bernardo with a leg kick. Bernardo with a leg kick followed by one to the body. Moras with a right hand. Bernardo with another leg kick. Moras lands a solid right hand. Bernardo goes for a takedown but Moras defends well. Moras lands a clean right hand. Bernardo wobbles Moras but Moras initiates a clinch. Bernardo gets a takedown and looks to pass guard. Moras with some elbows from the bottom. Bernardo passes to side control and to the half-guard. Bernardo ends the round looking for a choke. 10-9 Bernardo.

They trade early and Moras misses a big right hand. She does land one a moment later. They continue to trade and Moras is landing more. Bernardo playing a lot of defense and then lands a right hand followed by a high kick. Moras with a right hand. Bernardo lands a combo but eats a right hand from Moras. Bernardo gets a trip takedown into side control. She goes into the mount for a moment. Bernardo looking to set up a choke but Moras is landing elbows from the bottom. Bernardo back to side control and looking to take the back but Moras spins out. 10-9 Bernardo, 20-18 Bernardo.

Moras gets a quick takedown to start the third. Moras looking for the mount but allows Bernardo to reverse and she is in the guard of Moras. Bernardo in side control and pinning Moras to the mat. Moras trying to spin out but Bernardo has her pinned down. Bernardo looking for an arm. Moras trying to roll for a leg but eating punches from Bernardo. They get to their feet and Bernardo goes for a takedown but Moras reverses and has the back and is landing punches and looking to lock in a choke but Bernardo able to escape. Moras landing elbows from the bottom. They get to their feet. Moras lands a late combo and lands big punches at the end. 10-9 Moras, 29-28 Bernardo.

Official Result- Talita Bernardo def. Sarah Moras by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

> Calvin Kattar (18-3, 2-1 UFC) vs. Chris Fishgold (17-1-1, 0-0 UFC)
Featherweights

Fishgold with a leg kick and then gets a takedown. Kattar gets to his feet and Fishgold has the neck but lets go. Fishgold starts landing big punches as he has Kattar pinned against the fence. Fishgold clinches. They break. Fishgold with a leg kick. Fishgold with some punches. Fishgold lands a big right hand. Kattar eats it well. Kattar with a flying knee. Kattar lands the jab. Fishgold is bleeding under his left eye. Kattar with a solid jab. Fishgold lands a right hand on a combo. Kattar lands an uppercut. Kattar lands a big punch that drops Fishgold and he goes into the guard and lands some punches and finishes Fishgold off. Kattar with the big finish in the first round after surviving some big punches.

Official Result- Calvin Kattar def. Chris Fishgold by TKO (punches) at 4:11 of Round 1

> Thibault Gouti (12-4, 1-4 UFC) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (9-2, 1-1 UFC)
Lightweights

Haqparast with a solid combo but gets poked in the eye by Gouti. Back to action quickly though. Haqparast lands a big left hand that wobbles Gouti. He lands a couple more left hands. Haqparast lands a combo. They trade and Haqparast lands some big punches. Gouti lands a right hand. Haqparast drops Gouti with a left hand but Gouti gets back to his feet and runs off. Haqparast with a body kick and then a left hand. Haqparast with another big combo. Gouti with a right hand to the body. Haqparast with another combo. Gouti with a right hand to the body and then to the head. 10-9 Haqparast.

Haqparast lands some punches but Gouti is returning fire. Gouti with a right hand to the body but eats a body kick from Haqparast. Gouti with an uppercut. Haqparast has his back against the fence. Gouti with a leg kick. Haqparast with a combo. Haqparast lands a big left hand. Gouti lands a right hand. They trade punches. Haqparast with a combo and then a body kick. Haqparast lands a big left hand. Haqparast landing more big punches as he's turning up the volume in the round. Haqparast hurts Gouti with a body kick. They trade punches. Haqparast with some left hands at the end. 10-9 Haqparast, 20-18 Haqparast.

