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UFC on ESPN+ 39 live results: Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC On ESPN+ 39: Hall vs. Silva, emanating from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Octagon returns to the Fight Capital Of The World as UFC action is back at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, with the first event back from Fight Island featuring one of the biggest stars in the history of the UFC in his potential retirement fight.

Former UFC Middleweight Champion and living legend Anderson Silva steps into the Octagon for possibly the final time as he takes on Uriah Hall in the five-round main event. Silva, 45, stated last week that it was time to step away after this fight, and he gets an interesting opponent for his final fight as Hall looks for his third straight win. This is a fight that has been attempted to be made for years and it finally happens on this Halloween evening.

In the co-main event, it is a battle of rising featherweights as Andre Fili looks to hand Bryce Mitchell the first loss of his career. Also on the main card is a heavyweight bout between Maurice Greene and Greg Hardy, a middleweight bout between Kevin Holland and newcomer Charlie Ontiveros, and a lightweight fight as Bobby Green takes on Thiago Moises.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.


> Miles Johns (10-1, 1-1 UFC) vs. Kevin Natividad (9-1, 0-0 UFC)

Natividad with early Octagon control. John goes for a takedown 45 seconds in and they end up in a cage clinch. Separation at 90 seconds with neither guy doing any damage. Natividad throwing jabs from distance. Johns mainly with leg kicks early. Johns with a nice punch combo midway through the round. Johns gets a takedown but Natividad right up. Natvidad missing on most of his strikes with Johns throwing some nice counters. Natividad backs up Johns with some body punches. Johns with a takedown attempt ending up in a cage clinch. Natividad rocks him with a punch to the head on the way out of the clinch. Natividad bleeding from a cut on the nose. Nice punch combo from Natividad with 20 seconds left. Close round, 10-9 Johns

Natividad takes over Octagon control to start the 2nd. Both corners felt Johns won the first as did most of the scores appearing on screen. Johns with a takedown 1:15 but Natividad right up. John controlling the cage clinch. Johns with a 24-13 advantage in signifcant strikes landed. Johns lands some knees to the legs. Ref warns them to work. Natividad lands some elbows to the head with his back to the cage. Ref breaks it up at 2:30. Natividad advancing with punches. Johns answering back with jabs. Natividad tries a flying knee but misses. Both guys land hard jabs with 90 seconds left. Natividad with a head kick followed by a punch combo. Natividad stuffed on a takedown attempt. Johns with a spinning back fist. Natividad with a hard kick to the body. Johns with a takedown attempt. Johns with a 21-18 advantage in significant strikes landed in round 2. Another close round, 10-9 Johns, 20-18 overall

Once again, Natividad has early Octagon control in the 3rd. Natividad rocks Johns with a hard punch 30 seconds in. His corner told him he needs a finish. Natividad with a nice punch combo. Johns back to throwing leg kicks. Johns stuffed on a takedown attempt 2 minutes in. Johns controlling a cage clinch. They separate on their own and Johns knocks him out cold with an uppercut on the way out of it. 

Official result - Miles Johns (11-1) by KO (punch) at 2:51 of the 3rd round

> Dustin Jacoby (12-5, 0-2 UFC) vs. Justin Ledet (9-3 1 NC, 3-3 UFC)
Light Heavyweights

Jacoby is fighting for the first time in UFC since 2012. Jacoby throwing leg kicks to start. Jacoby rocks Ledet with a punch combo. Ledet lands a couple jabs at 1:45. Ledet just misses with a wild uppercut. Jacoby with another punch combo after a hard leg kick. Ledet answers back with hard jabs. Jacoby knocks Ledet down with a leg kcik and then punces on him with hammer fists. Ledet back up and Jacoby drops him with a punch and it's over. 

Official result - Dustin Jacoby (13-5) by KO (punch) at 2:38

This was announced as a TKO but pretty clearly a KO as he dropped him with the uppercut  and didn't even need to follow up. 

> Cole Williams (11-2, 0-1 UFC) vs. Jason Witt (17-6, 0-1 UFC)
Welterweights* (Williams missed weight by 4.5 pounds)

Witt gets a takedown 15 seconds in. Witt takes the back. Witt with a headlock attempt but Williams doing a good job defending it. Witt cradles him and then moves into half guard. Witt landing punches to the head and body. Witt with some hammer fists as he tries to advance position. Witt mixing in elbows with the punches to the head as Williams looks lost on his back. Williams lands some punches to the head from his back finally with 2 minutes left. More punches to the body and head from Witt. Witt is busted open above the left eye. and it's the kind of cut that could stop the fight as it's really deep. Williams landing more punches from his back but they've got nothing on them. Witt with a triangle attempt from his back but Witt landing hard punches to end the round. 10-8 Witt

Williams advancing to start round 2 and comes out smiling despite the bleeding. Witt with an Oklahoma Stampede takedown 45 seconds in. Witt quickly moves into mount. Williams gives up his back. Witt tries for his signature rear naked choke but Williams escapes but is back being mounted. Witt with a head and arm choke and Williams taps quickly. 

