UFC Fight Night 138 - Soukhamthath vs. Martinez Picks

Kickboxer Andre Soukhamthath (12-6, 8 KOs, 3 SUBs) will meet UFC newcomer Jonathan Martinez (9-1, 5 KOs, 2 SUBs) at UFC Fight Night 138 on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Moncton Events Centre in New Brunswick, Canada. The main card airs live on FS1 starting 10 pm ET.

Jonathan Martinez is hoping to make the most of his short notice UFC debut. With Canadian Gavin Tucker pulling out of his scheduled fight, the Texas prospect will have just a few weeks to train for the biggest fight of his life.

His opponent, Andre Soukhamthath, has got to be itching to erase the memory of an ugly recent loss to Sean O’Malley. If you watched that fight, you were probably screaming at the TV in frustration as Soukhamthath missed a golden opportunity to exploit a clearly injured O’Malley to steal a win.

In a stunning example of negative fight IQ, Soukhamthath shot for a takedown on a guy hobbling around on a broken foot. It was literally the worst possible idea for a fighter that had been getting handled for the majority of three rounds.

Soukhamthath took a beating from fans, getting meme’d like crazy for his infuriating decision. Which is unfortunate, because “The Asian Sensation” is genuinely entertaining fighter to watch, with a powerful and violent Muay Thai style. He’s going to be an extremely tough test for a newcomer.

Let’s check out the UFC odds at BookMaker.eu and break down your best betting options. Remember, live UFC betting is also available on fight night.

UFC Fight Night 138 Betting at BookMaker.eu

Andre Soukhamthath -215

Jonathan Martinez +165

Fight goes/doesn’t go to decision +145 / -175

Striking Stats

Significant strikes landed per minute: Martinez N/A / Soukhamthath 2.62

Accuracy: Martinez N/A / Soukhamthath 40.36%

Significant strikes absorbed per minute: Martinez N/A / Soukhamthath 3.64

Defense: Martinez N/A / Soukhamthath 58.76%

Grappling Stats

Takedown average: Martinez N/A / Soukhamthath 1.17

Takedown accuracy: Martinez N/A / Soukhamthath 50%

Takedowns defended: Martinez N/A / Soukhamthath 50%

Submission average: Martinez N/A / Soukhamthath 0

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Martinez might be making his debut on short notice, but he was already preparing for an LFA fight before he got the call. The Legacy Fighting Alliance is one of the legit feeder leagues for the UFC, so it’s safe to say that the 32-year old is no scrub. In fact, he’s proven a very consistent finisher in regional competition, notching seven stoppages in 10 career victories.

In the little tape we have, Martinez can obviously crack - plus he’s been an opportunistic submission artist in his last two fights. Both quick and athletic, he has the opportunity to establish himself in the big show against Soukhamthath.

True to many Muay Thai fighters, Soukhamthath is a rhythm striker. When given time and space, he really starts to open up the whole toolbox. He’s knocked out guys with flying knees, punches and elbows, showing that the 29-year old is dangerous with all eight points. Not an overly aggressive fighter, Soukhamthath really shines as a counterstriker.

UFC Odds Pick: Soukhamthath to win at -215

While Soukhamthath tops out as a mid-level talent, he’s still much more proven than Martinez. If Martinez was a highly touted prospect like Alex Hernandez, we’d take a chance on the upset. But this is more a case of “who’s available right now?”, and Martinez is the one that got the call.

UFC Odds Pick: Fight doesn’t go to decision at -175

Soukhamthath’s power will definitely be a factor. Especially against an opponent whose been facing lesser competition. Martinez will be game, but he’s stepping onto a higher level battlefield here.

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UFC Fight Night 138 Odds

Access live betting lines from your mobile device at BookMaker Sportsbook! Real-time spreads, totals, props and money line are all available so start betting with BookMaker today. UFC Fight Night 138 takes place on on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Moncton Events Centre in New Brunswick, Canada. The main card airs live on FS1 starting 10 pm ET.

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