Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will say goodbye to one of the greatest fighters to ever lace ‘em up when former middleweight champion Anderson Silva competes for the final time of his storied mixed martial arts (MMA) career against 185-pound striking sensation Uriah Hall. Their five-round showdown is scheduled for the UFC Vegas 12 headliner TONIGHT (Sat., Oct. 31, 2020) on ESPN+ from inside APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, not long after co-headliners Andre Fili and Bryce Mitchell collide for a spot in the featherweight title chase.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Vegas 12 fight card below, starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” undercard bouts at 4 p.m. ET, followed by the ESPN+ main card start time at 7 p.m. ET.
Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Hall vs. Silva.” Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Vegas 12 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC VEGAS 12 QUICK RESULTS:
Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall — Hall def. Silva by TKO (punches) at 1:24 of Round Four — HIGHLIGHTS
Andre Fili vs. Bryce Mitchell — Mitchell def. Fili by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Kevin Holland vs. Charlie Ontiveros — Holland def. Ontiveros by TKO (slam) at 2:39 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Maurice Greene vs. Greg Hardy — Hardy def. Greene by TKO (punches) at 1:12 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
Bobby Green vs. Thiago Moises — Moises def. Green by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Alexander Hernandez — Hernandez def. Gruetzemacher by KO (punches) at 1:46 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Adrian Yanez vs. Victor Rodriguez — Yanez def. Rodriguez by KO (head kick) at 2:46 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Sean Strickland vs. Jack Marshman — Strickland def. Marshman by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Cole Williams vs. Jason Witt — Witt def. Williams by submission (arm triangle choke) at 2:09 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS
Dustin Jacoby vs. Justin Ledet — Jacoby def. Ledet by KO (punch) at 2:38 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Cortney Casey vs. Priscila Cachoeira — CANCELED
Miles Johns vs. Kevin Natividad — Johns def. Natividad by KO (punch) at 2:51 of Round Three — HIGHLIGHTS
UFC VEGAS 12 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
185 lbs.: Uriah Hall vs. Anderson Silva
Round 1: Slow start, unsurprisingly. No strikes thrown in the first minute. Hall tries a double jab. They trade low kicks. More low kicks, Silva tries to go high. Two minutes in. Hall looks for a head kick, slips. 3-2 from Silva. Three-piece appears to land, tries a body kick behind it. Silva highly aggressive now, stalking Hall and shrugging off a counter. Two minutes to go.
Things slow back down. Lots of feints form both sides, Hug Tornado from Silva. One minute to go. Hall pops him with a pair of jabs, taking a body shot in return. Silva presses forward with a combination. Stiff jab by Hall to answer a body kick. 10-9 Silva.
Round 2: Silva sends out some low and body kicks. Front kick falls short. One minute in. Side kick from Silva. Hall yet to throw a significant strike this round, just slowly walking after Silva. They trade low kicks. Two minutes in. They pause to get rid of some loose tape on Hall’s gloves. Silva potshots, does his little feint sequence. Hall just isn’t doing anything. Two minutes to go.
Low kicks from Silva. Hall tries a front kick. Low kick exchange. Double jab from Hall. One minute to go. Hall tries a spinning back kick, jabs the body. Both land jabs. 10-9 Silva on early work.
Round 3: Silva looks to advance, can’t land the 1-2. Body kick. Hall jab, Silva low kick. One minute in. Hall tries a head kick, sends out jabs as he takes a leg kick. More jabs. Silva tries a front kick. This is a sparring session so far. Both try spinning back kicks. Silva with an axe kick. Two minutes to go.
Silva tries an overhand left. Hall straight right. Both fire body kicks. Hall takes a knuckle to the eye that bothers him. Silva coming on now, lands a body shot and ties up. One minute to go. Foot stomps from Silva. Hall separates and starts looking for combos. Hall lands a good counter right, then drops Silva with another right behind it. Some heavy shots by “Primetime,” but not enough to put Silva away. 10-9 Hall.
Round 4: Silva looking to potshot early. Head kick attempt. Jab exchange. One minute in. Silva tries to step in with a combo and Hall crushes him with a counter right hook, sending him stumbling to the ground. Hall hammers him with follow-ups and Herb Dean steps in as a dazed Silva tries to attack Dean’s leg.
