‘This One Hurts, but I’ll Be Back’- Uriah Hall Releases a Statement Following His Unanimous Decision Loss to Sean Strickland

Published 08/01/2021, 11:10 PM EDT


A middleweight clash between Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland headlined the card at UFC Vegas 33. Hall and Strickland were ranked 8th and 11th respectively in the UFC’s middleweight rankings and therefore, the fight had serious implications on the title picture at 185-pounds. 

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Unfortunately for Hall, ‘Tarzan’ snapped his four-fight win streak with a dominant performance earning him a unanimous decision win. Following the fight, he released a statement on Instagram sharing his thoughts on what had transpired. He said, “Tough one last night. Congratulations to @strickland_mma. I was prepared he was just the better man last night. This one hurts, but I’ll be back. Thank you for all the messages and love. It means more then you know. Oss”

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What is next for Uriah Hall after his loss to Sean Strickland at UFC Vegas 33?

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Hall has been a mainstay in the middleweight division since 2013. During that time, he has faced the very best the UFC has had to offer at 185-pounds and has more often than not always come out on top. Going into his fight against ‘Tarzan’, Hall was on a four-fight win streak with wins against the likes of Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman among others. 

A win against Strickland would have put him in serious contention for a title shot. However, it was not meant to be as Hall was completely outclassed by the younger Strickland. Hall started the fight off slow and was on the back foot for the duration of the fight. The stats from the fight say the same story as Strickland landed a mind-boggling 221 total strikes with an accuracy of 47%. He also landed 186 significant strikes with an accuracy of 43%. 

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Hall was ranked 8th going into the fight. The loss against ‘Tarzan’ will definitely take a toll on his ranking and he might as well find himself outside the top 10 when the revised rankings are out. ‘Primetime’ will be looking at securing a fight against a ranked fighter in order to bounce back into the win column after a disappointing result against Sean Strickland. 

What did you make of Uriah Hall’s performance against Sean Strickland? Who do you think should be next for ‘Primetime’?

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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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