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Dana White Confirms UFC Legend Anderson Silva's Final Career Opponent

Daniel Marland

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Dana White Confirms UFC Legend Anderson Silva's Final Career Opponent

UFC president Dana White has confirmed Anderson Silva will have the final fight of his legendary career against Uriah Hall on October 31.


Silva debuted with the promotion back in 2006 and is one of the greatest middleweights of all time.

But injuries have caught up with 'The Spider' in recent years and he has only won one of his last seven fights.

White admitted his clash with Hall on 'UFC Fight Night 182' will be the curtain call on his career.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

White told media at his 'Contender Series' earlier this week: "Yes, it will be his last fight. Yeah, it's his last fight."

Earlier this week week, the 51-year-old explained: "Anderson Silva has two fights on his contract, but we agreed that that fight against Uriah Hall will be his retirement fight.

"That is an important fight for both of us. Uriah wants to fight for the belt, and a win against Anderson in his last fight would be incredible."

"His legacy is gigantic. Anderson Silva had a great career here, and he will be remembered as one of the best of all time."

Silva's last bout came in a first-round TKO defeat to Jared Cannonier at UFC 237 in 2019.

Jorge Guimaraes, who is the Brazilian's longtime manager, says that Silva's camp is approaching each fight one case at a time.

"We like the fight, and we'll see how he does," he told ESPN.

"The man is 45 years old, but he's always in good shape, always training. I was at his house the other day, and he was training well. He's lost a lot of weight, and he's been eating healthy."

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Silva was initially scheduled to face 'Prime Time' at UFC 198 in May 2016, but he was forced to pull out of the fight after a surgery to remove his gallbladder.

The 45-year-old still has one fight left on his deal and despite White's claim, he still thinks the UFC owes him a 'super fight'.

"UFC owes me a super fight by contract," he vented to

"Conor [McGregor] called me out right after my fight with [Israel] Adesanya.

"Our team talked to his team and we agreed upon a bout at [170 pounds], but something happened and UFC decided to not make it."

Featured Image Credit: UFC & Anderson Silva/Instagram

Topics: Anderson Silva, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA, Dana White

Daniel Marland
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