The biggest opportunity for Uriah Hall (12-5) came at UFC Fight Night 75 when he met former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi (37-6-2) in Saitama, Japan. Many wondered if Hall would finally have the breakout performance fans have hoped for, or if Mousasi would once again prove why is he a highly regarded mixed martial artist.
“Primetime” delivered in spectacular fashion.
Mousasi was able to take Hall to the ground in the first round. As Mousasi moved to mount, Hall surprisingly threatened with a heel hook and then a kimura. “Primetime” let go and “The Dreamcatcher” returned to top control. With about 35 seconds left to go in the round, Mousasi went for a rear naked choke and was close to getting under the chin, but Hall’s defense allowed him to survive.
Hall rocked Mousasi with a spinning kick to the face and “The Dreamcatcher” was on spaghetti legs in very early stages of round two. “Primetime” followed it up with a flying knee and finished the fight with punches on the ground.
Final Result: Uriah Hall def. Gegard Mousasi via TKO (punches) – R2, 0:25