Final result: Hall def. Silva by TKO (punches)
145 lbs.: Andre Fili vs. Bryce Mitchell
Round 1: Low kick lands for Mitchell. Side kick, lead-leg hook kick. Well-timed shot by Mitchell, ultimately manages to get FIli down against the fence. Low mount for Mitchell a minute in. Fili nearly gets to his feet, dragged back down into mount. He regains guard. He makes it up, foot swept back down two minutes in. Mitchell on top in guard. Now passes to side control. He makes a bid for the back, secures mount despite Fili’s defense. Two minutes to go.
Good punches from Mitchell. Fili regains half guard. Back to mount. One minute to go. Mitchell goes for a mounted triangle and ends up losing position. Fili lets him up. Fili tries a counter knee and gets taken down for it. Mitchell looks for mount, settles for punches. 10-9 Mitchell.
Round 2: They trade in the center to start. Hard left hands from Mitchell, who shoots behind a head kick and gets denied. Low kick and overhand right from Mitchell. Fili sending out jabs a minute in. Counter jump knee by Fili and he looks to press the advantage. Right hand slips around Mitchell’s guard. He denies a shot, lands a hard straight left that Mitchell shoots through. Two minutes in, Fili gets the underhook and separates. Counter left connects. More counters as he takes a glancing head kick. Walking Mitchell down now. Mitchell shoots in deep, brings him down against the fence with two minutes to go.
Mitchell on top in mount. Loses it, soon takes side control as Fili holds a headlock. Brief Von Flue attempt. One minute to go. Fili kicks his way free with the fence and knocks Mitchell’s mouthpiece out with a head kick. Fili denies a late takedown and drops a hard right hand. 10-9 Fili.
Round 3:. Good punches from Mitchell to start the round as Fili tries to open up. Low kick form Fili met by a jab. Mitchell lands a nice overhand right and takes him down with a double-leg behind it. On top in guard. One minute in. Short punches from Mitchell. Fili gets to his feet, spun back down via single-leg into half guard. Fili manages to sweep and land a good left hand two minutes in. Back to the feet. Mitchell lands another right hand for a takedown into guard. Chipping away with two minutes to go.
More punches from Mitchell, who avoids a triangle with a minute to go. Fili unable to get off his back. Mitchell takes him down one more time before the bell. 10-9 Mitchell.
Final result: Mitchell def. Fili by unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Kevin Holland vs. Charlie Ontiveros
Round 1: Good counter left from Ontiveros early on. He tries an axe kick, then gets slammed into side control while looking for a guillotine. One minute in. Ontiveros trying to muscle his way to a sweep, unsuccessful. Holland not doing much from the top. Two minutes in. Ontiveros manages to pop back up and gets violently slammed to the mat. Ontiveros verbally submits on impact. Going to be interesting to see how they call this.
Final result: Holland def. Ontiveros by TKO (slam)
265 lbs.: Maurice Greene vs. Greg Hardy
Round 1: Tentative start, which quickly ceases to be tentative when Hardy catches a kick and blasts him with right hands. Hardy follows him down and looks to pound. He avoids a sweep attempt and takes half guard. Two minutes in. Hard elbows. Back to the feet. Two minutes to go.
Greene lands a front kick to the body and a low kick behind it. Body kick from Hardy, avoids a head kick in return. Greene with an intercepting knee. Jab and low kicks from Hardy. One minute to go. Greene lands a 1-2, takes a right to the body.
Round 2: Left hook and leg kick from Hardy to start. Green just musses with a head kick, then gets floored by an up-jab. Hardy continues to pound on the mat and, to Greene’s protests, Herb Dean steps in.
Final result: Hardy def. Greene by TKO (punches)
155 lbs.: Bobby Green vs. Thiago Moises
Round 1: High kick and low kick from Moises to start. Green checks the next low kick. Glancing head kick lands for Moises. Green lands a straight left. Body shot after taking leg kicks. He tries a combo on the fence. STraight left connects. Moises shoots behind a punch, takes Green to the center and dumps him there. Green slips out the back door and takes north-south two minutes in. Moises turns to his knees and Green grabs a front headlock, separating with a knee. Knee stomp from Green. Straight left lands. Two minutes to go.
