Fight Matrix Program – UFC Fight Night 138: Volkan vs. Smith (10-27-2018)

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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#2] Volkan Oezdemir (15-2-0, -190) vs. [#4] Anthony Smith (30-13-0, +156)
Volkan Oezdemir is the All-Time #41 ranked Light Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Volkan Oezdemir (2-1-0)
2018-01-20: L vs. [#1HW+/#10DD/#1P4P] Daniel Cormier (21-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:00 of round 2
2017-07-29: W vs. [#13LHW] Jimi Manuwa (17-4-0) via TKO in 0:22 of round 1
2017-05-28: W vs. [#25LHW] Misha Cirkunov (13-4-0) via KO (Punch) in 0:28 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Anthony Smith (2-1-0)
2018-07-22: W vs. [#19LHW] Mauricio Rua (25-11-0) via KO (Elbow) in 1:29 of round 1
2018-06-09: W vs. [*] Rashad Evans (21-8-1) via KO (Knee) in 0:53 of round 1
2018-02-03: L vs. [#11LHW] Thiago Santos (19-6-0) via TKO (Kick to the Body and Punches) in 1:03 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Volkan Oezdemir – Win%: 62.65
Elo Favorite (Standard): Anthony Smith (1949.98) [+135.74] – Win%: 65.02
Elo Favorite (Modified): Anthony Smith (1974.20) [+196.21] – Win%: 70.24
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Volkan Oezdemir 280, Anthony Smith 97
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Featherweight (145)
[#18] Michael Johnson (18-13-0, -566) vs. [#115] Artem Lobov (13-14-1, +401)

Last 3 Fights: Michael Johnson (1-2-0)
2018-08-25: W vs. [#33FW] Andre Fili (18-6-0) via SD (29-28, 29-28, 27-30)
2018-01-14: L vs. [#12FW] Darren Elkins (24-6-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:22 of round 2
2017-07-07: L vs. [#9LW] Justin Gaethje (19-2-0) via TKO (Punches and Knees) in 4:48 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Artem Lobov (1-2-0)
2017-10-21: L vs. [#33FW] Andre Fili (18-6-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-04-22: L vs. [#21FW] Cub Swanson (25-10-0) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)
2016-11-19: W vs. [#181BW] Teruto Ishihara (10-6-2) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Michael Johnson – Win%: 80.97
Elo Favorite (Standard): Michael Johnson (1836.06) [+396.81] – Win%: 85.97
Elo Favorite (Modified): Michael Johnson (1775.81) [+331.59] – Win%: 81.02
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Michael Johnson 63, Artem Lobov 371
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Michael Johnson leads 1-0
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#25] Misha Cirkunov (13-4-0, -474) vs. [#30] Patrick Cummins (10-5-0, +350)

Last 3 Fights: Misha Cirkunov (1-2-0)
2017-12-16: L vs. [#5LHW] Glover Teixeira (27-7-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:45 of round 1
2017-05-28: L vs. [#2LHW] Volkan Oezdemir (15-2-0) via KO (Punch) in 0:28 of round 1
2016-12-10: W vs. [#18LHW] Nikita Krylov (24-6-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 4:38 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Patrick Cummins (2-1-0)
2018-04-21: L vs. [#3LHW] Corey Anderson (11-4-0) via UD (30-26, 30-27, 30-26)
2017-07-22: W vs. [#31LHW] Gian Villante (16-10-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2017-04-08: W vs. [#6LHW] Jan Blachowicz (23-7-0) via MD (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Misha Cirkunov – Win%: 78.79
Elo Favorite (Standard): Misha Cirkunov (1626.45) [+2.20] – Win%: 50.25
Elo Favorite (Modified): Misha Cirkunov (1656.38) [+28.90] – Win%: 53.16
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Misha Cirkunov 315, Patrick Cummins 189
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Bantamweight (135)
[#61] Andre Soukhamthath (12-6-0, -206) vs. [#363] Jonathan Martinez (8-1-0, +167)

