Ryan Hall (fighter)

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Ryan Hall
Ryan Hall at UFC 232.jpg
Ryan Hall at UFC 232
BornRyan Christopher Hall
(1985-02-22) February 22, 1985 (age 36)
Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.
Other namesThe Wizard
ResidenceFalls Church, Virginia, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
DivisionFeatherweight
Lightweight
StyleBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu
TeamFifty/50 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Tristar Gym
Rank3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Felipe Costa[1]
Years active2006, 2012–present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total10
Wins8
By knockout2
By submission3
By decision3
Losses2
By knockout1
By decision1
Websitewww.ryanhallonline.com www.twitter.com/ryanhall5050
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Ryan Hall
Medal record
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Grappling
ADCC World Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Barcelona -66kg[2]
ADCC North American Championship
Gold medal – first place 2008 -66kg
World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Featherweight (Brown)[3]
Gold medal – first place 2008 Lightweight (Purple)
World No-Gi Championship
Gold medal – first place 2008 Lightweight (Purple)[4]
European Open Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Lightweight (Purple)[5]
Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold medal – first place 2008 Lightweight (Purple)[6]
Houston Open Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Lightweight (Black)[7]
Gold medal – first place 2011 Lightweight (Black)[8]
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Absolute (Black)[8]
Boston Open Championship
Silver medal – second place 2011 Featherweight (Black)[9]
Chicago Open Championship
Gold medal – first place 2010 Middleweight (Black)[10]
Silver medal – second place 2010 Absolute (Black)[10]
Miami Open Championship
Gold medal – first place 2010 Featherweight (Black)[11]
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu World Championships[12]
Gold medal – first place 2006 Featherweight (Purple)
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Absolute (Purple)
ADCC West Coast Trials
Gold medal – first place 2009 -66kg[13]

Ryan Christopher Hall[14] (born February 22, 1985) is an American black belt and instructor in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and a professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is known for a number of competitive achievements, ranging from Mundial and ADCC victories to dozens of Grapplers Quest championships.[15] He is the winner of The Ultimate Fighter Season 22.

Background[edit]

Hall attended Manhattan College in The Bronx, NY and studied Electrical Engineering.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 2012, Hall began training in mixed martial arts at Tristar Gym in Montreal, Canada. He represented his new team for the first time in the cage at SLAMM-1 on November 30, 2012 in Montreal, Canada where he won by TKO in the first round.[16]

Hall fought on the Challenge MMA 2 card on August 17, 2013. He submitted Maged Hammo at the Montreal, Quebec event.[17]

Hall defeated Leo Perez via TKO at Fight Lab 35 in Charlotte, NC on February 8, 2014 and submitted Ryan Hogans via first round heel hook at the United Combat League on May 31 in Hammond, IN.[18]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

On August 31, 2015, it was announced that Hall would be a contestant on the 22nd season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show, representing Team USA.[19]

In the opening elimination bout, Hall faced fellow American Johnny Nunez. He won the fight via heel hook early in the first round.[20]

Hall represented Team USA in the first preliminary fight of the season facing Sweden's Frantz Slioa. He once again won the fight via heel hook in the first round. He advanced to the quarter finals,[21] where he lost to Saul Rogers by majority decision.[22] Rogers advanced to the final, but a visa issue prevented him from fighting, instead allowing Hall to fight Artem Lobov in The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale.[23] Hall defeated Lobov by unanimous decision to become the Ultimate Fighter 22 lightweight winner.[24]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Hall was expected to face Alex White on July 13, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 91.[25] However, the bout was scrapped on June 28 as White pulled out due to an undisclosed injury. In turn, Hall elected to fight on a different date rather than have the promotion find him a replacement.[26]

Hall next faced Gray Maynard on December 3, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale.[27] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[28]

Hall faced B.J. Penn on December 29, 2018 at UFC 232.[29] He won the fight via a heel hook submission in the first round.[30] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[31]

Hall faced Darren Elkins on July 13, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 13.[32] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[33]

Despite being a ranked fighter, Hall has made headlines due to his inability to find a fight, going long stretches between matches (with only four fights in over four years since signing with the UFC). He has been vocal about fighting anyone so long as he has been given preparation, but his management and the UFC has had difficulties finding him similarly or higher ranked opponents.[34] Two weeks later, the UFC official found an opponent for Hall.