Official result - Jason Witt (18-6) by submission (head and arm choke)

> Sean Strickland (20-3, 7-3 UFC) vs. Jack Marshman (23-9, 3-4 UFC)
Middleweights* (Marshman missed weight by 1.5 pounds)

Strickland advancing to start and immediately gets Marshman's back to the cage. Marshman throwing punches while retreating. Strickland seems to be waiting for hi pot and then throws a nice punch combo 90 seconds in. Nice punch exchange at 1:45 with Marshman probably landing the hardest shot. Strickland also mixing in leg kicks. Strickland backs up Marshman with a punch combo following nice right cross. Strickland lands another combo including a hard body shot. Strickland backs up Marshman with a punch combo and then lands a series of punches on the cage, including more punches to the body. Strickland with a 21-6 advantage in head strikes landed 4 minutes in. Marshman lands a hard right with 15 seconds left. 10-9 Strickland

Significant strike count in round 1 was 36-21 for Strickland, who starts off round 2 with Octagon control again. Strickland with a great combo that rocks Marshman 45 seconds in. Marshman starting to advance 90 seconds in as he's getting desparate. He's also cut and bleeding below his right eye. Marshman with a nice combo including a body shot 2 minutes in. Marshman throwing leg kicks as well. Strickland with a solid combo at 2:45. Strickland also landing hard jabs. Strickland doing a good job getting out of the way of Marshman's strikes in the 2nd half of the round. Nice punch exchange at 4:00 with both guys landing hard shots. Strikland with a 16-8 advantage in strikes landed in round 2. Strickland with a nice punch combo with 10 seconds left. 10-9 Strickland, 20-18

Strickland immediately takes control to start the third. Strickland picking Marshman off with jabs. Strickland lands a nice punch combo after some trash talking. Marshman answers back with some nice shots. Strikland trying to get Marshman to throw down in the centre after circling the cage for most of the fight. More trash talking from Strickland. Marshman landing some nice shots and opens a small cut under Strickland's left eye. Marshman looking frantic while Strickland is very measured with his striking. Strickland asking Marshman why he won't fall. Commentators just shutting up so we can hear the Strickland trash talking, which is entertaining. Another nice combo from Strickland at 3:15. Strickland with a 63-14 advantage in head strikes landed. Strickland says that if Marshman won't go down, he can't get a bonus. Strickland says "I'll give you a chance to win, just go hard". He's landing everything he's throwing while trash talking and Marshman is a bloody mess. The 3rd round was a lot of fun. 10-9 Strickland, 30-27 overall

Official result - Sean Strickland (21-3) by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)

Media scores were all for Strickland and all were 30-27. 

> Adrian Yanez (11-3, 0-0 UFC) vs. Victor Rodriguez (7-2, 0-0 UFC)

Rodriguez with a takedown attempt to start and they end up in a cage clinch. Rodriguez lands some knees to the body. They separate at 1:15. Yanez with a nice punch combo. Rodriguez with another takedown attempt stuffed. Yanez with another punch combo that rocks Rodriguez at 2 minutes. Yanez targets the body with some punches. Yanez drops Rodriguez with a head punch but lets him back up. Rodriguez lands some nice shots. Yanez drops him again with a punch but it might have been a slip. Yanez with a punch combo and then knocks him out cold with a head kick. 

Official result - Adrian Yanez (12-3) by KO (head kick) at 2:46

Yanez said that he was telling his coach that he would win with a head kick. On the replay, he looked like he was kicking a field goal and Rodriguez head offered up as much defence as the football usually does in that scenario. 

> Chris Gruetzemacher (14-3, 2-2 UFC) vs. Alexander Hernandez (11-3, 3-2 UFC)

Greutzemacher, aka Gritz, is returning after almost 2 years off. A lot of that going on in this show. Gritz throwing hard leg kicks to start. Hernandez answering back with kicks as well, mixing in some high kicks. Hernamdez with a nice punch combo. Gritz starting to establish Octagon control but eating strikes from Hernandez. Huge head kick from Hernandez but Gritz completely no-sells it. Head kick and a punch to the head by Hernandez. Incredible punch combo follows and Gritz drops to the mat like a rock and the ref stops it. 

