Uriah Hall vs. Sean Strickland added to UFC 265 on Aug. 7

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Ranked middleweight contenders Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland will square off this summer.

Hall (17-9 MMA, 10-7 UFC) meets Strickland (23-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) at UFC 265, which takes place Aug. 7 at a location and venue that has yet to be announced.

A person with knowledge of the matchup confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie on Friday but asked to remain anonymous because the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. ESPN was first to report the news.

Hall is coming off a first-round TKO win over former middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 261 in April. Just 17 seconds into the fight, Hall checked a leg kick, which snapped Weidman’s leg in half in one of the most gruesome injuries to ever take place in the octagon. The 36-year-old “Ultimate Fighter” finalist has won four straight, including three by of finish.

Strickland also is on a four-fight winning streak. Since returning from a two-year layoff due to a motorcycle accident, Strickland has won three straight, most recently defeating Krzysztof Jotko by unanimous decision at UFC on ESPN 23 earlier this month.

With the addition, UFC 265 now includes:

  • Champ Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena – for women’s bantamweight title

  • Vince Morales vs. Drako Rodriguez

  • Johnny Munoz vs. Jamey Simmons

  • Uriah Hall vs. Sean Strickland


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