The Ultimate Fighting Championship will set its anchor in Ireland for the first time in over a year as UFC Fight Night 99 “Mousasi vs. Hall 2” will invade the SSE Arena in Belfast. Headlining the event will be the rematch between middleweights Uriah Hall and Gegard Mousasi.
Mousasi was the last man that Hall has beaten, which came via spectacular second-round knockout. In that bout, on the UFC Fight Night 75 card, Hall levelled “The Dreamcatcher” with a flying knee and follow-up punches. However, the Dutch veteran has been on fire, having won three straight bouts and has set his sights on the UFC’s middleweight crown. Mousasi looked terrific at Friday’s weigh-ins and has vowed to wreck shop during his rematch with Hall; he weighed 184 pounds.
Hall, meanwhile, has dropped his last two bouts and is in desperate need of a win. He had won five of six before dropping back-t-back bouts to Robert Whitaker and Derek Brunson, the latter coming via first-round knockout. Like Mousasi, the New Yorker looked ready to go on the scale and nailed it, coming in at 185 pounds.
The co-feature will see Ross Pearson taking on Steven Ray in a pivotal matchup. Pearson tipped the scale at 156 while Ray clocked in at 155.
Also of note, lightning struck once again for Ian McCall, who has been removed from the card due to illness. The flyweight's bout with Neil Seery (126) has been pulled, marking the fourth time in recent months that McCall has had a fight cancelled.
UFC Fight Night 99 will be streamed live and in its entirety on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 12:15 p.m. ET/9:15 a.m. PT.
UFC Fight Night 99 Weigh-in Results:Uriah Hall (185) vs. Gegard Mousasi (184)
Ross Pearson (156) vs. Steven Ray (155)
Timothy Johnson (264) vs. Alexander Volkov (249)
Teruto Ishihara (146) vs. Artem Lobov (144)
Neil Seery (126) vs. Ian McCall (Did Not Weigh In)
Magnus Cedenblad (185) vs. Jack Marshman (184)
Ali Bagautinov (126) vs. Kyoji Horiguchi (125)
Kevin Lee (155) vs. Magomed Mustafaev (156)
Amanda Bobby Cooper (116) vs. Anna Elmose (116)
Mark Godbeer (238) vs. Justin Ledet (240)
Zak Cummings (*172.8) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (171)
Milana Dudieva (135) vs. Marion Reneau (135)
Brett Johns (136) vs. Kwan Ho Kwak (136)
Abdul Razak Alhassan (170) vs. Charlie Ward (169)
* Cummings missed weight and will be fined. The McCall-Seery fight has been canned.