‘My Style Is Perfectly Matched up for His’- Uriah Hall Aiming for Israel Adesanya Fight Ahead of UFC Vegas 33

Published 07/29/2021, 11:06 PM EDT


UFC Vegas 33 takes place this Saturday. A middleweight clash between long-time UFC fighter Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland will be the main event on the night. Strickland and Hall, who sit at 8th and 11th respectively, will aim to take a step forward in the rankings with a win this weekend. 

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Hall shared his thoughts on his upcoming fight with Strickland in the pre-fight press conference. He also mentioned that he has his sights set on Israel Adesanya. Hall said, “I am looking forward to the champ, man. I got nothing bad to say. I’m not here to start any BS. … But I’m excited because, you know, he came onto the platform and he has an exciting style.”

Showtime’ continued, “I think my style is perfectly matched up for his. But, you know, you got to play the game. There’s a few dudes ahead of me, so I’ve got to take them out and get to him. But he’s the motivation because I like that style. I understand that style – and again, nothing bad to say about him. He’s a champ. He got to where he had to get to. He played his role. He did his job, and I just want a crack at it. That’s it” (h/t  mmajunkie.usatoday.com)
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Strickland has come into his own over the past few fights and looks like a legitimate title threat at 185-pounds. Sean Strickland goes into the fight against Hall on the back of an impressive four-fight win streak. ‘Tarzan’ has secured two of his four wins via stoppage and the other two have been lopsided unanimous decision wins. 

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Uriah Hall, on the other hand, is also on a four-fight win streak with three stoppages. Hall’s most recent outing was his fight against Chris Weidman which ended because of a gruesome injury to Weidman’s leg.

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Although Hall is not facing someone higher up in the rankings, it is still an excellent opportunity for him to not only extend his win streak but also mount a serious title challenge against Israel Adesanya. 

What do you make of the main event this week? Who do you think takes the win? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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