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The Sights And Sounds Of UFC 138 On The Round-Up

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Chris Leben - Mark Munoz
Chris Leben - Mark Munoz

MMA Nation Round-Up provides you with daily coverage of the latest in news, multimedia, and analysis throughout the world of combat sports. Today is all about UFC 138 as we sit mere hours from the event. We've got all the pre-fight coverage you need, including press conferences, weigh-ins, interviews, analysis, and predictions. Onward to Birmingham.

- We'll kick things off with the UFC 138 pre-fight press conference. The video was a late upload by Zuffa but it serves as a good primer for anyone interested in the event.

- The tension was so thick you could cut it with a knife at Friday's UFC 138 weigh-ins. Things got a little heated when Chris Leben, Mark Munoz, Thiago Alves, and Papy Abedi all had to be separated after tipping the scales.

Full video of the weigh-ins can be found here, while a complete photo gallery can be found here. Below the two middleweight headliners pose for the English crowd after the proceedings.

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- Ben Thapa breaks down Mark Munoz's grappling pedigree against Demian Maia in this latest Judo Chop.

- Dallas Winston checks in with another gif-laden dissection for UFC 138. Today's edition: Thiago Alves vs. Papy Abedi.

- Despite carrying an absurd 26-fight win streak into his UFC 138 co-main event against Brad Pickett, rising bantamweight Renan Barao is somehow falling under the radar. He talked about his preparation and future in the Octagon with the UFC's Paula Sack.

- With the event airing via tape delay in the United States, it'll be easy to forget about the always-entertaining Facebook undercard streaming live on Saturday morning. Luckily, the UFC stopped by with a friendly reminder.

Tomorrow! UFC 138 prelims LIVE on Facebook at 1:40 pm/ET 10:40 am PT; main card at 4 pm on Rogers, in the US on TV/UFC.tv at 8 pm ET
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- Our look at UFC 138 ends with the official predictions of the Bloody Elbow staff and MMA Mania's Jesse Holland.

- Meanwhile, the ongoing saga of Seattle's Ben Fodor -- ameuter fighter by day, costumed crusader Phoenix Jones by night -- took a sad turn this week.

- Between bites of a sandwich, middleweight contender Chael Sonnen managed to push out a few gems in this interview, starting with his old pal you-know-who. Per Sonnen: "You could download an app on your iPhone and replace Ed Soares."

- And in case you forgot, ProElite's sophomore effort -- ProElite 2: Big Guns -- is taking place this weekend. On Friday the competitors weighed-in, including former UFC heavyweight champions Andrei Arlovski and Tim SylviaCheck out the complete results.