UFC legend Anderson Silva may return to the Octagon to fight Uriah Hall at UFC 198 in Brazil on May 14th according to a new report from Sherdog.com.
Silva return to action last month in London after a drug suspension and suffered an upset loss on the scorecards to Michael Bisping.
The result was controversial as the former long-reigning champion had appeared to KO ‘The Count’ in the third round with a flying knee, but since it happened right as the bell was sounding for the end of the round the referee didn’t wave the fight off and so the bout continued and eventually went to the scorecards.
Silva complained of corrupt judges afterwards, but nonetheless the fact remains that he has now gone without a win in his last four fights (keeping in mind that his victory over Nick Diaz at UFC 183 in 2015 was amended to a no-contest ruling due to his failed drug tests).
Now Silva will go on to fight Hall who is coming off a unanimoud decision loss to Robert Whittaker at UFC 193 in November of last year which ended a two-fight winning streak for the former TUF finalist.
Like Silva, Hall is an exciting, creative striker, so this has the potential to be a thriller.
UFC 198 already has a couple of major fights scheduled for the top end of the card, with Fabricio Werdum set to defend his heavyweight title against Stipe Miocic in the main event of the evening, while Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza is set to fight Vitor Belfort in the co-main event.