UFC Vegas 12 was heavily promoted by the UFC as the final dance of “The Spider.” Anderson Silva began his UFC career in 2006, and shot to stardom as the most dominant middleweight champion in promotional history. While his title reign came to an ended years back against Chris Weidman, Silva stuck around — with the ride not coming to a stop until Halloween.
Opposite the UFC legend in his final fight was Uriah Hall, a man once compared quite favorably to Silva himself. The Ultimate Fighter alum was known for flashy, explosive knockouts, much like the Brazilian ex-champ. But Hall, though a few years younger and with time left, had never managed to put his skills together consistently enough to make his way to a title fight.
With two wins heading into UFC Vegas 12, however, that could very well change with a big performance. Even at 45, past his prime, and in his retirement bout, a win over Anderson Silva still meant something.
Following the UFC Vegas 12 card, airing live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, tune in for the post-fight press conference. The live stream can be found in the embed above. The presser is scheduled to get underway at 10:15PM ET (time subject to change).