It has been a long time coming, but MMA fans will likely see the return of Ryan Hall in the octagon in the middle of March. Fans have been wondering when the next time that they would see Hall would come, and multiple reports have now indicated that it could come on March 13th.
The fight in question will see Hall take on Dan Ige in a featherweight contest, and an official announcement regarding the fight could be made in due course.
UFC News: Hall Set For Big Return To Octagon
Ryan Hall enjoyed an excellent start to his UFC career, with two huge wins. The most recent fight that he was involved in came at UFC Fight Night in July 2019, as he beat Darren Elkins by unanimous decision after three rounds of action. That was the third fight that Hall had won by that method. He has won on all four appearances in UFC, as he has also claimed victories over B.J. Penn, Gray Maynard and Artem Lobov.
His only finish inside the distance came against Penn, as he won by submission in the first round of their contest at UFC 232. That excellent showing saw Hall awarded the Performance of the Night award. The only defeat that he has suffered so far during his career came against Eddie Fyvie in his first ever progression fight. He was beaten by unanimous decision on that occasion, but since then he is yet to lose.
UFC News: Ige Will Be Hall’s Biggest Test To Date
There is no denying that a fight against Ige will be the most competitive fight that Hall has had throughout his time in the UFC. Ige is a recognised star, and has won 14 of his 17 professional fights. This would be an engaging fight for Ige to take, as he will be looking to bounce back after a unanimous decision defeat last time out against Calvin Kattar.
That defeat ended a run of six straight wins. During that time, Ige picked up wins against Edson Barboza, Mirsad Bektic and Danny Henry. Ige has won three times by knockout and five times by submission. Six of his victories during his career have come by decision. He has never lost within the distance, as all three of his professional defeats have come via decision.