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UFC Fight Night 59 results recap: Uriah Hall vs Ron Stallings fight review and analysis

Last night (Sun., Jan. 18, 2015), Uriah Hall and Ron Stallings battled for middleweight momentum at UFC Fight Night 59 inside the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. With about a minute left in the round, Hall opened up a cut that ended the bout. Find out how below!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweights Uriah Hall and Ron Stallings collided in a late-notice match up last night (Sun., Jan. 18, 2015) at UFC Fight Night 59 inside the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

Hall entered the bout last night look to prove he could consistently bring the violence. If he performed to his potential, it was definitely his fight to lose.

On the other hand, Stallings was simply trying to make a name for himself and capitalize on this huge opportunity. If he managed to take out "Prime Time," Stallings would become a shocking new player in the middleweight division.

He put forth a decent showing, but it ultimately was not to be.

For the first three minutes or so of the fight, Stallings stayed calm and performed very well. He was controlling the center of the Octagon, effectively hand-fighting to stymie Hall's offense, and landing some very hard low kicks. Overall, he appeared to be quite the live dog.

Then, Hall landed a gorgeous counter right hand that sent Stallings tumbling to the mat.

To his credit, Stallings did a respectable job recovering. He took some shots on the mat but used his guard to prevent any finishing blows. Hall allowed him to stand, but "Choir Boy" was bleeding badly. Sadly for fight fans and Stallings, referee Herb Dean called in the doctor to check the cut, and he called a stop to the bout.

See the huge gash here.

Hall performed well in this bout. He opened the bout aggressively, immediately throwing a jump knee and looking for his trademark kicks often. Plus, he remained patient while looking for his opportunities and eventually found one.

There was no questioning his killer instinct in this fight.

Hopefully, the match with Costantinos Philippou gets remade. It was already an intriguing kickboxing battle, and Hall added some interest by claiming that his former opponent ducked him.

Though he didn't win, Stallings put on an entertaining bout and had a strong showing. It wasn't a very long fight, but it appears that Stallings is a UFC-caliber fighter and should be a fun-to-watch addition to the division.

In his next bout, I'd like to see Stallings face off with another mid-level striker, such as Sean Strictland. Either way, he deserves an opportunity to have a full camp and demonstrate his complete skill set.

At UFC Fight Night 59, Uriah Hall found some consistency with a cut victory over Ron Stallings. How high can "Prime Time" climb in the middleweight division?

For complete UFC Fight Night 59 "McGregor vs Siver" results and play-by play, click HERE.

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