UFC Vegas 38: Where to watch, fight card & odds

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Mar 6, 2021; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Thiago Santos of Brazil punches Aleksandar Rakic of Austria in their light heavyweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Bottari/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Despite the fall out of UFC 266 still reverberating through the mixed martial arts world, UFC Vegas 38 will bring the Ultimate Fighting Championship roadshow of caged violence back to the UFC Apex on Saturday, Oct. 2.

The promotion’s first event in the month known for its Halloween chills and thrills will be headlined by a battle of ranked Brazilian light heavyweights when Johnny Walker and Thiago Santos go to war to inch closer to a title opportunity in 2022. The card also features the return of popular action fighters in Kevin Holand, Niko Price, and Jared Gordon.

How to watch UFC Vegas 38 on Oct. 2

  • UFC Vegas 38 takes place inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nev.
  • The event kicks off with the prelims at 4 pm ET on ESPN+, then switches to main card action at 7 pm ET
  • You can purchase “VIP Experience” tickets to UFC Apex events directly from the UFC here

UFC Vegas 38 Fight card

Main Card

Thiago Santos (-145) vs Johnny Walker (+125)

Kevin Holland (-170) vs Kyle Daukaus (+150)

Misha Cirkunov (+115) vs Krzysztof Jotko (-135)

Niko Price (-195) vs Alex Oliveira (+165)

Alexander Hernandez (-630) vs Mike Breeden (+450)

Preliminary Card

Joe Solecki (-130) vs Jared Gordon (+110)

Karol Rosa (-600) vs Bethe Correia (+435)

Douglas Andrade (-275) vs Gaetano Pirrello (+220)

Jamie Mullarkey (+135) vs Devonte Smith (-155)

Alejandro Perez (-250) vs Johnny Eduardo (+200)

Antonina Shevchenko (+185) vs Casey O’Neill (-225)

Shanna Young (+130) vs Stephanie Egger (-150)

UFC Vegas 38 Appointment television fights

Thiago Santos (21-9) vs Johnny Walker (18-5)

Tenth-ranked Walker and fifth-ranked Santos is a fan-friendly main event entree for those looking to tune in to UFC Vegas 38. Both bost high finishing rate percentages (Walker is above 90%) and most of those have come using their fists and feet. It is a five-round fight not built to go the distance. If it does, fans will likely be disappointed. However, with Santos in the midst of a three-fight losing streak, I would expect him to come out aggressive to get his first win in over two years, while aggression is the backbone of Walker’s style

Prediction: Santos by TKO, round 3

Niko Price (14-5) vs Alex Oliveira (22-10-1)

Niko Price and Alex Oliveira are two of the resident wildmen in the UFC’s welterweight division. Both have no qualms about recklessly pressing forward to inflict damage on their foes. They also have both proven to be fairly durable despite their risk-heavy styles. Although neither are title contenders and stars of the sport, diehards are well aware both offer fans the cage rage they thirst for. With the two of them paired up, this bout has all the makings for “fight of the night” mayhem.

Prediction: Oliveira by split-decision

Karol Rosa (14-3) vs Bethe Correia (11-5-1)

UFC Vegas 38 will be Bethe Correia’s MMA swan song. The Brazilian is 38 and has lost three of her last four, so her best days are likely behind her. That doesn’t mean she can’t give fans one more memorable moment in a career that has seen some entertaining highs and lows inside the Octagon. In 26-year-old Karol Rosa, “Pitbull” will get a fast-rising talent looking to add the first big-name win to her resume. And considering Correia’s pressure style, that could offer Rosa a chance to send an emphatic message to the division.

Prediction: Rosa by KO, round 3

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