Uriah Hall(12-5-0) is fresh off the biggest win of his career when a spinning heel kick knocked out Gegard Mousasi (37-6-2) at this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 75. That was the first time Mousasi had been finished by strikes in over 60 professional fights, and it helped hall crack the top ten at Middleweight. In fact, he went from unranked to the top ten in a matter of one fight.
Now, he is replacing Michael Bisping(27-7-0) in his fight against rising contender Robert Whittaker(14-4-0). Bisping was fresh off his first two fight win streak in over four years. Whittaker is a tough fighter with two straight finishes since making the jump to 185 since late last year, he has three straight wins overall. He is not far behind Hall though being ranked at number 12. This is a great fight between two very hot prospects at Middleweight. Whittaker has not fought since May, while this will be Hall’s fifth fight this year.
Hall had a lousy 2014, where only had one fight, but now he has been on a relative tear since returning January of this year. He went 3-1 so far with his only loss coming by split decision and all three wins coming by way of knockout or TKO. You would assume someone would need some win after the biggest fight of their career, but it looks like Hall is following through on his promise to prove everyone wrong and show he is a true contender to the title. If he wins here, he may just prove it before the year is out.