For the final time.
@SpiderAnderson hits the scales for one last dance. #UFCVegas12 pic.twitter.com/iDE2EhDGun — UFC (@ufc) October 30, 2020
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Editor's note: The article has been updated at 3:00 p.m. ET on Oct. 30 to reflect that Greg Hardy officially made weight.
A few Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters may have cracked into their Halloween candy a little early this weekend.
After another eventful stint on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the UFC returns to Las Vegas. Headlining the first-ever UFC Halloween event is former middleweight king Anderson Silva taking on Uriah Hall. It’s been over seven years since Silva (34-10, 1 NC) has held UFC gold. He’s won only one fight in his last eight, having been awarded a decision over Derek Brunson. His last two fights saw “The Spider” lose a decision to Israel Adesanya and get stopped by Jared Cannonier. Silva successfully weighed in at 184 pounds in what could be the final bout of his career.
After a dazzling stint on “The Ultimate Fighter,” Hall (15-9) lost his first two fights inside the Octagon by split decision. Since then, he’s developed into a fringe middleweight contender having won eight of his last 13. “Primetime” is currently on a two-fight win streak with a knockout over Bevon Lewis and a split decision over Antonio Carlos Jr. to his credit. Unlike multiple other fighters on the card, Hall had no issue making weight and officially weighed 186 pounds.
The fight between Cortney Casey and Priscila Cachoeira is off due to Cachoeira’s inability to make weight. Cachoeira’s request to have the flyweight bout moved to bantamweight granted by the UFC, the Brazilian subsequently slipped in a bathtub and hit her head to knock her out of the fight like Renan Barao and Zak Cummings in the past. Additionally, Jack Marshman (187.5)** had weight issues, coming in 1.5 pounds heavy for his middleweight scrap against Sean Strickland. Like he did in his last fight, Cole Williams (175.5)*** missed weight badly, coming in 4.5 pounds heavy ahead of his welterweight bout against Jason Witt. Finally, Greg Hardy (264.5)* was very nearly the first UFC heavyweight to miss weight, hitting 266.5 pounds on his first go-round, only to come back and weigh in under the 266-pound cap.
UFC Fight Night 181 will stream in its entirety on ESPN+. The preliminary card starts at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, while the five-fight main card kicks off at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
UFC Fight Night 181 Weigh-in Results:Uriah Hall (186) vs. Anderson Silva (184)
Bryce Mitchell (146) vs. Andre Fili (146)
Greg Hardy (264.5)* vs. Maurice Greene (250)
Kevin Holland (185.5) vs. Charlie Ontiveros (182.5)
Bobby Green (155) vs. Thiago Moises (156)
Alexander Hernandez (155.5) vs. Chris Gruetzemacher (155.5)
Adrian Yanez (135.5) vs. Victor Rodriguez (133)
Sean Strickland (185.5) vs. Jack Marshman (187.5)**
Jason Witt (170.5) vs. Cole Williams (175.5)***
Dustin Jacoby (204) vs. Justin Ledet (205.5)
Miles Johns (135) vs. Kevin Natividad (134.5)
* Hardy initially missed weight by .5 pounds, but came back to hit his proper marks.
** Marshman missed weight by 1.5 pounds and has been fined 20 percent of his purse.
*** Williams missed weight by 4.5 pounds and has been fined 40 percent of his purse.