2-1 from Green. Moises tries a front kick downstairs. Green with a 1-2 downstairs. Hard 2-3, eats an overhand from Moises that appears to hurt Green’s eye. One minute to go. Green with a left downstairs. Moises tries a flurry, takes a front kick downstairs. Good exchange in the center. Another snap kick from Green to the body. Green with a combo and teep. 10-9 Green.
Round 2: Green slips a big right in the early going. Moises nearly catches him leaning with a knee, does catch him with a head kick. He walks into a right hand. Green sends out some body kicks, then shoots. He kicks Moises’ base out to land on top a minute in. Moises makes it up, takes a short knee and elbow. He turns to the rear waist lock Moises falls back for a leglock, switching from a heel hook to a straight ankle lock. Two minutes in. Green manages to get his foot out and they stand. Sending out jabs against the fence. Right hand to the body. Moises looking a little tired, stuck on the fence and taking body shots. Two minutes to go.
Another right hand to the body. Moises answers a left body shot with a hard right hand. Oblique kicks from Green. Check hook connects as Moises tries to open up. One minute to go. Low kick from Moises. Slow-looking wheel kick attempt. Sending out counter rights that look dangerous. Green tries a jumping knee, takes a right hand. Another counter right by Moises. Close round. 10-9 Green.
Round 3: Moises willing to throw with him in the early going. One minute in. Counter right by Moises. Body and low kick. Straight left from Green. They trade in the center. Another straight left and oblique kick. Two minutes in. Green still picking at the lead leg, eats a counter right. Green sending out straight lefts. On the counter. Moises looking aggressive, putting together combos. Head kick just misses with two minutes to go.
Green steps into the clinch with double unders and takes Moises down. Moises stands, reverses against the fence. Green tries to counter with a kimura and ends up on the bottom. One minute to go. Moises looking for the back as Green tries to hit the switch. He manages to stand and separate. They trade punches until the bell. 10-9 Moises.
Final result: Moises def. Green by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Alexander Hernandez
Round 1: Gruetzemacher opens with leg kicks. Hernandez tries to anwers in kind, takes a right hand. Head kick attempt from Hernandez. Combinations, sending out kicks. More kicks from Hernandez as he circles. Body jab, heavy 1-2. Low kick a minute in. 2-3. Heavy right cross upstairs, then catches Gruetzemacher leaning with a head kick. Hard left hook rocks Gruetzemacher and Hernandez pours it on against the fence, putting “Gritz” to sleep.
Final result: Hernandez def. Gruetzemacher by KO (punches)
135 lbs.: Adrian Yanez vs. Victor Rodriguez
Round 1: Rodriguez shoots in the opening seconds, taking Yanez to the fence. Yanez defending with an underhook, takes a knee adn they jockey for position. Yanez tries a trip, then separates a minute in. Front kick attempt. Counter 2-3. Rodriguez shoots under punches, denied. Hard right from Rodriguez into the clinch. They trade right hands and Rodriguez gets the worst of it. Two minutes in. Yanez stalking, firing heat through Rodriguez’s guard. Straight right sits Rodriguez down, but he pops back up to land a two-piece. Another right hand, slips. Yanez responds with a lengthy combination, capping it off with a left high kick that puts “Vicious” down.
Final result: Yanez def. Rodriguez by KO (head kick)
185 lbs.: Sean Strickland vs. Jack Marshman
Round 1: Strickland advancing, Marshman circling. 1-2 lands for Strickland as he takes a leg kick. Marshman low kicks a minute in. 1-1-2 from Strickland. Marshman overhand falls short, check hook does not. Low kick connects. Two minutes in. Strickland 1-2, Marshman left hook. They trade low kicks and Strickland blasts him with a two-piece. Marshman leg kick met by a jab. They exchange with two minutes to go.
More jabs from Strickland met by a 2-3. Right hand to the body. Heavy combination against the fence, goes low-high with straight rights. More body work. One minute to go. Marshman falling short with much of his return fire. Strickland front kick, takes a jab downstairs. Both land heavy in the waning seconds. 10-9 Strickland.
Round 2: Strickland back on the advance, sending out jabs. 1-1-2 connects. One minute in. Good body kick, stiff jab. Clean 1-2 upstairs. Marshman now looking to press forward, forced back with jabs. Another body kick from Strickland. Body shots land for Marshman two minutes in. 1-2 from Strickland after a lengthy lull. Jab exchange. Two minutes to go.
