The first time they met, Gegard Mousasi utterly dominated Uriah Hall for the entirety of the first round, and you wondered if Hall would even make it off his stool to answer the bell for the second. But he did, and when Mousasi closed the distance, Hall jumped into a spinning hook-kick that just about knocked Mousasi out (the follow up knee and punches sealed the deal). It was a one-in-a-million shot, but hey, a win is a win, and it’s not like Hall isn’t known for those kinds of kicks or something…
The main event for today’s UFC Fight Night 99 had these two rematching. Hall was again the underdog. However, this time Mousasi left no room for error.
For the first four minutes of the bout they traded measures strikes, with Mousasi snapping his foe’s head back with a jab and Hall winging spinning kicks like they were on sale at Walmart and he’d bought a hundred of them.
Then, in the final minute, Mousasi tied him up against the cage, bodylocked him to the canvas, flattened him out and pounded away. Hall had no answer, and those was it.
Redemption. That’s what Mousasi wanted, and that’s what he got.
Results: Gegard Mousasi def. Uriah Hall via TKO (Punches) at 4:31, R1