Anderson Silva's Last Fight Ever: Oct 31 UFC Headliner vs Uriah Hall

by Aleksandar Urdarevik on August 19, 2020

Anderson "The Spider" Silva makes his way back into the octagon for the first time in over a year this Halloween.

Anderson Silva Stats, News, Bio | ESPN

Former longtime UFC middleweight champion Silva (34-10 MMA, 17-6 UFC) will take on Uriah Hall (15-9 MMA, 8-7 UFC) on the UFC’s Oct. 31 card. The bout is set to be the main event. The location and venue have yet to be announced.

Silver went 0-2 in 2019 after coming off a two-year layoff that coincided with a doping suspension delivered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. His first loss of 2019 was to current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya during Adesanya’s ascension to title contention. He then lost on a first-round TKO by Jared Cannonier in May 2019.

Before his suspension, Silva had a unanimous decision win over Derek Brunson in February 2017, his first in almost five year, when he recorded a win over Stephan Bonnar in October 2012. After the Bonnar, Silva lost his title to Chris Weidman, then lost a rematch in which he suffered a gruesome leg break. Silva beat NIck Diaz in early 2015, but had the win overturned by a positive drug test. He then lost decisions to Michael Bisping and Daniel Cormier before his win over Brunson.

Anderson Silva wanted to retire before first Chris Weidman fight - MMA  Fighting

Hall enters the fight after back-to-back wins. Prior to those wins, he lost four-of-five to top-shelf middleweights including Robert Whittaker on his run to the title, Brunson, Gegard Mousasi and Paulo Costa. In December 2018, he stopped Bevon Lewis with a third-round knockout. And in September 2019, he took a split call from Antonio Carlos Junior.

Hall's fight against Ronaldo Souza in Aprilwas cancelled due to COVID-19 postponements. The fight was rescheduled a month later in Florida, but Souza tested positive for coronavirus and was pulled. Hall then booked a fight with Yoel Romero for this week, but Romero fell out with an injury. Instead, Hall gets arguably the highest-stature opponent of his career.

With the official addition, the UFC’s Oct. 31 card now includes:

Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall

Dustin Jacoby vs. Justin Ledet

Amir Albazi vs. Raulian Paiva

Maurice Greene vs. Greg Hardy

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