Ryan Hall (grappler)

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Ryan Hall
Born Ryan Christopher Hall
(1985-02-22) February 22, 1985 (age 33)
Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.
Other names The Wizard
Residence Falls Church, Virginia, U.S.
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Division Featherweight
Lightweight
Style Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Team Fifty/50 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Tristar Gym
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Felipe Costa[1]
Years active 2006, 2012-Present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 7
Wins 6
By knockout 2
By submission 2
By decision 2
Losses 1
By decision 1
Website 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)[4]
World No-Gi Championship
Gold medal – first place 2008 Lightweight (Purple)[5]
European Open Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Lightweight (Purple)[6]
Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold medal – first place 2008 Lightweight (Purple)[7]
Houston Open Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Lightweight (Black)[8]
Gold medal – first place 2011 Lightweight (Black)[9]
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Absolute (Black)[9]
Boston Open Championship
Silver medal – second place 2011 Featherweight (Black)[10]
Chicago Open Championship
Gold medal – first place 2010 Middleweight (Black)[11]
Silver medal – second place 2010 Absolute (Black)[11]
Miami Open Championship
Gold medal – first place 2010 Featherweight (Black)[12]
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu World Championships[13]
Gold medal – first place 2006 Featherweight (Purple)
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Absolute (Purple)
ADCC West Coast Trials
Gold medal – first place 2009 -66kg[14]

Ryan Christopher Hall[15] 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. He is known for a number of competitive achievements, ranging from Mundial and ADCC victories to dozens of Grapplers Quest championships.[16] He is the winner of The Ultimate Fighter Season 22. He holds notable victories over former UFC Lightweight Title challenger Gray Maynard and Artem Lobov.

Hall has published a number of instructional DVD sets, including one with an emphasis on the triangle choke, a signature technique used in his competitive career.[17]

Beginning[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.[18]

Hall fought on the Challenge MMA 2 card on August 17, 2013. He submitted Maged Hammo at the Montreal, Quebec event.[19]

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.[20]

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.[21]

In the opening elimination bout, Hall faced fellow American Johnny Nunez. He won the fight via heel hook early in the first round.[22]

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,[23] where he lost to Saul Rogers by majority decision.[24] 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.[25] Hall defeated Lobov by unanimous decision to become the Ultimate Fighter 22 lightweight winner.[26]

Hall was expected to face Alex White on July 13, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 91.[27] 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.[28]

Hall next faced Gray Maynard on December 3, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale.[29] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[30]

Hall is scheduled to face B.J. Penn on December 29 at UFC 232.[31]

Self-defense incident[edit]

In 2012, a viral video of Hall surfaced showing him 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 double leg takedown and the mount position. Later, he applies a chokehold to incapacitate the aggressor shortly before police arrive.[32][33]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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
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


Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

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) The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber September 16, 2015 (airdate) 1 1:52 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 22 Elimination round.
Win 1–0 Johnny Nunez Submission (heel hook) The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber September 9, 2015 (airdate) 1 0:43 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 22 Qualifying round.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ryan Hall - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ "ADCC Results". Official 2009 ADCC results. Archived from the original on June 2, 2012. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Results". Official IBJJF results. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ "World Jiu-Jitsu Championship". Official IBJJF results. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Results". Official IBJJF results. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ "European 2008". Official IBJJF results. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Campeonato Brasileiro 2007". Official IBJJF results. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Houston International Open IBJJF Championship 2012 – Results". Official IBJJF results. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Houston International Open IBJJF Championship 2011 – Results". Official IBJJF results. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Boston Summer International Open IBJJF Championship 2011 – Results". Official IBJJF results. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Results". Official IBJJF results. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Results". Official IBJJF results. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  13. ^ "IGJJF Report". 
  14. ^ "ADCC Trials Results". Official 2009 ADCC Trials results. Retrieved June 4, 2009. 
  15. ^ http://boxing.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/boxingnvgov/content/results/2016_Results/12-03-16MMA.pdf
  16. ^ "Ryan Hall (50/50 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)". BJJ Heroes. October 21, 2010. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Ryan Hall - The Triangle". World Martial Arts. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  18. ^ "SLAMM 1 Play-by-Play - Top MMA News at topmmanews.com". 
  19. ^ "Challenge MMA 2 Play-By-Play – Loiseau, Garcia, Aubin Victorious". Top MMA News. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Ryan Hall". Sherdog. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  21. ^ Damon Martin (August 31, 2015). "'Ultimate Fighter': Team McGregor vs. Team Faber full cast announced". foxsports.com. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  22. ^ "TUF 22: 'McGregor vs Faber' results, recap for episode 1 on FOX Sports 1". mmamania.com. September 9, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  23. ^ "TUF 22: 'McGregor vs Faber' results, recap for episode 2 on FOX Sports 1". mmamania.com. September 16, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  24. ^ "'TUF 22' Recap: Episode 10". Sherdog. 
  25. ^ "Substitute Ryan Hall meets Artem Lobov in TUF 22 lightweight finale". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2015-12-10. 
  26. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-12-12). "TUF 22 Finale results: Ryan Hall wins 'TUF 22' crown with decision over Artem Lobov". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  27. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-05-24). "Ryan Hall vs. Alex White set for UFC Fight Night in Sioux Falls". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-05-24. 
  28. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-06-28). "UFC Fight Night Sioux Falls update: Alex White-Ryan Hall featherweight bout canceled". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  29. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (2016-09-14). "Gray Maynard vs. Ryan Hall slated for TUF 24 Finale". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-09-14. 
  30. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-12-03). "TUF 24 Finale results: Ryan Hall kicks, flops way past frustrated Gray Maynard". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  31. ^ Staff, Web (2018-09-13). "Hilo's B.J. Penn will fight Ryan Hall at UFC 232 in Las Vegas". KHON. Retrieved 2018-09-13. 
  32. ^ "#255 Ryan Hall Uses Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a Restaurant Against Drunk Aggressor". The FightWorks Podcast. March 18, 2012. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  33. ^ T.P. Grant (March 21, 2012). "Ryan Hall Weighs In On 'Sport Vs Street' Debate In Martial Arts". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 

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