Official result - Alexander Hernandez (12-3) by TKO (punches) at 1:46


> Bobby Green (27-10-1, 8-5-1 UFC) vs. Thiago Moises (13-4, 2-2 UFC)

Green is looking to be the first fighter to get 4 UFC wins in 2020. Moises throwing kicks, both high and low, to start. Green slowly establishing Octagon control. Moises with a nice punch/kick combo along the cage. More leg kicks from Moises and Green is forced to switch stances early. Nice punch exchange at 1:45 with both guys landing good shots. Moises with a slam takedown and then takes the back. Green reverses position. Moises to his knee but Green takes the neck. Moises escapes and both to their feet. Green looks like he's teeing Moises up and then lands a nice punch combo. Green with his hands down and doesn't look afraid of Moises at all. Nice body punch combo from Green with 90 seconds left. Moises with a punch combo that hurts Green. Green complaining about an eye poke but ref lets it continue. Green with a kick combo with 30 seconds left. Green with a punch combo right before the buzzer. 10-9 Moiises but close

Green rocks Moises with a counter early in the 2nd. Green with a takedown attempt 1:00 in. Green trips him to complete it at 1:15. Moises up right away but eats some punches to the head on the way up. Moises takes the back standing. Moises drags him down and secures a reverse heel hook. Green trying to kick his way out of it but Moises won't let go. Green escapes and both to their feet at 2:15. That's how Moises finished Michael Johnson in his last fight. Green backs up Moises with punches and Moises seems to be tiring. Green with a nice punch combo. Moises with his back to the cage and not throwing much of anything anymore. Moises does rock Green with a punch combo and a head kick. Green with a 45-13 advantage in strikes landed, most of that in the 2nd. Green walking into some punches in the last 30 seconds as he seems really confident. He's got this round but Moises with some momentum at hte end. 10-9 Green, 19-19 overall

Green's corner tells him that he needs the third although most scorecards I've seen disagree with me and have him up 20-18. Better safe than sorry. Green with a nice punch combo 45 seconds in. Green still marching forward with his hands down. Moises with kicks to the legs and body. Nice punch combo with both guys landing hard. Green cut and bleeding heavily around his right eye. Moises lands a nice punch combo that backs up Green. Green targets the body with punches. Moises with a nice punch combo. Green with a 66-28 advantage in significant strikes landed. Green gets a takedown but Moises right up. Moises takes over control of the cage clinch with 90 seconds left and drags Green to the mat. Green throwing elbows to the head as Moises takes his back on the ground. Moises not doing much but holding Green down. Moises lands some punches to the head and Green gets to his feet with 30 seconds left. Moises firing away with punches and kicks. Green fires back. Green with a punch combo right before the buzzer. Another close round. 10-9 Green, 29-28 overall

Official result - Thiago Moises (14-4) by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)

Media scores were 73% for Green but this wasn't a robbery by any stretch. Rounds 1 and 3 were very close and 29-28 either way or 30-27 Green were all appropriate scores. This kind of fight is usually a split decision as it's rare that all 3 judges will give 2 close rounds to the same guy. Some people on social media claiming it's a bad decision because Green outstruck him heavily but most of that was in the 2nd round and Moises was landing the harder shots and doing the most damage, which the judges see and they don't see the stats. 

> Kevin Holland (19-5, 6-2 UFC) vs. Charlie Ontiveros (11-6, 0-0 UFC)

Ontiveros knocks Holland down with a spinning punch in the first exchange but it might have been more of a slip. Holland takes him down hard 30 seconds in and right into side control. Ontiveros with a guillotine on the way down and then transitions into kind of a Von Flue choke. Holland into north/south position and then back to side control. Holland escapes the choke and lands punches to the body and head. Holland with hard elbows to the head. Ontiveros again looking for the choke but he's in a bad position to secure it. Holland with hard elbows to the body. Ontiveros to his feet but Holland throws him back down. Ref frantically calls for hte action to stop and Ontiveros is down on his back and not moving. Ref is warning him not to move so he may have done something to his neck. Looks like he may have been knocked out on the takedown. 

Official result - Kevin Holland (20-5) by verbal submission

Holland was jawing with midldeweight champ Israel Adesanya after the fight. It's too early for a title shot for him but he's probably just 2 wins over ranked contenders away from that. With 4 straight wins in the divison, it's time he gets a top 15 guy next. 

