The UFC returns to the United States on Halloween night at UFC on ESPN+ 39, Saturday, Oct. 31.
Anderson Silva makes his final walk to the octagon in a middleweight headliner against Uriah Hall at the UFC in Las Vegas, Nevada. The co-main event is a featherweight clash between two exciting contenders in Bryce Mitchell and Andre Fili.
In the main event of the evening, fans will witness history as the legendary Anderson “The Spider” Silva will make his final walk to the Octagon in his career. Although, Silva hasn’t been able to capture a win since 2017. Currently on a two-fight losing skid against current middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, then Jared Cannonier. Silva has fought the best throughout his career, and this fight proves no different as he faces a similar striker in Uriah Hall.
Uriah Hall is currently riding a two-fight win streak. He’s been able to take decisive wins between Antonio Carlos Junior and Bevon Lewis in his past two outings. Hall is always dangerous with his slick technique on his feet. With high-level wins over Thiago Santos and Gegard Mousasi, Hall is used to fighting the elite and tonight will be the biggest test of his career. Hill has looked up to Silva for his entire career and now finds the Spider in his crosshairs.
Here is how the middleweight bout between Anderson Silva and Uriah Hall went down at UFC on ESPN+ 39, including round-by-round scoring. For full results of the event, check them out right here!
The fighters touch gloves in this bout is underway. The first minute passes without a single strike throne as both fighters respect the others skills. Still a feeling out process, Hall puts his jab out twice and Silva returns with a heavy leg kick. Hall fires his own leg kick in return. Silva fires a head kick that Hall blocked with ease. Hall attempts a head kick on Silva, missing his mark. Silva begins to open up with slick and fluid punch combinations while mixing it in with leg kicks. Hall is on his heels defending Silvas onslaught well. Silva lands a spinning kick to the thigh of Silva. Silva continues to dictate the pace, and Hall is finding his rhythm in his counter striking as the round progresses. With the first round coming to a close, Silva has been the more active fighter in the opening stanza. MyMMANews scores round 1 for Silva. 10-9
The second round begins with both fighters trading jabs. Silva fires a sidekick to the body and both fighters go back to pawing their jabs. Silver begins working his angles by circling the cage while mixing up his striking. Both fighters pick up the pace, exchanging leg kicks and several jabs upstairs. Hall is finding his rhythm by tagging Silva with several stiff jabs. Hall attempts a spinning back kick to the midsection which Silva defends and fires his own head kick. This round comes to a close being much more active and a closer round that could’ve gone either way. MyMMANews scores round 2 for Silva. 10-9
The third round begins and is off to a slower pace in the beginning with both fighters trading a few jabs for the first minute. Hall fires a head kick that Silva is able to easily defend. Silva presses forward, pushing the pace with his awkward striking combinations. Both fighters are picking up the pace with Silva being the aggressor and Hall counterpunching on his while on his heels. Hall lands a clean lead uppercut and both fighters trade leg kicks. Silva lands a punch that Hall claims was an eye poke. The referee doesn’t see it as a poke, deeming it a punch and the action continues. Silva presses Hall against the fence with a few punches landing. Silva fires several foot stomps on the fence while in the clinch. Hall circles out and amid a scuffle, Hall lands an overhand right, dropping Silva to the floor. Hall follows Silva to ground and pound, looking for the finish. The referee is on top of the action as the punishment persists. The round comes to a close as Silva is saved by the bell.
MyMMANews scores round 3 for Hall. 10-9
Silva looks to have cleared the l cobwebs and attacks early. Hall is landing counter jabs as often as Silva as attempting to commit to his strikes. Silva, seemingly frustrated, charges forward with a barrage of punches and walks right into a right hand from Hall. Silva drops to the canvas and Hall jumps on his hurt opponent to put the finishing stamp on the bout. Silva covers up as Hall lands several hard right hands on the former champ, and the referee has seen enough. Calling an end to this main event.
Official Result: Uriah Hall defeats Anderson Silva via TKO at 1:24 of round 4.
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