Uriah Hall snapped a three-fight skid in style.
The talented middleweight showed off his incredible gift for out-of-nowhere finishes on Saturday at UFC Pittsburgh, dropping Krzysztof Jotko in the second round of a fight that looked to be getting away from him in the early going.
It was Jotko who looked like the better man in Round 1. He hurt Hall with a flurry against the cage, then spent the rest of the round working him over on the mat with ground-and-pound and a rear-naked choke attempt.
Unfortunately for Jotko, he couldn’t maintain that advantage in the second period. Hall came forward with confidence before landing a straight right on Jotko’s jaw. Jotko dropped to his back and Hall pounced with follow-up strikes to seal the deal.
This is Hall’s first win since authoring a similarly spectacular comeback victory against Gegard Mousasi back in September 2015. He followed that upset with a unanimous decision loss to Robert Whittaker, a TKO loss to Derek Brunson, and a TKO loss to Mousasi in their rematch. The Ultimate Fighter 17 finalist is now an even 6-6 inside the Octagon.
Jotko falls to 19-3 as a professional and he has now lost back-to-back fights for the first time in his career.