Uriah Hall Set to Rematch Chris Weidman at UFC 258

Published 12/09/2020, 10:40 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 08: Chris Weidman battles Omari Akhmedov in a middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 08, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


UFC welterweights, Chris Weidman and Uriah Hall have been reportedly booked to face off at UFC 258. In a rematch from 2010, almost 10 years later, the pair will step into the octagon together yet again.

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Both fighters at 36, Weidman is coming off a win against Omari Akhmedov while Hall recently beat the legend, Anderson Silva, in October.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 08: Chris Weidman battles Omari Akhmedov in a middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 08, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

First reported by ESPN, they are looking to face off at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. This is not the first time that the ‘All American’ has met ‘Prime Time’.

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Weidman bested Uriah Hall via a first-round TKO in September 2010 at Ring of Combat 3. It was for the Ring of Combat Middleweight Championship.

Chris Weidman vs Uriah Hall 10 years later

It was only the third professional fight of Weidman’s career, and he made his UFC debut less than 6 months later. Meanwhile, it was Hall’s fifth pro fight, and he would debut for UFC in 2013 on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen.

Since they entered the UFC, Weidman has become the UFC middleweight champion. Hall is yet to fight for a UFC title but is on a winning streak as of late, winning his last 3 in a row.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 30: (L-R) Opponents Uriah Hall of Jamaica and Anderson Silva of Brazil face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on October 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Although the same age, both are at different points in their career. Weidman was undefeated in his career before the Luke Rockhold loss. Since then, he has gone from being UFC champion to having lost 5 of his last 7 fights.

Hall, on the other hand, lost to Kelvin Gastelum in the Ultimate Fighter Season 17 final. Since then he has had multiple wins and losses in the UFC.

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Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya dominated Paulo Costa from start to the end at UFC 253. He is now focused on moving to 205 for the light heavyweight title. With Stylebender focused on Jan Blachowicz, it gives the middleweight division time to find itself a brand new #1 contender.

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UFC 258 is rumored to be headlined by welterweight champion Kamaru Usman defending his title against Gilbert Burns. A matchup between Weidman and Hall will be an exciting addition to the card.

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Keith Dsouza

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Keith D'Souza is part of the Essentially Sports MMA writing team. Having followed the sport since 2013, some of his favorite fighters include Max Holloway, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor, and Johny Hendricks. Keith also runs PureMMAIndia, a brand that promotes MMA over social media which aims at growing the sport in India.

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