UFC 138 is this Saturday and the event will be taking place at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England. Since the fight is taking place in England the card is full of British fighters that the home crowd will be able to cheer on this weekend. UFC 138 isn’t going to be a PPV event, but you can watch the entire main card for free on Spike TV Saturday night. The main card will be aired with a delay on Spike TV due to the time difference between England and the USA, so make sure you don’t see the results before you watch the fights on Spike TV.
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UFC 138 Main Event Odds & Pick – 5 Round Fight
• Chris Leben +225
• Mark Munoz -265
Chris Leben (22-7) and Mark Munoz (11-2) will meet in a 5-round main event fight at UFC 138. This will be the first time there is a 5-round fight in the UFC without the fight being a title fight. In my opinion this fight could end up going 5 rounds if Munoz takes it slow and tries to outwork Leben on the mat with his superior wrestling skills. Leben has become a better-rounded fighter, but he’s still dependant upon his stand-up striking. Leben is one of the best strikers in the middleweight division, but Munoz is one of the best wrestlers that can also end the fight with his fists on the ground. I’m taking Munoz to win, as I don’t see another surprise KO victory by Leben at UFC 138.
UFC 138 Main Card Odds & Picks
• Brad Pickett +115
• Renan Barao -135
Renan Barao (26-1) and Brad Pickett (20-5) should be an exciting fight between two bantamweight fighters. Barao made his UFC debut at UFC 130 and he beat Cole Escovedo by decision. Pickett has come over to the UFC after the WEC merger and this will be his 1st fight under the UFC promotion. Pickett will have the fans on his side and I’m betting on him to win as a small underdog. I feel that Pickett has fought tougher competition lately and Barao may not be ready for a fighter as good as Pickett. This fight could end with a submission, as both fighters have plenty of submission victories, but I like the fight going the distance.
• Thiago Alves -345
• Papy Abedi +285
Papy Abedi (8-0) will make his UFC debut this weekend at UFC 138 against Thiago Alves (18-8). Abedi hasn’t fought in the UFC yet and he’s built up his 8-0 record in various fighting promotions across the pond. Don’t let the 8-0 record fool you either, as Abedi hasn’t fought a high level of competition. I’d be shocked it Papy comes into the cage in his 1st UFC fight and defeats Alves who in my opinion is one of the top welterweights. Alves is one of the most exciting strikers in the division and you never know how he’s going to attack you. I’m betting on Alves being too much for Abedi to handle in his UFC debut this weekend. Abedi may feel comfortable fighting in England, but Alves is an experienced UFC fighter that has fought the best in his career.
• Terry Etim -600
• Eddie Faaloloto +450
Terry Etim (14-3) and Eddie Faaloloto (2-2) may not be a very interesting fight to watch this weekend. Fans in England will be cheering on Etim in his return to the UFC cage. Etim has been injured for nearly two years now, but he’ll make his return. Etim should win this fight, but there is a possibility that he’s going to be extremely rusty and cautious in the cage. Faaloloto does have some power and could surprise Etim with an early knockout loss, but if the fight gets through the 1st round I think Etim will win the fight. Etim should look to take the fight to the ground and use his strengths to win his 1st fight back in the cage.
• Anthony Perosh +285
• Cyrille Diabate -375
Anthony Perosh (11-6) will be fighting Cyrille Diabate (17-7-1) on the main card this weekend at UFC 138 after an injury caused another fight to be taken off the card completely. This is another fight with two submission fighters that could end the fight at any point during the fight. However, Diabate is a better striker that possesses more power and he should be able to score more points on the scorecards this weekend to win by decision.