UFC on ESPN+ 39: Uriah Hall vs. Anderson Silva Play-by-Play

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva fought in the main event of Saturday’s card against Uriah Hall. Here’s how their fight, which was scheduled for up to five rounds, went.

Bout 11: Uriah Hall (15-9) vs. Anderson Silva (34-10) (Middleweight)

Both fighters were very slow to start in the first round of action. Hall slipped after throwing a head kick in the third minute of action. Silva got through a left cross moments after Hall got back up. Silva started to chase Hall down with punches in the third minute of the round. Silva kept the pressure on Hall until the fight ran out of time.

Both fighters were somewhat active with striking early in the second round. A pause came two minutes into the second round as they had to fix some of the tape on Hall’s glove. Both fighters kept a fairly active pace throughout the five minutes

Silva clinched with Hall with a minute to go in the fight. A right hook from Hall dropped Silva late in the third round. Hall landed hammerfist punches while Silva was on the ground. The referee got close, although Silva endured the round.

Another right hooked dropped Silva in the fourth round. Hall landed hammerfist punches until referee Herb Dean stopped the fight.

RESULT: Uriah Hall def. Anderson Silva via TKO, Strikes (RD 4, 1:24)

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Total
Hall 9 10 10
Silva 10 9 8

Live coverage of the entire card can be viewed here.

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