- Silva rose to superstardom in the mid-2000s, when he entered the UFC. “The Spider” was the undisputed middleweight champion from 2006 to 2013, dismantling every single opponent in highlight-reel fashion.
- That lengthy reign ended in July 2013 when he ran into Chris Weidman, the first man to stop him inside the Octagon. The two fought in a rematch five months later, which Silva lost after a brutal leg break.
- Silva’s career went on a downward spiral since those two losses, failing two drug tests in the process. He hasn’t won since 2017 and is currently on a 1-4 run.
- The 36-year-old Hall hasn’t fought since 2019. He was booked twice for 2020 against Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Yoel Romero. Both fights ended up getting canceled.