Ontiveros taken out of the Octagon on a stretcher and it looked like he may have suffered damage to his neck. 

Holland asked for a fight with Mike Perry at 185 on November 21st and said that UFC also wants him to fight on December 12th and he'll do that too and even fight one more time before Christmas because he's here to break records. 

Dana White confirmed that Ontiveros has a neck injury but said he has feeling in his arms and legs which is good news. 

> Maurice Greene (9-4, 4-2 UFC) vs. Greg Hardy (6-2 1 NC, 3-2 1 NC UFC)

Greene nearly became the first UFC heavyweight in history to miss weight but managed to cut after his initital weight in. Hardy knocks down Greene in the first exchange and all over him with ground and pound. Greene trying to tie him up along the cage. Hardy dropping elbows to the head and body and also landing punches to the body. Hardy settles into half guard and both guys are breathing really heavy less than 2 minutes in. Hardy lands some hard elbows to the head. Hardy postures up and lands hard elbows and punches to the head and then stands up,, forcing Green up. Green throwing a lot of leg kicks. Hardy lands a hard body kick and follows up with a right cross to the head. Hardy lands a hard leg kicks that rocks Greene. Hardy continues to land the leg kicks, forcing Greene to switch stances. Hardy with a 25-4 advantage in significant strikes landed. Greene lands a nice punch combo at the buzzer. 10-9 Hardy

Hardy got a stern warning for eye gouging between rounds. Greene out firing with punches. Hardy continuing with the leg kicks and he's looking pretty tired. Hardy knocks Greene down with a punch and all over him with hammer firsts on the ground. Hardy on his back and firing away with punches to the head and the ref has no choice but to stop it as he was eating a lot of damage. 

Official result - Greg Hardy (7-2) by TKO (punches) at 1:12 of the 2nd round

Hardy was breathing really heavy in his post-fight interview but said he could fight again next weekend if they need him to. 

> Bryce Mitchell (#15, 13-0, 4-0 UFC) vs. Andre Fili (21-7, 9-6 UFC)

Mitchell gets a takedown 30 seconds in after Fili was doing all kinds of movement and threatening strikes but not throwing much. Mitchell right into mount. Fili manages to escape and almost to his feet but Mitchell gets him right down again. Mitchell into half guard after briefly securing mount again. Fili scrambles to his feet 2 minutes in but Mitchell brings him right down again. Mitchell with hard punches to the body. Mitchel into side control midway through the round. Mitchell tries to move into mount but Fili to his feet and Mitchell drags him right down again. Mitchell quickly into mount. Mitchell landing elbows to the head and Fili trying to pop out of mount but eating punches to the head. Fili managing to briefly work him to guard but Mitchell regains mount. Fili manages to reverse into top position and immediately got to his feet and backs up so Mitchell has to follow. Mitchell takes him down again with 30 seconds left. Mitchell landing punches to the body as the round ends. 10-9 Mitchell

Mitchell landing head strikes and body kicks to open round 2. Fili sprawls out of a takedown attempt 30 seconds in. Fili pushing the action for the first time. Nice punch exchange 45 seconds in and Fili lands his best punch of the fight so far. Fili landing jabs from distance. Mitchell bleeding from the nose. Fili lands a flying knee as Mitchell moves in. Mitchell backing up now and Fili chasing him down with punches. Mitchell with a half hearted takedown attempt  and then goes for a double leg at 1:45. Mitchell controlling a cage clinch but fili separates, which is a big win for him after the first. Mitchell grazes Fili with a head kick. Fili stuffs another takedown attempt at 2:45. Mitchell gets him down 3 minutes in and goes right into mount. Fili works hiim back to half guard with 90 seconds left. Fili with a 16-11 advantage in significant strikes landed in the 2nd. Mitchell with a Von Flue attempt but Fili gets out of it. Mitchell moves into side control with 45 seconds left. Mitchell lands elbows to the head with 30 seconds left. Fili explodes to his feet. Fili knocks the mouthpiece out with a kick and throws Mitchell to the canvas. 10-9 Fili, 19-19 overall