Haqparast lands a leg kick. Gouti lands a combo. Haqparast with a big left hand that wobbles Gouti. Gouti firing back and moving forward despite being hurt. Haqparast buckles Gouti with a body kick and Haqparast comes forward with punches and Gouti is running away. Gouti is crumbling to the ground and Haqparast gets on top and is landing punches. This could be stopped. Both men are tired. Gouti surviving on the bottom as he has Haqparast tied up. Haqparast with some elbows from the top. Haqparast with some more punches from the top. They get to their feet and Haqparast lands a left hand. Gouti with a lot of heart shown in this fight. 10-8 Haqparast, 30-26 Haqparast.

Official Result- Nasrat Haqparast def. Thibault Gouti by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 30-26)

> Nordine Taleb (14-5, 6-3 UFC) vs. Sean Strickland (19-3, 6-3 UFC)
Welterweights

They trade early. Taleb circling away. Strickland lands a left hand. Taleb with some leg kicks after a trade of punches. Both looking for openings. Taleb lands a counter left hand as he ducks away from Strickland's punches. Taleb with a leg kick. Taleb lands a left hook. Strickland with the jab. Strickland is throwing with a lot of volume but missing almost all of them. Taleb landing a lot more. They trade is close range. Taleb with a chopping leg kick. Taleb with an uppercut. 10-9 Taleb.

Taleb with a leg kick. Strickland controlling the Octagon but isn't doing much with it. Taleb lands a lead left hand. Taleb with a quick inside leg kick. Taleb with a body kick. Strickland lands the jab. Strickland with a right hand. Strickland drops Taleb with a right hand. Taleb gets back to the feet. Strickland looks to land but gets stumbled by a teet kick from Taleb. Strickland landing combos against the fence. Strickland rocks Taleb with a right hand and goes to the mat. Strickland gets in the guard and lands some punches. Strickland with a big right hand in the guard and the referee stops the fight. Big finish by Strickland as Taleb is upset with the stoppage.

Official Result- Sean Strickland def. Nordine Taleb by TKO (punches) at 3:10 of Round 2

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD | 10 PM ET/7 PM PT

> Alex Garcia (15-5, 5-4 UFC) vs. Court McGee (18-7, 7-6 UFC)
Welterweights

McGee with a leg kick. Garcia lands a left hand. McGee with some kicks but Garcia grabs the leg and gets a brief takedown. They get to their feet and Garcia has the back. Garcia with some knees from the back. They are standing and Garcia has a hook in and trying for a choke but doesn't have a good position. They break. Garcia lands some punches and a big right hand. McGee lands a body kick. Garcia with a right hand. McGee gets a late takedown and lands some punches. 10-9 Garcia.

Garcia with a punch and McGee drops Garcia with a punch and McGee gets in side control and is landing. McGee looking to set up an arm-triangle but switches to the half-guard. McGee goes to the full guard of Garcia. Garcia just hanging on and is looking for the referee to stand them up. McGee with an elbow from the top. McGee with some body punches. They are stood up. Garcia lands a left hand. Garcia goes for a takedown but McGee scrambles up. McGee going for a takedown against the fence and gets it. McGee ends the round on top. 10-9 McGee, 19-19.

McGee with a leg kick. Garcia lands a left hand. Garcia gets a brief takedown but McGee gets up and is looking for a takedown against the fence. Garcia lands an uppercut on the break. McGee tries a takedown but falls backwards. They get to their feet and McGee back looking for a takedown. They scramble and Garcia takes the back. Garcia working for a choke. McGee gets to the top and is landing punches. McGee with elbows and he is putting a stamp on a win as the fight ends. 10-9 McGee, 29-28 McGee.

Offical Result- Court McGee def. Alex Garcia by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-28)

> Gian Villante (16-10, 6-7 UFC) vs. Ed Herman (23-13 1 NC, 10-9 1 NC UFC)
Light Heavyweights

They trade early. Herman already cut open. Villante with a body kick but eats a right hand from Herman. They trade right hands. They are both swinging hard. Villante with a right hand to the body. Villante with a head kick. Herman with a combo. Villante with a jab. Herman lands a right hand. Villante rocks Herman with a combo and then a big left hand has Herman in trouble. Villante lands a right hand. They trade big punches late. 10-9 Villante.

