Fight fans in Australia, rejoice! The UFC 193 card keeps getting better and better.
Coupled with the enormous main event of Ronda Rousey defending her UFC Women’s Bantamweight world title against Holly Holm, it’s been confirmed today that exciting rising star Uriah Hall will be joining the card as well.
Hall will take on Robert Whittaker in a middleweight bout, with Hall’s presence brought in as a short-notice replacement for Michael Bisping.
Bisping was to have fought on the card, set to take place on November 15th in front of a probable World Record UFC crowd at Etihad Stadium, however Brit has reportedly been sidelined due to forced elbow surgery.
Uriah Hall is a Jamaican middleweight fighter who first came to the attention of fight fans globally after finishing as a runner-up on The Ultimate Fighter back in 2013.
Hall enters the bout with a professional record of 12-5, including 5-1 across his last 6 bouts.
His last fight – a victorious effort against Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs Nelson back in September in Japan – earned him Performance of the Night honours, after he ended the bout in the second round with a vicious spinning back kick/knee-to-the-face/punches combo.
If you missed Uriah Hall’s spinning back kick — here it is. #UFCJapan pic.twitter.com/yGllE2WOC5
— David Kano (@TheDKano) September 28, 2015
Tickets are still available for the historic card in Melbourne, but they are selling fast.
If you’ve got any interest in mixed martial arts – even in passing – you’d be absolutely kidding yourself to miss out on this.
Photo: Ken Ishii via Getty Images.