Uriah Hall Survives Latest Injury Hit, Gets New UFC Boston Opponent

January 12, 2015
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Despite losing the second of two opponents with mere days to go until fight time, Uriah Hall will remain on the UFC Fight Night 59 fight card in Boston on Sunday.

05-Uriah-Hall-TUF-17-Finale-w-sqHe’ll be fighting UFC newcomer Ron Stallings on six days notice. UFC officials confirmed the fight to MMAWeekly.com following an initial report by FOX Sports.

Stallings is the third – and hopefully final – opponent for Hall for UFC Boston. Hall was originally slated to fight Costas Philippou, who dropped off the card due to injury. Another Octagon newbie, Louis Taylor, had agreed to fill in for Philippou, but dropped out of the fight on Sunday, also citing an injury.

Hall (9-4) was a strong favorite on the seventeenth season of The Ultimate Fighter, but ultimately lost to Kelvin Gastelum in the finale.

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He is currently 2-2 in the Octagon, having won his last two bouts over Chris Leben and Thiago Santos.

Stallings trains with Team Lloyd Irvin in Maryland, where he has amassed a 12-6 record with one no contest. He has won three of his last four bouts, but enters the fight with Hall coming off of a unanimous decision loss in his last outing this past November.

The UFC is building this fight card around the promotion of popular Irishman Conor McGregor, who has been promised a shot at UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo if he defeats Dennis Siver in Sunday night’s main event at the TD Garden in Boston.

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  • Seth

    I hope he will be back to what he was during TUF 🙂 If can become that kind of beast…damn, Middleweight would get waaaaaaaaaaay better 🙂

    • shakejunt

      mw is great right now though. best division outside of lw and ww.

      • Seth

        I agree with that, but having killer like TUF’s version of Hall wouldn’t hurt, right? 😉 If he could do what he did to those poor guys….damn, that would be great. And he has all he needs, besides mentality. I hope he can show us how scary he can be 🙂

        • shakejunt

          agreed there. he was a scary guy. at least we got kelvin out of that season. who saw that coming???

          • Seth

            I didn’t. I lost some money on the bet, because I was sure Uriah is a lock to win it xD

  • James Mckaskle

    This won’t help his resume, but it will help his stats.

  • Wolf Ticket

    What is the point of this fight? Do we really need to see Hall fight a totally unknown fighter coming off of a loss in a minor promotion on less than week’s notice? I DGAF if he knocks him out in the first minute, I would rather see him fight couple weeks later against someone competitive.

    • shakejunt

      i don’t disagree, but that’s not really how weight cuts and physical peaking work.

      the guy just keeps having bad luck with opponents and he obviously wants to fight/get paid.

      • Wolf Ticket

        I know what you mean, this close to the fight all the hard work is done and they are getting ready for the one specific date which is the upcoming Saturday. That’s why I wrote couple weeks later, I know one cannot simply push a fight one week later, but it should not be a problem to do it 3-4 weeks later.

        It’s not common, but Cowboy is now having another fight after two weeks, and he actually had to make weight and fight, which Hall would not have had to if his fight was postponed.

  • KerryCraig

    If he wins, hopefully he’d get a quick turn around with a decent opponent. Maybe throw him on 185. I like his last two fights, definitely. Just needs more of a challenge than this.