UFC on ESPN+ 39 breakdown: Does Anderson Silva have enough left to shock Uriah Hall?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for UFC on ESPN+ 39.

UFC on ESPN+ 39 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The event streams on ESPN+.

Uriah Hall (15-9 MMA, 8-7 UFC)

Staple info:

  • Height: 6’0″ Age: 36 Weight: 185 lbs. Reach: 79.5″
  • Last fight: Decision win over Antonia Carlos Jr.(Sept. 14, 2019)
  • Camp: Fortis MMA (Texas)
  • Stance/striking style: Orthodox/kickboxing
  • Risk management: Good

Supplemental info:

+ TUF 17 Finalist
+ 2x Ring of Combat Champion
+ Tiger Schulmann black belt (2nd degree)
+ Regional Muay Thai Titles
+ Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt
+ 11 KO victories
+ 1 Submission win
+ 6 first round finishes
+ KO Power
+ Fast hands and feet
^ Counters and reads well
+ Dynamic kicking arsenal
^ Accurate/deadly spinning attacks
+ Underrated Grappling ability
^ Strong defensive instincts
+/- 2-2 against UFC-level southpaws

Anderson Silva (34-10 MMA, 17-6 UFC)

Staple info:

  • Height: 6’2″ Age: 45 Weight: 185 lbs. Reach: 77″
  • Last fight: TKO loss to Jared Cannonier(May 11, 2019)
  • Camp: Spider Team )Brazil)
  • Stance/striking style: Southpaw/muay Thai
  • Risk management: Good

Supplemental info:

+ Former UFC middleweight champion
+ Regional MMA titles
+ Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt
+ 22 KO victories
+ 4 submission wins
+ 18 first-round finishes
+ KO Power
+ Superb offensive and defensive instinct
^ Deceptive setups and counter strikes
+ Precise striker
^ Intercepts and anticipates
+/-Heavily reliant on head movement
+ Strong clinch/Thai clinch
^ Deadly knees/solid base
+ Good guard retentions and triangle chokes
+/- Lost 6 of last 8 fights

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