In Saturday night’s main event, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva takes on No. 10 ranked UFC middleweight contender Uriah “Prime Time” Hall.
Many believe it could be the last outing for the former champion as he returns to the Octagon® for the first time since his to defeat to Jared Cannonier in May last year. Silva goes into the fight with one of the most impressive records in UFC history with a previous win streak of 16 from his 31-10-1 record. He holds the title for the longest reign of a UFC champion and will be hoping to add with another win to his legendary victories over Vitor Belfort, Forrest Griffin and Dan Henderson.
Uriah Hall will be hoping he can rain on the former champions parade as he looks to claim the biggest victory of his career when he takes on his personal idol. He goes into the bout on a two fight winning streak after a KO win against Bevon Lewis and edging out Antonio Carlos Junior. Prime Time has been a UFC prospect since he impressive KO win over Adam Cella in The Ultimate Fighter series which remains among the most spectacular in its history. He’ll be looking to put on an equally spectacular display this weekend.
Featherweight future stars clash
In the co-main event, there is an exciting featherweight bout between No. 15 ranked UFC featherweight contender Bryce “Thug Nasty” Mitchell and Andre “Touchy” Fili.
Mitchell goes into the bout undefeated in the UFC and will be hoping to keep things that way as he moves towards the top 10 rankings with another dominant showing. Fondly remembered for securing the second twister submission in UFC history in his bout against Matt Sayles. He also previously holds victories against Charles Rosa, Matt Sayles and Bobby Moffett.
Fili comes into the bout having won three of his last four and will be looking to gain back to back wins following his victory over Charles Jourdain. Over the last five years, he has compiled a 6-4 record and will be looking to build on that as he hopes to climb his way up the rankings.
With both athletes equally matched this bout will no doubt help to shape the future of the featherweight ranks and is one not to missed.
On the prelims Welsh UFC middleweight Jack “The Hammer” Marshman takes on American Sean “Tarzan” Strickland who makes his first appearance in the Octagon since October 2018.