Chris Weidman, Uriah Hall

Uriah Hall vs. Chris Weidman set to run it back at UFC 261

Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman (15-5 MMA, 11-5 UFC) faces Uriah Hall at UFC 261 on April 24 in a rematch of their first meeting a decade ago, when they threw down on the regional scene in 2010.

Both young and undefeated at the time, Weidman got the best of Hall that night, as he  knocked out “Prime Time” in the first round to win the Ring of Combat middleweight title.

Hall and Weidman was originally scheduled to fight at UFC 258 as part of the co-main event, unfortunately Weidman tested positive for the coronavirus, which obviously took him out of training and forced the ex-champ to delay his return to action.

But they are now good to go at UFC 261.

Weidman carried on his success and went on to win the UFC title by defeating middleweight king Anderson Silva, then made three successful title defenses before suffering his first career loss to Luke Rockhold at UFC 194. After that, NCAA Division I All-American wrestler faced some real adversity and going on a rocky road, but he was able to snap his two-fight losing skid with an vital win over in-form Omari Akhmedov in August. Chris Weidman will be bringing an urgency with him in his fight against Hall and believes that with this victory, he will be one step closer to having the storybook ending he wants for his career.

Hall has also had his ups and downs since joining the UFC roster, but is currently enjoying his best run in recent years, having picked up a big finish over Silva in his last outing in October 2020. Hall is 16-9 currently as a professional mixed martial artist – “Prime Time” currently holds the No. 8 in the 185-pound division. Uriah Hall isn’t looking past the next challenge ahead of him, but he’d be lying if he said he didn’t have his eyes on the current middleweight champion. ‘I want to fight that f*cker so bad’ said Hall about the reigning champion Israel Adesanya.

 

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