BELFAST, Northern Ireland – No.5 ranked UFC middleweight Gegard Mousasi (40-6-2) is out to settle an old score when he meets Uriah Hall (12-7) this weekend.
The pair meet in the main event of UFC Fight Night 99, a fight which is a rematch of there first meeting at UFC Fight night 75 which took place in September 2015 and saw the man nicknamed “The Dreamcatcher” on the wrong end of a shock highlight reel spinning back kick to the face which stunned the Dutch Armenian fighter and was promptly followed up with a knee to the jaw, brining an end to the contest moments later.
Despite being in title contention after an impressive 2nd-round TKO win over Vitor Belfort at UFC 204, Mousasi has opted to take a detour for a chance at revenge before resuming his quest for UFC gold.
“I felt like I needed to settle the score before I go and fight someone in the top-4 and then fight for the belt. I just an extra fight and you have to fight all of these guys anyway so it doesn’t matter.”
Despite describing the defeat as a “fluke”, entering the rematch the 31-year old isn’t underestimating his opponent but still believes he has the edge and is highly confident he will be the victor come Saturday evening.
“It was the first time that I lost that way so it was difficult because I felt like I was the better fighter but I just got caught, those things happen, you live by the sword, you die by the sword as they say. So now I’m going to show that I will be victorious the next time.”
UFC Fight Night 99 takes place at SSE Arena in Belfast and is LIVE exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.
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