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UFC 175: Uriah Hall Vs. Thiago Santos

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Uriah Hall vs. Thiago Santos

We return to the middleweight division, as Uriah Hall tries to put together a win streak against Thiago Santos.

Hall (8-4) is coming off a TKO victory over Chris Leben in December, snapping a two-fight losing skid. Santos (9-2) earned his first Octagon win when he defeated Ronny Markes in March.

Round 1: Hall taking kicks and punches from Santos to start, likely feeling him out to get a sense for the power he possesses. Spinning back-fist from Hall forces Santos to get defensive, throwing a leg kick in retaliation. Probably the most loose Hall has been since his early fights on TUF, as he is very relaxed looking here to start. Now, with each kick thrown from Santos, Hall is countering with straight rights. Hall’s leg appears to be injured, as he is limping around after the kicks delivered from Santos. He’s also checking the kicks now, a sure sign of an injury and/or damage. Left hook by Hall and he goes on the offensive, walking forward and hitting Santos with a huge right. Straight jab and Hall is showing excellent movement.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hall

Round 2: Hall has a broken toe on his right foot and the Octagon-side doctor seems dead-set on calling a stop to this one. He talked with the ref, but we are going to continue with the fight. His corner told the doctor it was broke before, but Hall comes out with urgency, as it is obvious they were just saying that to keep the fight going. Exchange of leg kicks and Hall begins the march forward yet again. Despite a broken toe, Hall’s moving pretty good. He catches a leg kick and pushes Santos down.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Santos

Round 3: Despite the doctor seemingly wanting to call this, things will continue – mangled toe and all. Hall with a huge right hand that lands. No idea how he is putting any weight on his injured right foot, but he is. Spinning back kick with the broken foot. The wound is now open and we have a break after a low blow. If the doctor gets a look at the foot, we might have an end to this one. Santos goes for a takedown, pulling on the leg with the injured toe.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hall

Uriah Hall def. Thiago Santos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)