Last 3 Fights: Andre Soukhamthath (1-2-0)
2018-03-03: L vs. [#36BW] Sean OMalley (10-0-0) via UD (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
2017-12-09: W vs. [#70BW] Luke Sanders (12-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:06 of round 2
2017-08-05: L vs. [#11BW] Alejandro Perez (21-6-1) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Jonathan Martinez (2-1-0)
2017-09-30: W vs. [NA] Randy Hinds (5-7-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 0:56 of round 1
2016-04-18: W vs. [*] Jesse Cruz (8-6-0) via SUB in of round 1
2015-12-04: L vs. [#50FLY] Matt Schnell (12-4-0) via DQ (Illegal Knee) in 2:21 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Andre Soukhamthath – Win%: 64.25
Elo Favorite (Standard): Andre Soukhamthath (1402.54) [+64.84] – Win%: 57.35
Elo Favorite (Modified): Andre Soukhamthath (1503.43) [+42.78] – Win%: 54.67
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Andre Soukhamthath 238, Jonathan Martinez 392
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#31] Gian Villante (16-10-0, -270) vs. [*] Ed Herman (23-13-0, +216)

Last 3 Fights: Gian Villante (1-2-0)
2018-06-01: L vs. [#15LHW] Sam Alvey (33-11-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2018-01-20: W vs. [#45HW+] Francimar Barroso (21-7-1) via SD (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)
2017-07-22: L vs. [#30LHW] Patrick Cummins (10-5-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Ed Herman (1-2-0)
2017-07-07: L vs. [#34MW] C.B. Dollaway (17-9-0) via UD (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
2016-07-30: L vs. [#18LHW] Nikita Krylov (24-6-0) via KO (Head Kick) in 0:40 of round 2
2016-01-17: W vs. [#17MW] Tim Boetsch (21-12-0) via KO (Knee) in 1:39 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Gian Villante – Win%: 69.74
Elo Favorite (Standard): Gian Villante (1575.54) [+32.74] – Win%: 53.73
Elo Favorite (Modified): Gian Villante (1629.65) [+67.88] – Win%: 57.38
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Gian Villante 148, Ed Herman 477
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.
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Welterweight (170)
[#78] Alex Garcia (15-5-0, -187) vs. [#105] Court McGee (18-7-0, +155)

Last 3 Fights: Alex Garcia (1-2-0)
2018-04-21: L vs. [#40WW] Ryan LaFlare (14-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-11-25: W vs. [#82WW] Muslim Salikhov (14-2-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:22 of round 2
2017-06-25: L vs. [#61WW] Tim Means (27-10-1) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Court McGee (1-2-0)
2017-11-11: L vs. [#69WW] Sean Strickland (19-3-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-01-15: L vs. [#62WW] Ben Saunders (22-10-2) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2016-08-06: W vs. [#177MW] Dominique Steele (16-12-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Alex Garcia – Win%: 62.42
Elo Favorite (Standard): Alex Garcia (1656.06) [+91.06] – Win%: 60.25
Elo Favorite (Modified): Alex Garcia (1651.38) [+97.69] – Win%: 60.53
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Alex Garcia 189, Court McGee 350
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Welterweight (170)
[#67] Nordine Taleb (14-5-0, -112) vs. [#69] Sean Strickland (19-3-0, -112)

Last 3 Fights: Nordine Taleb (2-1-0)
2018-05-27: L vs. [#44WW] Claudio Henrique Da Silva (12-1-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:31 of round 1
2017-12-16: W vs. [#87WW] Danny Roberts (16-3-0) via KO (Head Kick and Punch) in 0:59 of round 1
2017-05-28: W vs. [#389WW] Oliver Enkamp (7-2-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Sean Strickland (1-2-0)
2018-05-12: L vs. [#30WW] Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (20-5-0) via KO (Spinning Wheel Kick and Punches) in 3:40 of round 1
2017-11-11: W vs. [#105WW] Court McGee (18-7-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-04-08: L vs. [#6WW] Kamaru Usman (13-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Nordine Taleb – Win%: 50.00
Elo Favorite (Standard): Sean Strickland (1755.67) [+110.33] – Win%: 62.34
Elo Favorite (Modified): Sean Strickland (1739.89) [+82.84] – Win%: 58.97
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Nordine Taleb 153, Sean Strickland 168
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Lightweight (155)
[#139] Nasrat Haqparast (9-2-0, -853) vs. [#149] Thibault Gouti (12-4-0, +555)

