Uriah Hall vs. Sean Strickland Fight Preponed by UFC

Published 06/04/2021, 1:10 PM EDT


UFC has rescheduled the bout between Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland from August 7 to July 31. MMA Junkie leaked the news, but it’s yet unconfirmed by the UFC. Uriah Hall is on a four-fight winning streak and is eying for a title shot in the near future. Hall won his last fight against Chris Weidman where Hall didn’t even throw a single strike.

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The first leg kick of the fight became the last as Weidman suffered a gruesome injury that broke his leg. After going through a complete training camp, ‘Primetime’ wanted to fight again. Therefore, UFC decided to schedule him a quick fight after his opponent’s tragic stoppage at UFC 261.

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His new opponent Sean Strickland is on a four-fight winning streak of his own. Strickland will enjoy his first main event spot of his UFC career for this particular fight. He has an impressive record of 23 victories and 3 defeats and looks ready for his Middleweight shown down on July 31. The location and venue are undecided but most probably the fight will occur inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A brief comparison between Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland

Both fighters use an orthodox fighting stance and are nearly identical in height. Hall stands 6 feet with a reach of 79.5 inches and his opponent Strickland is 6 feet 1 inch with a lesser reach of 76 inches. ‘Prime Time’ is a number eight ranked Middleweight whereas ‘Tarzan’ sits at the eleventh spot on the rankings.

Although, Uriah Hall has a 66.6% winning percentage, which is less than that of his opponent’s 88%. Hall has faced more elite and experienced competition in his UFC career. He has faced names like Robert Whittaker, Anderson Silva, Thiago Santos, and more. Plus his 3.5-inch reach against his opponent could play a crucial factor inside the octagon. Still, the fight remains a tight battle as Sean Strickland has proved time and time again that he is a tough guy to finish.

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More fights on the card:

  • Bryan Barberena vs. Jason Witt
  • Jinh Yu Frey vs. Ashley Yoder
  • Rafa Garcia vs. Chris Gruetzemacher
  • Collin Anglin vs. Melsik Baghdasaryan
  • Orion Cosce vs. Phillip Rowe
  • Cheyanne Buys vs. Gloria de Paula
  • Mounir Lazzez vs. Niklas Stolze
  • Kyung Ho Kang vs. Rani Yahya
  • Dooho Choi vs. Danny Chavez

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Who do you think has the upper hand coming into the fight Hall or Strickland?

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Saurabh Singh

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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