Uriah Hall scores unanimous decision over NFL vet, calls out Jake Paul

Recently retired UFC middleweight Uriah Hall made the transition to the squared circle on Saturday night’s Showtime pay-per-view. TUF alumni faced up against NFL running back Le’Veon Bell.

Bell took a year off from playing professional football to try his hand at boxing. He faced off against the once highly regarded UFC middleweight in a four-round cruiserweight match in Glendale, Arizona’s Desert Diamond Arena.

In the first round, Le’Veon Bell came out swinging, repeatedly jabbing the body. Till towards the conclusion of the round, when Hall landed a good right that seemed to shake Bell, Hall persisted in moving forward but was reluctant to throw anything.

Hall quickened his speed in the second round. Le’Veon Bell cracked Hall with a powerful right hand as the third round was coming to a close, backing up the MMA veteran. Through three rounds, it seemed like Bell was the more active fighter while Hall delivered the more lethal blows.

Hall entered the bout aggressively, throwing combinations because he knew the outcome may change. Bell then let go of his hands in the last 10 seconds and unleashed a barrage of blows as the final bell rang.

Bell gave a great performance in the match against Hall. The 30-year-old held his own against Hall. Bell had excellent mobility and deceptively outstanding power.

Hall said: “He definitely surprised me. He’s pretty good. I think he does have a spot in this [sport]. Obviously this sports is mental, but for him to stick to his jab to the body, I didn’t know if he was trying to set me up, but he was very consistent with it.”

“And he was strong, man. I cracked a couple of times, I was like holy s—. But I had to keep it together. I’m proud of him, man. You’re a good dude, bro.”

“F*** yeah. I want to do this. I want Jake Paul,” Hall shouted. “I’m the dude that’s going to come out here and expose him. If Anderson [Silva] don’t do it, I’m going to be the one to f*** you up.”