Ryan Hall struggled to find his footing in the UFC since his much criticized match against Grey Maynard. Things seemed to be turning a corner for Hall after his swift victory against BJ Penn. He even got a verbal agreement he would be getting to duel a ranked opponent in his division next.
This materialized in the form of Darren Elkins – currently ranked featherweight no 14 on the UFC roster.
This card is set for July 13th UFC on ESPN+ 13 event and will be taking place in Sacremento.
Hall appears to have signed a new UFC contract. He recently shared:
The other bouts announced for the July 13 UFC on ESPN+ 13 event, which does not yet have a main event, are a women’s bantamweight bout between former flyweight champion Nicco Montano (4-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Olympic wrestling silver medalist Sara McMann (11-5 MMA, 9-5 UFC), Karl Roberson (7-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) vs. John Phillips (21-9 MMA, 0-3 UFC) at middleweight, Benito Lopez (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Martin Day (9-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at bantamweight, Beneil Dariush (16-4-1 MMA, 10-4-1 UFC) vs. Drakkar Klose (10-1-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) at lightweight, and Marvin Vettori (12-3-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) vs. Cezar Ferreira (13-7 MMA, 9-5 UFC) at middleweight.