Anderson Silva has been booked against fellow striker Uriah Hall. Dana White revealed the news through ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, saying the middleweight matchup will headline the UFC’s upcoming event on Halloween.
Breaking: Anderson Silva (@SpiderAnderson) returns to fight Uriah Hall (@UriahHallMMA) in a main event at UFC Fight Night on Oct. 31, per Dana White. Silva’s team tells me they’re not certain yet if it will be his last fight. Silva is 45 and has two fights left on his contract. pic.twitter.com/FTeMteomi4
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 19, 2020
Silva is known as one of the greatest fighters of all time, but he is now 45-year-old and has just recorded one win in almost eight years. Silva previously asked for welterweight super-fights against former champions from lighter weights in Conor McGregor and Anthony Pettis, but he will instead get a legitimate middleweight opponent instead.
Hall, on the other hand, has won three of his last four, and will be looking to finally get back in the Octagon after his two fights in 2020 have been scrapped. Both of his two scheduled opponents this year have pulled out, with Jacare Souza testing positive for COVID-19 in April, and Yoel Romero dropping out earlier in August.
Previously announced for this October 31 card is a heavyweight bout between Greg Hardy and Maurice Green.
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