Uriah Hall

Uriah Hall outlasts bloody Antonio Carlos Junior at UFC Vancouver

On Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, the UFC returned to Vancouver for UFC on ESPN+ 16.

The event takes place at Rogers Arena and will be headlined by a lightweight showdown between Donald Cerrone and Justin Gaethje. Before the 155-pounders take center stage, two powerful middleweights square off as Antonio Carlos Junior takes on Uriah Hall.

Carlos Junior looks to get back to his winning ways after having his five fight win streak snapped by Ian Heinisch at UFC Rochester in May. “Cara de Sapato” holds submission wins over the likes of Eric Spicely, Jack Marshman, and Tim Boetsch as he enters the Octagon for the 12th time.

Hall will look to make it two straight wins following his third round knockout win over Bevon Lewis at UFC 232. The former TUF 17 finalist prepares to make the walk to the Octagon for the 15th time.

Here is how the middleweight bout between Antonio Carlos Junior and Uriah Hall went down at UFC Vancouver, including round-by-round scoring. For full results of UFC Vancouver, check them out right here.

 

ROUND 1

Jerin Valel is the third man in the Octagon as we are underway. Hall lands a stiff jab early. Carlos Junior lands a nice jab to the nose and shoots for a takedown. Carlos Junior gets it to the mat and takes Hall’s back. Hall gets to his feet to try to shuck him off. Carlos Junior is bleeding all over Hall right now from his nose, looks to be broken early. Standing body triangle from Carlos Junior and Hall looks very calm, who then swings Carlos Junior’s right arm to the side and gets back to his feet. Hall lands a jab and a big right hand. Single leg attempt by Carlos Junior, Hall defends and starts jabbing away. Short right hand from Hall as Carlos Junior looks for another takedown attempt. Hall is able to circle and land a nice jab. Another quick jab from “Primetime” as we approach the final minute of the round. Carlos Junior with a big right hand and ties Hall up against the fence. Double leg takedown lands from “Shoe Face”. Nice elbow lands by Carlos Junior as the final 10 seconds draw near. Carlos Junior ends the round on top.

MyMMANews.com scores it 10-9 for Carlos Junior

ROUND 2

Hall with a jab right away, Carlos Junior answers. Hall is landing that jab at will, and just misses a big left hook. Carlos Junior falls short on a takedown attempt and lands a left jab of his own. They trade jabs, another from Hall. Carlos Junior jabs and shoots for a takedown against the fence. Hall looking for an under hook as the battle of attrition continues. A bloody Carlos Junior looking for a single leg and Hall is doing a nice job staying on his feet. Carlos Junior digs in a little bit deeper and Hall is able to escape. Combination from Hall lands hard and Carlos Junior is down. Hall is unloading and almost gets caught in a triangle. Hall escapes and unloads more ground and pound, then lets Carlos Junior back up. “Shoe Face” shoots once again and they battle against the fence with under two minutes to go. Big elbow from Carlos Junior before he changes levels. Body shot from Carlos Junior before he gets Hall down. Hall gets right back up, but Carlos Junior looks to take the back. Waist lock from “Shoe Face” and knees to the back of Hall’s thigh. Hall separates and lands a jab. Spinning back kick to the body from Carlos Junior. Hall answers with a right hand, followed by a high kick attempt as the horn sounds.

MyMMANews.com scores it 10-9 for Hall

ROUND 3

Jab, left hook, and a spinning high kick to start from Hall. Jab from Hall and Carlos Junior drags him down and takes the back. Body triangle from Carlos Junior and this is not where Hall wants to be. Hall staying very calm here as he eats a couple of left hands from Carlos Junior. Hall shaking his head and talking to the referee looking for a separation, which will unlikely happen in this position. Two minutes gone in the round and Carlos Junior trying to work the body. Hall defending well and looks very unhappy being stuck in this position. Short punches from Carlos Junior. Hall continues to shake his head, the crowd verbally shaking theirs in the way of boos. The referee is taking a close look as Hall looks to sweep. Carlos Junior is able to maintain the position. The crowd begins a “stand them up” chant with under 90 seconds to go. Carlos Junior looking for a neck crank. Hall almost gets it reversed, but Carlos Junior hangs on. Under 40 seconds to go and Hall needs to show some desperation here. Uriah Hall trying to turn over again as we approach the final 10 seconds. They exchange shots on the ground and the fight ends.

MyMMANews.com scores it 10-9 and the fight 29-28 for Carlos Junior

 

Official result: Uriah Hall def. Antonio Carlos Junior via split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)