Last 3 Fights: Nasrat Haqparast (2-1-0)
2018-07-22: W vs. [#179LW] Marc Diakiese (12-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
2017-10-21: L vs. [#39LW] Marcin Held (24-7-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-05-20: W vs. [*] Ruslan Kalyniuk (5-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:44 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Thibault Gouti (1-2-0)
2018-02-18: L vs. [#91WW] Sage Northcutt (11-2-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-09-02: W vs. [#229LW] Andrew Holbrook (12-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:28 of round 1
2016-08-27: L vs. [#108WW] Chad Laprise (13-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:36 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Nasrat Haqparast – Win%: 85.42
Elo Favorite (Standard): Nasrat Haqparast (1469.17) [+57.67] – Win%: 56.55
Elo Favorite (Modified): Nasrat Haqparast (1497.08) [+50.03] – Win%: 55.45
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Nasrat Haqparast 97, Thibault Gouti 251
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Featherweight (145)
[#39] Calvin Kattar (18-3-0, -336) vs. [#93LW] Chris Fishgold (17-1-1, +259)

Last 3 Fights: Calvin Kattar (2-1-0)
2018-04-07: L vs. [#8FW] Renato Carneiro (13-1-1) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-01-20: W vs. [#60FW] Shane Burgos (10-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:32 of round 3
2017-07-29: W vs. [#33FW] Andre Fili (18-6-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Chris Fishgold (3-0-0)
2017-10-28: W vs. [#407LW] Alexander Jacobsen (9-4-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:15 of round 1
2016-11-12: W vs. [#200MW] Nic Herron-Webb (20-8-0) via UD (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
2016-09-10: W vs. [#228LW] Jason Ponet (18-12-1) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 1:04 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Calvin Kattar – Win%: 73.44
Elo Favorite (Standard): Calvin Kattar (1724.98) [+48.06] – Win%: 55.47
Elo Favorite (Modified): Calvin Kattar (1719.73) [+26.27] – Win%: 52.87
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Calvin Kattar 203, Chris Fishgold 364
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Women Bantamweight (135)
[#24] Sarah Moras (5-3-0, -218) vs. [#43] Talita Bernardo (5-3-0, +176)

Last 3 Fights: Sarah Moras (1-2-0)
2018-02-18: L vs. [#12BW] Lucie Pudilova (8-3-0) via UD (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-09-09: W vs. [#40FLY] Ashlee Evans-Smith (6-3-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 2:51 of round 1
2015-07-15: L vs. [#2SW/#4DD/#4P4P] Jessica Andrade (19-6-0) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Talita Bernardo (1-2-0)
2018-01-14: L vs. [#8BW] Irene Aldana (9-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-09-02: L vs. [#7BW] Marion Reneau (9-4-1) via TKO (Punches) in 4:54 of round 3
2017-04-08: W vs. [#42FW] Iren Racz (4-8-2) via SUB in of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Sarah Moras – Win%: 65.42
Elo Favorite (Standard): Sarah Moras (1232.58) [+97.81] – Win%: 60.99
Elo Favorite (Modified): Sarah Moras (1265.75) [+59.53] – Win%: 56.48
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Sarah Moras 251, Talita Bernardo 286
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Lightweight (155)
[*] Don Madge (7-3-1, +379) vs. [#304] TeJovan Edwards (6-1-0, -523)

Last 3 Fights: Don Madge (3-0-0)
2017-04-08: W vs. [#178LW] Dave Mazany (17-7-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:02 of round 2
2016-08-05: W vs. [*] Jadyson Costa (10-16-1) via TKO (Punches) in 2:31 of round 1
2016-04-22: W vs. [#1303LW] Tyson Chelin (4-7-0) via TKO in of round 1

