UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2

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UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2
UFC Belfast poster.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
Date19 November 2016
VenueThe SSE Arena
CityBelfast, Northern Ireland
Total gate$850,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2

UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 (also known as UFC Fight Night 99) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on 19 November 2016 at The SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland[2]


The event was the second that the organisation hosted in Northern Ireland, with the first being UFC 72 in June 2007.[2]

A welterweight bout between ranked contenders Dong Hyun Kim and Gunnar Nelson was expected to serve as the headlined of the event.[2][3] However, on 21 October, it was announced that Nelson pulled out due to an injury and the fight was off. Kim is expected to be rescheduled for a future event.[4] In turn, a middleweight rematch between former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Gegard Mousasi and Uriah Hall was announced as the new headliner.[5] The pairing met previously in September 2015 at UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson with Hall taking the victory via second round highlight reel TKO in what was considered a huge upset.[6]

A lightweight bout between Ross Pearson and James Krause was originally booked for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia Finale. However, Krause pulled out due to undisclosed reasons.[7] The fight was later rescheduled for this event and was expected to serve as the co-main event.[8] Subsequently, on 26 October, Krause pulled out of the fight citing a torn hamstring.[9] He was then replaced by Stevie Ray.[10]

As a result of the cancellation of UFC Fight Night: Lamas vs. Penn, a flyweight bout between Kyoji Horiguchi and Ali Bagautinov was rescheduled for this event.[11]

At the weigh-ins, Zak Cummings came in at 172.8 lb, almost two pounds over the welterweight limit of 171 lb. As a result, Cummings was fined 20% of his purse, which went to his opponent Alexander Yakovlev and the bout proceeded as scheduled at a catchweight.[12]

A flyweight bout between Ian McCall and Neil Seery was scheduled for the event. However, as Seery was weighing in for the event, it was announced that McCall had to pull out of the fight after becoming ill due to the effects of his weight cut and the bout was scrapped.[13][12]


Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Gegard Mousasi def. Uriah Hall TKO (punches) 1 4:37
Lightweight Stevie Ray def. Ross Pearson Decision (split) (27–30, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Alexander Volkov def. Timothy Johnson Decision (split) (29–28, 27–30, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Artem Lobov def. Teruto Ishihara Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Middleweight Jack Marshman def. Magnus Cedenblad TKO (punches) 2 3:32
Flyweight Kyoji Horiguchi def. Ali Bagautinov Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Kevin Lee def. Magomed Mustafaev Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:31
Women's Strawweight Amanda Cooper def. Anna Elmose Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Justin Ledet def. Mark Godbeer Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:16
Catchweight (172.8 lb) Zak Cummings def. Alexander Yakovlev Submission (straight armbar) 2 4:02
Women's Bantamweight Marion Reneau def. Milana Dudieva TKO (punches and elbows) 3 3:03
Bantamweight Brett Johns def. Kwan Ho Kwak Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Charlie Ward KO (punches) 1 0:53


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[15]

  • Fight of the Night: Not awarded
  • Performance of the Night: Jack Marshman, Kevin Lee, Justin Ledet and Abdul Razak Alhassan

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Staff (19 November 2016). "UFC Fight Night 99 draws announced attendance of 7,222 for $850,000 live gate in Belfast". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Press Release (1 September 2016). "Kim and Nelson to headline UFC's return to Belfast". ufc.com. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  3. ^ Ariel Helwani (24 August 2016). "Gunnar Nelson vs. Dong Hyun Kim slated for UFC's return to Northern Ireland". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  4. ^ Darragh Murphy (21 October 2016). "UFC Belfast loses main event as SBG's Gunnar Nelson suffers injury". sportsjoe.ie. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  5. ^ Marc Raimondi (21 October 2016). "Gegard Mousasi vs. Uriah Hall 2 to main event UFC Belfast with Gunnar Nelson out". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  6. ^ Nick Schwartz (27 September 2015). "UFC's Uriah Hall stuns Gegard Mousasi with a gorgeous spinning back kick". USA Today Sports. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  7. ^ John Morgan (13 June 2016). "James Krause withdraws from The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale, UFC seeks new opponent for Ross Pearson". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  8. ^ Staff (22 September 2016). "Ross Pearson vs. James Krause slated for UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  9. ^ Staff (26 October 2016). "James Krause injured, out of UFC Fight Night 99 co-main event vs. Ross Pearson". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  10. ^ Ariel Helwani (26 October 2016). "Stevie Ray expected to replace injured James Krause against Ross Pearson at UFN: Belfast". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  11. ^ Ben Kiely (13 October 2016). "UFC Belfast benefits greatly from cancelled Manila event as exciting flyweight bout finds new home". sportsjoe.ie. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  12. ^ a b Staff (18 November 2016). "UFC Fight Night 99 weigh-in results: Mousasi-Hall official, McCall-Seery scrapped". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  13. ^ Matt Erickson (18 November 2016). "Again? Seriously? Illness forces Ian McCall out of UFC Fight Night 99 fight with Neil Seery". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  14. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  15. ^ Staff (19 November 2016). "UFC Fight Night 99 bonuses: With no 'Fight of the Night,' which 4 fighters took home $50,000?". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 20 November 2016.