They trade and Herman lands a jab that may have poked Villante in the eye. Herman with another jab. Villante circling away. Villante lands an uppercut. They continue to trade punches with each landing hard shots but both eating them well. Villante with a left hook. Villante with an overhand right. They trade right hands. Villante bleeding now from around the nose. Herman lands a right hand. Villante breathing heavy. Villante with a hard right hand followed by a left and then another right. 10-9 Villante, 20-18 Villante.

Villante with a leg kick. Villante with the jab stops Herman's right hand from connecting. The pace has slowed down. They are throwing punches but not with a lot of volume. Each are connecting when they throw. Villante with an inside leg kick. They trade against the fence. Herman shoots for a takedown but it is defended. They trade in close range. Villante goes for a takedown but they are so sweating that they slipped away. Villante with a high kick. They trade kicks at the end. 10-9 Herman, 29-28 Villante.

Official Result- Gian Villante def. Ed Herman by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

> Andre Soukhamthath (12-6, 1-3 UFC) vs. Jonathan Martinez (9-1, 0-0 UFC)
Bantamweights

Soukhamthath with a kick to start. Martinez with a high kick. Martinez with a front kick. Soukhamthath with a body punch. Martinez with an inside leg kick. Soukhamthath drops Martinez with a right hand and pounces on top of Martinez. Soukhamthath has the neck and looking for a D'arce choke. Soukhamthath with a knee to the body as they stand. We have a brief timeout for a low blow. Soukhamthath with a combo to the body followed by some knees against the fence. They continue to trade and Soukhamthath is landing more as he lands a spinning back elbow. Soukhamthath drops Martinez with a right hand at the end. 10-9 Soukhamthath.

Soukhamthath pressuring Martinez to start the second as he pushes him to the fence. Soukhamthath with an elbow followed by a knee followed by a flying knee. Soukhamthath with a big flurry of punches against the fence followed by a knee to the body. They clinch and trade knees. Martinez gets a takedown and is in the half-guard. Martinez with some punches from the top. Martinez with some elbows from the top. Martinez with some elbows to the shoulder of Soukhamthath. They get to their feet and trade knees before breaking. Martinez with a body kick. Martinez with a step-in elbow followed by a flying knee. 10-9 Martinez, 19-19.

Martinez pushes Soukhamthath against the fence and has underhooks. Soukhamthath with a flying knee and then some elbows over the top. Soukhamthath now has Martinez in trouble. Martinez lands a knee and now pushes the fight against the fence. Foot stomps from Martinez. They reverse positions. Martinez with a knee but Soukhamthath gets a brief takedown. They battle for wrist control in the clinch. Soukhamthath with a takedown. They scramble to their feet and Martinez lands a left hand. Soukhamthath gets a takedown and has the back and that might seal him the fight. 10-9 Soukhamthath, 29-28 Soukhamthath.

Official Result- Andre Soukhamthath def. Jonathan Martinez by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)

> Misha Cirkunov (#11, 13-4, 4-2 UFC) vs. Patrick Cummins (#14, 10-5, 6-5 UFC)
Light Heavyweights

Cirkunov with a left hand that rocks Cummins early. Cummins goes for a takedown but Cirkunov has the neck. Cirkunov with body punches. Cirkunov with lots of short body punches. They break for a moment and battle for underhooks. Cirkunov gets a takedown straight into the mount. Cirkunov setting up an arm-triangle. He has it locked in and Cummins taps out. Cirkunov with an impressive showing as he gets back into the win column.

