Report: Uriah Hall-Antonio Carlos Jr. Slated for UFC Vancouver

By Jay Pettry Jun 13, 2019

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship has added an intriguing middleweight bout to its upcoming Fight Night card in September in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

According to Combate on Thursday, Uriah Hall (14-9) will face Antonio Carlos Jr. (10-3, 1 NC) at UFC Fight Night 158 in a battle between two ranked middleweights.

Hall handed Bevon Lewis his first professional defeat when he knocked out "The Extraordinary Gentleman" in the third round at UFC 232 last December. Going 2-4 in his last six dating back to 2015, Hall lost thrice by knockout while finishing Krzysztof Jotko and the aforementioned Lewis in his two victories. "Primetime" has stopped his opponent in 12 of his 14 career wins.

Carlos Jr. recently had his five-fight win streak snapped at the hands of Ian Heinisch last month at UFC Fight Night 152. Prior to the decision loss, "Cara de Sapato" had submitted the likes of Tim Boetsch, Jack Marshman and Eric Spicely on his win streak. Tapping all three by rear-naked choke, he became one of four fighters in UFC history to ever submit three straight opponents with that submission.

UFC Fight Night 158 will take place reportedly in Vancouver, Canada, at a to-be-announced venue on Sept. 14. No headlining bouts have been scheduled for the card at this time, although a heavyweight clash between Marcin Tybura and Augusto Sakai might take place at the event.

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