UFC 198 is quickly becoming one of the more exciting events of the year. Not only will it bring pay-per-view audiences Cris Cyborg's UFC debut, but it also brings fight fans a bout between former UFC middleweight champion and MMA legend Anderson Silva against the flashy Uriah Hall.
The two fighters might be on the opposite ends of the experience spectrum, but Silva and Hall are equal when it comes to where they are in their careers. Both fighters need a victory to hold on to any hope of having a shot at the title.
Hall and Silva have been unusually quiet on the trash-talking front. Choosing rather to post video's of their training to "frighten" their opponent, rather than call each other out, "McGregor Style." Early in April, Hall posted a video on Instagram of his training, showcasing his striking ability.
Silva responded with his own training video, mocking Hall.
Given the fact that Hall tends to fight more aggressively when he's packed with emotions, Silva might just be poking at a sleeping bear. On the other hand, Silva will be fighting in front of his home crowd in Brazil. Either way, expect the matchup between the two middleweights to be exciting to watch.
UFC 198 will take place at the Arena da Baixada, in Curitiba, Brazil on May 14. The event will feature a headlining fight between Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight championship.
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