Chris Leben vs. Uriah Hall
In what many feel is a loser-leaves-town bout, middleweights Chris Leben (22-10) and Uriah Hall (7-4) will conclude the prelims for this evening.
Leben, who holds the UFC record for most bouts in the division at 22, hasn’t won since 2011 and is just 4-4 in his last eight overall. Hall is still searching for his first “official” Octagon win since becoming a household name on The Ultimate Fighter.
Round 1: Hall with a huge flying knee that sends Leben to the canvas. Leben recovers and comes out throwing back at Hall. Here we go. Leben just misses a big left and has Hall backtracking. Another knee just misses the chin of Leben, as Hall has a nine-inch height advantage. Nice right uppercut by Hall gets through, as “The Crippler” is bleeding. Leben grabs the clinch, and Hall answers back with a knee to the face. Leben getting off better offense now, not throwing as wildly as he was earlier in the round. Hall drops Leben again and pounces, landing a flurry of shots as the horn sounds.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hall
Round 2: Leben told his corner that the fight was over. He asked if he had been knocked out, and told his coaches he was done.
Uriah Hall def. Chris Leben via TKO