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UFC on ESPN+ 39 complete results

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UFC on ESPN+ 39: Hall vs. Silva took place Saturday, October 31st from the UFC Apex Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event broadcast in its entirety on the ESPN+ streaming platform and was headlined by a middleweight bout between former champion Anderson Silva and Urijah Hall.

Main Card (Live on ESPN+, 7:00 PM EST)

-Uriah Hall defeated Anderson Silva by TKO (Strikes, Round 4, 1;24)
-Bryce Mitchell defeated Andre Fili by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
-Greg Hardy defeated Maurice Greene by TKO (Punches, Round 2: 1:12)
-Kevin Holland defeated Charlie Ontiveros by Verbal Submission (Onjury, Round 1, 2:39)
-Thiago Moises defeated Bobby Green by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (Live on ESPN+, 4:00 PM EST)

-Alexander Hernandez defeated Chris Gruetzemacher by TKO (Punches, Round 1, 1:46)
-Adrian Yanez defeated Victor Rodriguez by KO (Head Kick, Round 1, 2:46)
-Sean Strickland defeated Jack Marshman by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Jason Witt defeated Cole Williams by Submission (Arm Triangle Choke, Round 2, 2:09)
-Dustin Jacoby defeated Justin Ledet by TKO (Punches, Round 1, 2:38)
-Miles Johns defeated Kevin Natividad by KO (Punch, Round 3, 2:51)

Event Background

A middleweight bout between former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and Uriah Hall has been targeted for the event and is slated to serve as the headliner. The pairing was initially scheduled to meet at UFC 198 in May 2016. However, Silva pulled out due to acute cholecystitis, which required a cholecystectomy.

Raulian Paiva was expected to face Amir Albazi in a flyweight bout at the event. However, Paiva pulled out of the fight on September 11 citing a knee injury. He was replaced by Zhalgas Zhumagulov and their contest is expected to take place at UFC Fight Night 184.

A middleweight bout between Wellington Turman and Sean Strickland was expected to take place at the event. However on September 29, Turman pulled out due to COVID-19 sequelae that unabled him from training after his two-week quarantine ended on September 24. He was replaced by Jack Marshman.

A middleweight bout between Krzysztof Jotko and Makhmud Muradov was briefly scheduled to take place at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie two weeks earlier, before being moved to this event. In turn, Jotko pulled out of the bout due to a broken toe and he was replaced by Kevin Holland.

Aaron Phillips was expected to face Adrian Yanez in a bantamweight bout at the event. However on October 20, Phillips pulled out due to an undisclosed injury. Yanez is now expected to face promotional newcomer Victor Rodriguez.