Last 3 Fights: TeJovan Edwards (3-0-0)
2018-06-26: W vs. [#802LW] Austin Tweedy (10-2-0) via KO (Punch) in 0:28 of round 1
2017-09-23: W vs. [NA] Brandon Trujillo (1-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:57 of round 1
2017-08-03: W vs. [#997LW] Ousmane Thomas Diagne (6-8-1) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 2:27 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): TeJovan Edwards – Win%: 80.08
Elo Favorite (Standard): Don Madge (1419.48) [+3.42] – Win%: 50.39
Elo Favorite (Modified): TeJovan Edwards (1479.65) [+34.44] – Win%: 53.76
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Don Madge 567, TeJovan Edwards 123
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Heavyweight (265)
[#107] Arjan Singh Bhullar (7-1-0, -219) vs. [#181] Marcelo Golm (6-1-0, +176)

Last 3 Fights: Arjan Singh Bhullar (2-1-0)
2018-04-14: L vs. [#61HW+] Adam Wieczorek (10-1-0) via Submission (Omoplata) in 1:59 of round 2
2017-09-09: W vs. [#160LHW] Luis Henrique Barbosa de (10-5-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-04-29: W vs. [*] Joe Yager (11-6-0) via UD ()

Last 3 Fights: Marcelo Golm (2-1-0)
2018-02-03: L vs. [#44HW+] Timothy Johnson (12-5-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2017-10-28: W vs. [#263HW+] Christian Colombo (8-4-1) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:08 of round 1
2017-08-12: W vs. [NA] Nicolas Oliveira (1-3-0) via TKO in 0:47 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Arjan Singh Bhullar – Win%: 65.45
Elo Favorite (Standard): Arjan Singh Bhullar (1446.51) [+118.62] – Win%: 63.23
Elo Favorite (Modified): Arjan Singh Bhullar (1506.25) [+131.73] – Win%: 64.03
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Arjan Singh Bhullar 196, Marcelo Golm 266
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Lightweight (155)
[#53] Stevie Ray (21-8-0, -165) vs. [*] Jessin Ayari (16-4-0, +137)

Last 3 Fights: Stevie Ray (1-2-0)
2018-03-17: L vs. [#52LW] Kajan Johnson (23-13-1) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2017-07-16: L vs. [#14LW] Paul Felder (15-4-0) via KO (Elbows) in 3:57 of round 1
2017-04-22: W vs. [#91LW] Joe Lauzon (27-15-0) via MD (28-27, 29-27, 28-28)

Last 3 Fights: Jessin Ayari (2-1-0)
2017-05-28: L vs. [#4WW] Darren Till (17-1-1) via UD (30-27, 29-27, 30-27)
2016-09-03: W vs. [*] Jim Wallhead (29-11-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
2016-04-16: W vs. [#175LW] Mickael Lebout (18-9-2) via UD ()

Odds Favorite (Implied): Stevie Ray – Win%: 59.60
Elo Favorite (Standard): Stevie Ray (1638.54) [+39.42] – Win%: 54.49
Elo Favorite (Modified): Stevie Ray (1651.46) [+65.76] – Win%: 57.15
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Stevie Ray 224, Jessin Ayari 517
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.
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Notes about the Fight Card
– Highest-rated fighter always listed first.
– A ‘*’ ranking suggests a fighter is inactive.
– An ‘NA’ ranking suggests the fighter is too low for a ranking or we do not have division info for them.
– The Elo Favorite rating info includes any considered fight-specific advantages, such as home advantage.
– The Elo Win% is approximate and includes the favorites probability share of a draw occurring.

Fight Card Statistics

Highest Pre-Bout Raw Rating: Volkan Oezdemir
Highest Stored DD Rating: Volkan Oezdemir
Highest Pre-Bout Fight Raw Rating: Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith
Highest Stored Fight DD Rating: Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith
Event Matchmaking Competitiveness Rating (of 5*): Outstanding [****½]
Total Event MMA Rankings Impact (of 5*): Fair [**½]
Run Date: 2018-10-21


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