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UFC Fight Night 99 fight card: Gegard Mousasi vs Uriah Hall full fight preview

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) top 10-ranked Middleweights Gegard Mousasi and Uriah Hall will rematch this Saturday (Nov. 19, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 99 inside The SSE Arena in Belfast, northern Ireland.

Mousasi enters this bout on the longest win streak of his UFC career, and he recently moved into the Top 5 Middleweight rankings. This is an important match up for him, as Mousasi can avenge a previous loss and continue building momentum toward a potential title shot. On the other hand, things have not gone well for Hall since his upset win over “Dreamcatcher,” losing his last two bouts, which makes this a pivotal fight for “Primetime.”

Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both athletes:

Gegard Mousasi
Record: 39-7-2
Key Wins: Vitor Belfort (UFC 204), Thales Leites (UFC Fight Night 84), Dan Henderson (UFC on FOX 14)
Key Losses: Ronaldo Souza (UFC Fight Night 50), Uriah Hall (UFC Fight Night 75), Lyoto Machida (UFC Fight Night 36)
Keys to Victory: Mousasi is an expert technician, one of the most well-rounded fighters in the division. He’s a smart kickboxer, slick submission artist and surprisingly effective wrestler. There’s a reason he has won so many fights.

In the first round of their last fight, Mousasi put a real beating on Hall from top position. His opponent managed to reverse all that with a massive spin kick, but the takedown is still a viable path to victory this time around. Really, Mousasi’s key here is to avoid forcing anything. He ate the kick last time because Mousasi was in a hurry to level change into the shot, but there’s no need. Mousasi is perfectly capable of competing — and likely winning — on the feet with Hall, so he needs to stay patient and wait for an opening.

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