More clean jabs from Strickland. As usual, Marshman coming up short with his own offerings. One minute to go. They exchange lefts. Strickland leaning out of range. 1-2. 10-9 Strickland.
Round 3: Strickland continuing to work behind the jab. 1-2-1 from Strickland. They trade lefts. One minute in. 1-1-2. Marshman throwing with him, unable to connect. Counter right from Strickland. Marshman just can’t deal with the length. Two minutes in. 1-2 from Strickland. Another. Marshman with a nice sequence of body shots. Strickland keeping up a running commentary. Two minutes to go.
1-1-2 knocks Marshman back. Impressive chin on display by the Welshman but he’s thoroughly outclassed. Strickland tries a head kick, takes a left hook to the body. One minute to go. Jabs from Marshman, good little flurry. Strickland waves him off and they trade. Counter left from Strickland. Both swing big in the waning seconds. 10-9 Strickland.
Final result: Strickland def. Marshman by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Cole Williams vs. Jason Witt
Round 1: Witt immediately ducks in for a single-leg, then switches to a double for a slam against the fence. Immediately looking for the back, one hook in. Williams manages to regain half guard a minute in. Now full guard. Left hands from Witt. Two minutes in. Good elbow. Continuing to chip away. Two minutes to go.
Williams offering nothing off his back so far and is now split open by a nasty elbow. One minute to go. Another nice elbow by Witt. 10-8 Witt.
Round 2: Williams on the advance, Witt throwing more strikes. Body kick from Witt. He shoots, carries Williams to his corner, and slams him down. One minute in. Full mount for Witt, now the back. Back to mount and there’s the arm triangle. It’s over.
Final result: Witt def. Williams by submission (arm triangle choke)
205 lbs.: Dustin Jacoby vs. Justin Ledet
Round 1: Jacoby switching stance, opens with kicks. Jab from Ledet, eats low kicks. Counter right stings Ledet. One minute in. Jacoby sending out body kicks. Teep connects. Ledet checks a leg kick, lands jabs, tries a combo. Low kick and right cross from Jacoby, who eats a pair of clean 1-2s in return two minutes in. Jacoby comes back with three brutal low kicks, sending Ledet to the canvas. He’s unable to finish Ledet off on the ground, so he instead lets him up and sleeps him with an uppercut.
Final result: Jacoby def. Ledet by KO (punch)
135 lbs.: Miles Johns vs. Kevin Natividad
Round 1: Low kick from Johns to start. Counter right appears to land. He changes levels for a reactive single-leg. One minute in. Unable to get it and they separate. Stiff jab lands for Johns. Another. Two minutes in. Natividad tries to jab the body, eats a leg kick. 1-3 from Johns. The next single-leg works, but he doesn’t establish. Two minutes to go.
Trading jabs upstairs. Johns getting the better of it. Natividad tries to counter a leg kick with a right hand, has to deal with another reactive takedown. They separate with a minute to go. Yet another jab from Johns. Natividad tries a combination. Short overhand right finds its mark, met by a jab. Natividad body shot. He avoids a jump knee. 10-9 Johns.
Round 2: Teep lands for Johns. Natividad trying to push forward. 3-2 falls short and he eats jabs in return. One minute in. Cross counter from Natividad. Johns runs the pips with another reactive single. Natividad pops back up. Short elbows two minutes in. Ref separates them and they trade jabs. Natividad lands a right hand and kick to the body. Two minutes to go.
Natividad tries a flying knee and avoids a single-leg. Johns stings him with some jabs. Leg kick from Johns. One minute to go. Natividad tries a double-leg, denied. Johns responds with a spinning back fist. Natividad looks for the body, tries to open up against the fence and gets hauled to another side. Closer round. 10-9 Johns.
Round 3: Good cross counter from Natividad. Coming forward aggressively this round, walks into a left hook after seemingly slipping. Another cross counter by Natividad. Combination. One minute in. Trading jabs. Johns with more jabs, takes a right downstairs, lands a left. Good low kick. Reactive shot from Johns two minutes in. Grinding against the fence. Natividad briefly considers a power guillotine, then gets knocked spark out by an uppercut while trying to separate. One and done.
Final result: Johns def. Natividad by KO (punch)