Well, it’d be hard for Dana White to question whether Uriah Hall wants to be a fighter after 2015.
Having already accumulated a 3-1 record from four Octagon appearances this year, “Primetime” looks to go 4-1 when replacing an injured Michael Bisping at UFC 193 on Nov. 15.
— UFC Aus/New Zealand (@UFC_AUSNZ) October 1, 2015
The Englishman announced Wednesday on UFC Tonight that he’d need to undergo minor surgery to repair his elbow, forcing him to withdraw from a bout with the UFC’s 14th-ranked Robert Whittaker at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia. Later that night, it was announced that Hall — only four days removed from the greatest victory of his career — would be stepping in for “The Count.”
It’ll be a little less than a two-month layoff in between Hall’s highlight-reel victory against former DREAM and Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi and his matchup with Australia’s Whittaker, who currently finds himself in the midst of a three-fight winning streak.
The Aussie fighter’s only suffered two defeats inside of the Octagon, dropping a split decision to former TUF winner Court McGee and suffering a first-round TKO to Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. He last faced Brad Tavares, finishing the Hawaiian fighter in the first round at UFC Fight Night 65 in May.
Hall and Whittaker take the stage at an event headlined by both of the UFC’s female champions, as Ronda Rousey looks to defend her bantamweight title against Holly Holm in the main event and Joanna Jedrzejczyk takes on Valerie Letourneau in the co-main slot.