URIAH HALL VS SEAN STRICKLAND LOWDOWN
A penny for thinking about Uriah Hall (17-9) because it was his shin that wrapped around Chris Weidman’s leg. It was the first punch thrown in his April fight, and it was absolutely heartbreaking to watch. Hall finally gained some momentum before this fight as well. After Paulo Costa devastated him in 2018 and his fourth knockout defeat. he had an impressive three-fight career. He responded by eliminating Bevon Lewis with a brutal right hand, then defeating jiu-jitsu ace Antonio Carlos Junior to win a split decision, then followed up with a fourth-round TKO from legend Anderson Silva, which did that Chapter of his illustrious UFC career closed.
Sean Strickland (23-3) is also getting a little back on track after a moment of spiritual search in 2018. Shortly after he was knocked out by Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos with the K.O. from Nordine Taleb, he was hit by a car while driving. his motorcycle. He incapacitated him for two years after recovering from multiple injuries and knee surgery. He returned last October with a unanimous decision over Jack Marshman, then made up for the lost time by facing Brendan Allen just two weeks later. He went on to knock him out and break Allen’s seven-game winning streak. Strickland returned in May and won a unanimous decision for the fourth time in a row.
FORECAST URIAH HALL VS SEAN STRICKLAND
This is an exciting stylistic combo to top off a rather mediocre-looking card compared to what we’ve had to offer lately. The same question mark is present in all of Hall’s fights, and that is his persistence. All in all, he looks like a globetrotter, but he has a habit of breaking under high pressure. Strickland, on the other hand, is very consistent and this is his chance to get into the top 10.
This should be a foot war and both have the power to cause serious damage. Strickland has the most solid boxing technique, but Hall has the speed advantage and the ability to mix things up with spectacular kicks.
Expect Hall to open with the lightning strike attempting to penetrate Strickland’s high guard. Strickland fights very compact, blocks punches, and shoots a simple 1-2 into the tube. Hall will be aware of this and should resort to hard knees and knees.
Strickland has the style of fighting a good five rounds, but he only fought for 25 minutes once, in 2011 when he defended his KOTC middleweight title for the fourth time against Yusuke Sakashita. This is Hall’s third main event, but he never made it through the fourth round so executing his strategy will be crucial.
If this takes five rounds, a Strickland decision will most likely be made after reading Hall early and calculating the distance, which hits him to sway the judges. If that lands in the hood, reverb is your best option except for a knockout with its explosiveness, but that’ll be close either way.