UFC Fight Night 38 represents the first true test of the UFC's new Fight Pass service. It's a card hardcore mixed martial arts fans won't want to miss, and so this important question will likely be answered: Are fans willing to subscribe to an Internet-only service in order to see one of the best fighters in the world?
I'd wager they are. I am, anyway, and I think many will join me in tuning in to see Alexander Gustafsson take on Jimi Manuwa, especially with a potential title rematch at stake for Gustafsson.
As always, here are my predictions and betting tips for the card. I'd like to remind you before we begin that money management is incredibly important in betting; we are looking for value plays here, and those are the only plays I will recommend. If I don't think we have an edge in wagering on a fight, I'll recommend that you stay away. But I know some of you just want to have fun throwing a few bucks down on a fight; for you, I'll include a few prop-bet selections.
And at the end, you'll find my "Just for Fun and $5" parlay recommendation. Because, let's face it: There is nothing more fun than watching a winning parlay unfold throughout a fight card.
Let's get to it.
Betting lines are provided by Best Fight Odds and are current as of Thursday afternoon.