Fili throwing wild haymakers to start the 3rd. Mitchell answering back with punches as well. Mitchell gets a takedown 30 seconds in. Fili tying him up with a body lock. Mitchell landing light punches to the head and body. They're in the center but Fili trying to work it back to the cage so he can get to his feet. Fili does gets to his feet 90 seconds in but Mitchell takes him right down. Mitchell with a 36-9 advantage in ground strikes landed. Fili reverses into top position 2 minutes in. Mitchell to his feet quickly. Mitchell takes him down right away, his 7th of the fight which is a personal best. Mitchell with punches to the body and head. Mitchell lands elbows to the head while trying to advance position. Mitchell into mount with 90 seconds left. Fili quickly works him back to half guard and then into closed guard. Fili again with the body lock but Mitchell lands more punches to the head and body. Fili working for an armbar from his back but Mitchell defends it and lands more punches. Fili desparately throwing punches from his back but they're not landing with much. Mitchell postures up and then takes down Fili again as he gets up right before the buzzer. 10-9 Mitchell, 29-28 overall

Official result - Bryce Mitchell (14-0) by unanimous decision (29-28; 30-27 x 2)

Mitchell said he was disappointed in his performance and that he does better in the gym. Says that Fili was able to reverse position on him and landed hard punches on the feet and he needs to work on that. 

Before the main event, they announced that The Ultimate Fighter will return in  March 2021 and that it will air on ESPN+. No details as to coaches but middleweight and men's bantamweight will be the weight classes. 

> Uriah Hall (#10, 15-9, 8-7 UFC) vs. Anderson Silva (34-10 1 NC, 17-6 1 NC UFC)

They bow in respect for each other in addition to touching gloves after the intros. Neither guy throws a single strike in the first minute, just circling around the Octagon. Hall throws a few strikes but nothing comes close to landing. Silva lands the first strike, a leg kick, 90 seconds in. They trade leg kicks 2 minutes in. Hall falls after throwing a head kick but right up. Silva landing a nice punch combo and then a body kick at 2:45. Silva rocks him with a punch combo. Hall is reeling a bit. Silva with a 15-6 advantage in significant strikes landed with 90 seconds left. Hall lands a couple of hard jabs with 45 seconds left. Punch combo from Silva backs Hall up. 10-9 Silva

Both guys a little more active to start the 2nd but not landing much early on. Hall lands a hard leg kick 90 seconds in and starting to establish Octagon control. They trade leg kicks at 2:00. Hall lands a punch combo and they trade leg kicks again. Silva starting to do his wild windmill motions to confuse Hall but he's not biting. Hall shuffling a bit. Silva lands a couple hard leg kicks in a row with 90 seconds left. Spin kick to the head lands for Hall with 45 seconds left. Hall with a punch combo with 20 seconds left. 10-9 Hall but close. 19-19 overall

Silva is leading the way in the 3rd and lands a punch combo 30 seconds in. Hall leading the fight back into the center of hte Octagon. Silva with a kick combo. Silva advancing again at the midway point of the round. Silva with a 36-26 advantage in total strikes landed but Hall with the advantage in head strikes. They're doing a lot of hand fighting as well, trying to establish dominance. Silva landing jabs from distance with 90 seconds left. Silva continuing to land leg kicks as well. Hall complaining of an eye poke but the ref determines it was a punch. Silva lands an uppercut and then pushes Hall back to the fence with a minute left. Silva with hard stomps as Hall has his back on the cage. Hall breaks free with 30 seconds left and lands a nice punch combo. Hall picking up the volume but it may be too little, too late this round. Hall knocks Silva down right before the fell and landing a ton of punches as the round ends. Hall may have stolen the round in the last 10 seconds. 10-9 Hall, 29-28 overall

Hall landing jabs from distance early in the 4th. Hall knocks Silva down as he's moving in and landing hammer punches from his feet and ref Herb Dean steps in to stop it. 

Official result - Uriah Hall (16-9) by TKO (punches) at 1:24 of the 4th round

They bowed in respect after the fight and Hall told him he loved him and apologized for knocking him out. Silva tells hiim he loves him too and he's proud of him. Hall is crying with his head on Silva's shoulder and Silva told him to keep doing his best and to enjoy his moment and thanked him for the fight. The seconds in the corner as well as media and officials I'd assume were clapping at this scene, which was incredible. 

This was Uriah Hall's 7th UFC knockout at middleweight, trailing only Thiago Santos and Anderson Silva, who both have 8. Hall said he wants a fight with Adesanya, which isn't going to happen but a fight with Kevin Holland would definitely make sense and the winner of that would probably be one win away from a title shot. 

Silva basically confirmed in his post-fight interview that this was his final fight. Then, when directly asked the quesition, he said he would have to go back home and think about it. He does have one fight left on is contract and you'd think he might want his last fight to be in his home country in front of fans, whenever that can happen again. 

Hall was leading 29-28 on two of the judge's scorecards going into the 4th with the other score being 29-28 Silva.