Official Result- Misha Cirkunov def. Patrick Cummins by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:40 of Round 1

> Michael Johnson (18-13, 10-9 UFC) vs. Artem Lobov (13-14-1 1 NC, 2-4 UFC)
Featherweights* (Johnson missed weight by 1 pound)

They trade early. Lobov with a body kick. Johnson with a right hand to the body. Johnson lands the jab. Lobov keeping his hands low. Lobov with a body kick followed by a right hand. They trade. Lobov with a leg kick but eats a left hand from Johnson. Lobov lands a right hand. Lobov with another right hand. Lobov with a body kick and Johnson counters with a left hand. Lobov with another body kick. Johnson lands the jab. Lobov with a right hand as Johnson circles away. Johnson with a leg kick and then a left hand lands to the chin of Lobov. Lobov with an uppercut and ends with a body kick. 10-9 Johnson.

Johnson with a left hand to the body. They trade punches. Johnson continues to attack the body with left hands. Johnson lands a flush left hand. Lobov lands a right hand to the body. Johnson lands a big left hand that wobbles Lobov. They trade punches in close range. Lobov with a body kick. They trade punches and Johnson's left hand lands good. Lobov lands a right hand. They trade. Johnson has shown good movement. They trade in the pocket. Lobov keeping his hands low. Lobov with a leg kick. 10-9 Johnson, 20-18 Johnson.

Johnson lands a left hand. Johnson with a head kick. Lobov with a leg kick but eats a straight left hand from Johnson. Lobov with a leg kick as he switches stances around. Lobov with a spin kick. Johnson lands a left hand. Johnson lands another. Johnson with a right hand. Johnson with a combo. Lobov missing his punches. Johnson lands a left hand. Johnson lands another left hand. Lobov is missing all of his attacks as Johnson is angling away. Johnson with a right hand and Lobov slips to a knee. Johnson gets a takedown with just over thirty seconds left. Johnson rides it out on top. 10-9 Johnson, 30-27 Johnson.

Official Result- Michael Johnson def. Artem Lobov by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

> Volkan Oezdemir (#2, 15-2, 3-1 UFC) vs. Anthony Smith (#10, 30-13, 6-3 UFC)
Light Heavyweights

Oezdemir with a leg kick. Smith goes for a takedown against the fence but Oezdemir reverses position. They trade knees in the clinch. They break and Smith with a leg kick. Oezdemir with some punches against the fence and Smith is covering up. Oezdemir with a left hand. Smith lands a left hand. Smith with an inside leg kick. Oezdemir with a leg kick. Smith lands an overhand right. Smith pokes Oezdemir in the eye and we have a timeout. Back to action and a head kick from Oezdemir. Smith lands an elbow. Oezdemir with some leg kicks. 10-9 Oezdemir.

Oezdemir with a leg kick. Smith with a right hand. Oezdemir with some inside leg kicks. Smith stumbles him up with a right hand. Smith with a step-in elbow and Oezdemir reverses into a takedown. Oezdemir on top and moves to half-guard. Oezdemir went for the mount but lost position. Oezdemir gets the back of Smith and is landing punches but his nose is leaking blood. Oezdemir with a knee to the body. Oezdemir has back control and is landing punches and knees while working for a choke but Smith is defending well. 10-9 Oezdemir, 20-18 Oezdemir.

Smith lands a jab. They trade kicks. Oezdemir lands a left hand. Oezdemir with a leg kick. Smith lands a combo. Smith lands a big right hand. Oezdemir lands a right hand. Smith lands another one. Smith with a knee to the body followed by a body kick. Smith trips Oezdemir with a leg kick. They are talking in the clinch as they trade inside the pocket. Both men are tired. Smith changes levels and gets a takedown and gets the back of Oezdemir. Smith getting the hooks in. Smith working for a choke. Smith has it locked in but not all the way. He is squeezing. Oezdemir trying to hang on and he's fighting the choke off. He has it under the chin now and Smith gets Oezdemir to tap out! Wow. Comeback win for Smith as he never gave up position on the choke and finally found it under the chin to get the submission win.

Official Result- Anthony Smith def. Volkan Oezdemir by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:26 of Round 3