After their second stint on “Fight Island” ended with UFC 254 last weekend, the UFC returns to Las Vegas, to make history of another sort. In short, it’s the end of an era, as Anderson Silva will make the walk to the octagon for what is expected to be the final time.
At 45, Silva isn’t the fighter he once was. But he remains the greatest middleweight of all time. His spot in the Hall of Fame, and record books, secure. For his last tango (knowing how MMA retirements go, there’s still a maybe here), the UFC has paired him up with Uriah Hall. Which could lead to a dazzling striking display — or make fans wish the bout had been booked years earlier.
Tune in Friday starting at 12PM ET for the official weigh-in for UFC Vegas 12.
Three fighters initially missed weight Friday, although Greg Hardy was given an hour and successfully made weight on his second attempt. The flyweight fight between Cortney Casey and Priscila Cachoeira was scrapped when the Brazilian hit weight cutting troubles, then suffered a fall.
UFC Vegas 12: Silva vs. Hall Weigh-In Results
Middleweight: Uriah Hall (186) vs. Anderson Silva (184)
Featherweight: Andre Fili (146) vs. Bryce Mitchell (146)
Middleweight: Kevin Holland (185.5) vs. Charlie Ontiveros (182.5)
Heavyweight: Maurice Greene (250) vs. Greg Hardy (264.5)**
Lightweight: Bobby Green (155) vs. Thiago Moises (156)
Lightweight: Chris Gruetzemacher (155.5) vs. Alexander Hernandez (155.5)
Bantamweight: Adrian Yanez (135.5) vs. Victor Rodriguez (133)
Middleweight: Sean Strickland (185.5) vs. Jack Marshman (187.5)***
Welterweight: Cole Williams (175.5)* vs. Jason Witt (170.5)
Light Heavyweight: Dustin Jacoby (204) vs. Justin Ledet (205.5)
Women’s Flyweight: Cortney Casey vs. Priscila Cachoeira
Bantamweight: Miles Johns (135) vs. Kevin Natividad (134.5)
* Williams missed non-title welterweight limit by 4.5lbs
** Hardy missed the heavyweight non-title limit by 0.5lbs and was given one hour to make weight. He later made weight at 264.5
*** Jack Marshman was 1.5lbs over the non-title middleweight limit