Uriah Hall Draws Nick Ring at UFC on Fox Sports 1 in Boston

Damon MartinContributor IMay 31, 2013

Following an impressive run of knockouts on The Ultimate Fighter Season 18, Uriah Hall will try to rebound from a loss in the finale when he returns to action at UFC on Fox Sports 1 on August 17 in Boston.

Hall will square off with fellow Ultimate Fighter alum Nick Ring in a battle of stand-up fighters according to UFC officials who announced the fight late on Thursday evening.

A kickboxer by trade, Hall made quite the impact when he first appeared on TUF 18 and ended up on coach Chael Sonnen's team.  In his first fight after making it into the house, Hall faced Team Jon Jones' fighter Adam Cella in a quarterfinal matchup.

With just seconds remaining in the first round, Hall uncorked a spectacular spinning heel kick that landed flush on Cella's jaw, sending him crashing to the mat, unconscious from the blow. It was regarded as one of the most devastating knockouts in MMA history and won Hall the Knockout of the Season award from The Ultimate Fighter.

Hall finished off his next two opponents in equally devastating fashion with a knockout over Bubba McDaniel and then another finish to put away Dylan Andrews to make it to the final showdown of the season.

It was there that Hall finally looked human when he took on former housemate Kelvin Gastelum, and while the flashy Jamaican had his moments in the fight, he couldn't mount the right offense that night and ended up losing by split decision.

Since that fight, Hall split with his former team and coaches at Team Tiger Schulman in New York and began training more on the West Coast most recently working with Mark Munoz and his camp of fighters at the Reign Training Center in Orange County, Calif. Now Hall will get a chance to redeem himself from the last loss when he heads back to the East Coast for his first fight post-TUF 18.

Facing Hall in Boston will be Season 11 cast member from The Ultimate Fighter, Nick Ring.

The Canadian striker has bounced back and forth between wins and losses over his last four fights picking up victories over Court McGee and James Head, while dropping bouts against Tim Boetsch and Chris Camozzi. 

Now Ring faces another striker with serious power and an arsenal of weapons at his disposal when he takes on Hall at UFC on Fox Sports 1 in August.


Damon Martin is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report.