Ryan Hall to Meet Ilia Topuria at UFC’s July 10 Card

By: Tristen Critchfield
Mar 24, 2021

Ryan Hall will return to action against Ilia Topuria in a featherweight matchup on July 10.

Adjara Sport first brought word of the booking and Topuria later confirmed it on his Instagram account. The event, which is expected to be UFC 264, does not currently have a location or headliner.

Hall hasn’t competed since 2019 after being forced to pull out of proposed bouts against Ricardo Lamas and Dan Ige due to injury. The grappling ace last appeared at UFC Fight Night 155, when he outpointed Darren Elkins in July 2019. He also owns victories over B.J. Penn, Gray Maynard and Artem Lobov in UFC competition.

A native of Alicante, Spain, the 24-year-old Topuria is unbeaten in 10 professional outings thus far. “El Matador” kicked off his promotional tenure with a decision win over Youssef Zalal at UFC Fight Night 179 last October before knocking out Damon Jackson in the opening stanza at UFC on ESPN 19 in December.

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