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Featherweight Division


"The Wizard"

Ryan Hall

Featherweight Division

9-2-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


Wins by Decision

Ryan Hall

athlete record


Learn more about Ryan Hall's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Arlington, United States
Trains at
Fifty/50 - Falls Church, VA
Octagon Debut
Dec. 11, 2015
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Team Faber on TUF 22

  • Pro since 2006

  • Had six-year break between first and second fights

  • Lost debut – has won eight of nine since

  • Three wins by submission (2 heel hook, RNC), two by KO

  • Four first round finishes


UFC History

UFC 264
(7/10/21) Hall was knocked out by Ilia Topuria at 4:47 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (7/13/19) Hall won a three round unanimous decision over Darren Elkins

UFC 232 (12/29/18) Hall submitted BJ Penn via heel hook at 2:46 of the first round

TUF 24 Finale (12/3/16) Hall won a three round unanimous decision over Gray Maynard

TUF 22 Finale (12/11/15) Hall won a three round unanimous decision over Artem Lobov to win the TUF 22 title

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 22

Visa issues scrapped Rogers from the final and Hall was brought back to face Artem Lobov on December 11

On episode ten (quarterfinals), Hall lost a two round majority decision to Saul Rogers

On episode two, Hall submitted Franz Slioa via heel hook at 1:54 of the first round

On episode one, Hall submitted Johnny Nunez via heel hook in the first round



When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training Jiu-Jitsu while in college in New York City and left school soon after to pursue my dream of being the best martial artist I could.  I wanted to have the ability and knowledge to help myself and others, and competed to make myself better and overcome my fears.  After a successful grappling career, I transitioned to MMA in search of the next level of martial arts and new challenges.

What ranks and titles have you held? Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Felipe Costa (Brasa Team), The Ultimate Fighter season 22 winner

Do you have any heroes? My grandfather.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Everything.  This is the culmination of all my years of effort and focus and I look forward to not only making my mark at the highest level of martial arts competition in the world, but also learning new and valuable lessons about myself and my training from this incredible challenge in front of me. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I attended Manhattan College in The Bronx, NY and studied Electrical Engineering

What was your job before you started fighting? Martial arts instructor

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 2x IBJJF Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion (purple belt), 200+ submissions in BJJ competition via triangle choke, 300+ submission victories in grappling tournament competition

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? 2009 ADCC Bronze Medalist, 3x ADCC veteran, 2009 North American ADCC Trials Champion, 2x UFC Fan Expo Superfight Champion (BJJ)

Favorite grappling technique: Rear Naked Choke

Favorite Striking technique: Jab