The legendary Anderson Silva will step into the Octagon for the final time at UFC Vegas 12 against a man who was once dubbed “the next Anderson Silva,” Uriah Hall. Cageside Press has its picks set.
|Ryan Fortune (132-62)
|Jay Anderson (125-69)
|Joe McDonagh (109-73)
|Josh Evanoff (106-76)
|Gabriel Gonzalez (109-85)
|Dan Doherty (105-84)
|Dylan Bowker (93-77)
|Justin Gibbons (86-72)
|Eddie Law (72-68)
The main event of UFC Vegas 12 features once of the best to ever step inside the cage, Anderson Silva, taking on the always intriguing Uriah Hall. Times have been tough for Silva, who has just one win since his legendary title reign ended in 2013. He’ll look to close out his career on top with a win over Hall, who has won three of his last four with a pair of knockouts. Silva was slightly favored, receiving five of nine picks.
In the co-main event, Bryce Mitchell will look to continue his rise through the UFC when he takes on the consistently inconsistent Andre Fili. Mitchell is undefeated at 13-0 with four wins in the UFC, displaying stellar grappling in all of them. Fili is 9-6 in the Octagon and has yet to win three fights in a row in the UFC. All but two writers picked Mitchell.
Greg Hardy returns to the cage against Maurice Greene. Hardy, a disgraced former NFL All-Pro, has had a messy MMA career with a 3-2 record in the Octagon with one no contest and one of the losses being a disqualification. Greene is 4-2 with the promotion and hit a miraculous arm-triangle from his back in his last fight. Hardy was picked by six of nine writers.
Kevin Holland will look for his fourth win in 2020 against short-notice opponent Charlie Ontiveros. This is Holland’s third scheduled opponent for the card. Ontiveros is 11-6 heading into his debut with four knockouts and two submissions. Holland was unanimously picked.
Like Holland, Bobby Green is seeking his fourth win of the year against Thiago Moises. Since returning from a surprise retirement in 2018, Green is 3-1 with all three of the wins being his most recent fights. Moises is 2-2 in the Octagon and is coming off a win over Michael Johnson. Green was unanimously picked.