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UFC middleweight contender finally avenged his 2015 loss to , stopping the Jamaican-born American in the first round of their UFC Belfast main event.

Uriah Hall threw a flurry of dangerous looking spinning heel kicks, with one connecting to the chin of Mousasi, but they were countered with two vicious jabs from the Dutchman that snapped Hall’s head back.

The fight wouldn’t go past the first round, as the referee called a stop to the bout with less than thirty seconds to go. Mousasi took Hall down against the cage and finished the striker off via TKO with a flurry of punches to prompt an early stoppage.

In his post-fight interview, Mousasi asked for a title eliminator or a shot at the belt:

"I have to give respect for Uriah, for taking the fight giving the rematch ... whoever has the belt, I'm coming. I'm coming," offered Mousasi. "Yoel Romero is the style-wise most difficult for me, but I need an elimination fight now, or a title shot."

He later admitted that although he had issues with , "The Dreamcatcher" reaffirmed his love for the Irish:

"I been to Ireland many times, people are very friendly. It's a beautiful country," commented Mousasi. "I know some issues with McGregor, but I don't hate you guys. I love you."

Following his win at , Mousasi now holds a four fight win streak. In contrast, Uriah Hall now slips to a three fight losing streak with his last win coming against Gegard Mousasi.


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