Uriah Hall will fight at the main event of UFC Fight Night: Hall vs Silva. He will look to defeat UFC great Anderson Silva in what is most likely to be the latter’s last fight with the UFC.
The middleweight bout will go down at UFC 12 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Fight will no doubt be an intense contest. Silva will want to retire on a good note with Hall will try to make this a fight to add to his current record. Registering a win against the former middleweight champ will for sure propel him through the divisional ranks.
Boasting a record of 16-9-0, Hall is currently on a two-fight win streak. His most recent fight came just over a year ago against Antonio Carlos Junior via a split decision. His most recent loss is against Paulo Costa in July 2018.
Anderson Silva is a well-known person in the MMA world. He has been around for as long as we can remember. A comparatively younger Uriah Hall has a lot to uncover. Here are a few lesser know things about “Prime Time”.
Beginning his career in 2005, he got his breakthrough in New Jersey’s Ring of Combat competition where he won the middleweight title. He debuted with the UFC in April 2013 but lost his first two fights with the promotion. Finally, he got to winning ways after going up against Chris Leben at UFC 168.
A contestant on the ‘Ultimate Fighter’, he made a name for himself with a knockout, a move that Yahoo Sports called, “arguably the most violent televised knockout in combat sports history.”
During his time on the show, Hall’s destruction was unstoppable. Almost every fighter he took on was sent to the hospital. A talent Dana White at the time was very proud of.
Being bullied as a teenager, Hall had a tough time. It got to a point where the now UFC middleweight contender looked at suicide as a way out of it. However, he enrolled himself into Tiger Schulmann’s karate school and once his classmates realized what was happening; they stopped. He now possesses a second-degree black belt.
Born in Jamaica, he spent most of his teenage years in Queens, New York. Ironically, looking back at the line of the profession he is in today, MMA still isn’t legal in New York. A law he hopes changes one day.
The general perception is that MMA Fighters aren’t smart people. Which as we fan know is far from the truth. Hall actively speaks on the subject with the intention to drive the narrative that MMA fighters aren’t less intelligent. There is a lot of mental work that goes in as well.
Uriah Hall will walk into UFC Fight Night this weekend, hoping to add to his current record and progress through the ranks. Do you think “Prime Time” has what it takes to defeat the all-time great Anderson Silva?
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