Josh Samman Steps In for Nick Ring at UFC on Fox Sports 1: Shogun vs. Sonnen

July 1, 2013
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17-Josh-Samman-TUF-17-Finale-wA planned UFC on Fox Sports 1: Shogun vs. Sonnen bout between Ultimate Fighter 17 runner-up Uriah Hall and Nick Ring is off.

UFC officials on Monday announced that Ring is out of the fight, but added that Hall’s fellow TUF 17 cast mate Josh Samman has already agreed to take his place.

UFC on Fox Sports 1 #1 takes place on Aug. 17 at TD Garden in Boston. It features Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Chael Sonnen in the main event, and serves as prime time launch programming for the new Fox Sports 1 network.

Hall (7-3) is the former Ring of Combat middleweight champion, making his way to the UFC via The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen. A member of Chael Sonnen’s team, Hall was a heavy favorite going into the show’s finale, but lost a split decision to teammate Kevin Gastelum.

Samman (10-2) was part of Jon Jones’ team, but lost to eventual winner Kevin Gastelum in the semifinal round of the reality series tournament. He defeated Kevin Casey at the TUF 17 Finale.

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  • mr29

    Cant wait to see this one. I hope Hall is motivated to kick this guy in the face.

  • Great a change already just after reading everything is in place for the card. Please no more changes, still a good fight but if any other fight changes I’ll be very upset.

    • Real

      we won’t like it if you’re angry…

  • julian moran

    Hall it is.

  • Bernard

    Josh will introduce him to the Samman Smash.

    • Uriah is Black

      yeah! hope Hall gets KTFO.


    Good replacement , these 2 almost met in the final of TUF !

  • shakejunt

    this is the fight that should’ve been booked anyway

  • Jc

    orayt! TUF 17 Continues! this is awesome