Hall was scheduled to face Ricardo Lamas on May 2, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Weidman.[35] However, on April 9, Dana White, the president of UFC announced that this event was postponed to a future date[36] The bout was rescheduled on August 29, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 175.[37] However, Hall was pulled from the event due to an undisclosed injury.[38]

Hall was scheduled to face Dan Ige on March 13, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 187.[39] However, Hall pulled out of the fight on February 11 due to a hip flexor injury.[40]

Hall faced Ilia Topuria on July 10, 2021 at UFC 264.[41] He lost the fight via knockout in round one.[42]

Hall is scheduled to face Darrick Minner on December 11, 2021 at UFC 269.[43]

Personal life[edit]

Hall and his wife have a son (born 2018).[44] While a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter, Hall explained that his frequent facial tics are a result of a mild form of Tourette's syndrome. [45]

Self-defense incident[edit]

In 2011, a viral video of Hall surfaced showing Hall using grappling techniques to defend himself against a larger, aggressive man while dining in a pizza parlor. In the video, Hall demonstrates the use of a single leg takedown and the mount position. Later, he applies a chokehold to the man shortly before police arrive.[46][47]

Grappling career[edit]

Hall has earned a number of accolades in professional Jiu-Jitsu competition, the highlight of his career coming in 2009 when he earned a bronze medal at the ADCC world championships. According to the promotion's head organizer Mo Jassim, Hall may be making his return to competition at the 2022 ADCC world championships.[48]

Hall has also published a number of instructional DVD sets, including one with an emphasis on the triangle choke, a signature technique used in his competitive career.[49]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
10 matches 8 wins 2 losses
By knockout 2 1
By submission 3 0
By decision 3 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 8–2 Ilia Topuria KO (punches) UFC 264 July 10, 2021 1 4:47 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–1 Darren Elkins Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs. Ladd July 13, 2019 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Win 7–1 B.J. Penn Submission (heel hook) UFC 232 December 29, 2018 1 2:46 Inglewood, California, United States Lightweight bout. Performance of the Night.
Win 6–1 Gray Maynard Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale December 3, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Featherweight.
Win 5–1 Artem Lobov Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber Finale December 11, 2015 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won The Ultimate Fighter 22 Lightweight Tournament.
Win 4–1 Ryan Hogans Submission (heel hook) UCL: Torres vs. Choate May 31, 2014 1 1:53 Hammond, Indiana, United States
Win 3–1 Leonardo Perez TKO (punches) Fight Lab 35: Misery Loves Company 6 February 8, 2014 3 1:44 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Win 2–1 Maged Hammo Submission (rear-naked choke) Challenge MMA 2: Think Big August 17, 2013 1 2:43 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 1–1 Phillip Deschambeault TKO (punches) Slamm 1: Garcia vs. Lamarche November 30, 2012 1 1:41 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Featherweight debut.
Loss 0–1 Eddie Fyvie Decision (unanimous) Reality Fighting 12: Return to Boardwalk Hall April 29, 2006 3 3:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Lightweight debut.
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 2–1 Saul Rogers Decision (majority) The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber November 25, 2015 (airdate) 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 22 Quarter final round.
Win 2–0 Frantz Slioa Submission (heel hook) September 16, 2015 (airdate) 1 1:52 TUF 22 Elimination round.
Win 1–0 Johnny Nunez Submission (heel hook) September 9, 2015 (airdate) 1 0:43 TUF 22 Qualifying round.

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