Despite winning five of his last six bouts and soaring to the top five in the middleweight division, Gegard Mousasi wants to avenge that one loss in that stretch, and he’ll get that chance on November 19 when he faces No. 10-ranked Uriah Hall in the new main event of UFC Fight Night at The SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The new main event came together when Gunnar Nelson was forced from his bout against Dong Hyun Kim due to injury. Kim will be rescheduled for a future card.
The event will air live on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 12:30pm ET / 9:30am PT.
Currently sporting a three-fight winning streak, the Netherlands’ Mousasi is coming off his biggest UFC win to date, a second round knockout of Vitor Belfort at UFC 204 earlier this month. Now making a quick turnaround, he will attempt to even the score with New York’s Hall, a dynamic striker who delivered the most notable win of his career when he used a series of strikes to score a highlight reel finish of Mousasi in September of 2015. Now “Prime Time” will seek a repeat in his European debut.
A flyweight bout between Kyoji Horiguchi and Ali Bagautinov was rescheduled for this event which was originally from the cancelled UFC Fight Night: Lamas vs. Penn in Manila.
Zak Cummings weighed 172.8 lbs over the welterweight limit of 171 lbs when the fighters stepped on the scale today. As a result, he was fined and it went to his opponent Alexander Yakovlev and the bout will proceed as scheduled at a catchweight.
Here’s the official fight card: