We've got ourselves another fight booked for the UFC's debut card on the new Fox Sports 1 channel. It's a battle of TUF alums as knockout artist Uriah Hall faces Canada's Nick Ring in Boston. The UFC made the news official late last night:
Hall (7-3) was regarded as one of the best talents to ever come out of TUF. The 28-year-old won Knockout of the Season honors with his spinning hook kick destruction of Adam Cella, and in his very next fight knocked out Bubba McDaniel in under 10 seconds. After stopping Dylan Andrews in the semifinals, all that was needed was a culminating victory over Kelvin Gastelum in the final to complete his dominant run. Instead, Hall was unable to land any big KO shot on Gastelum and was taken down multiple times en route to a close split decision loss. He has since switched camps from Tiger Schulmann's for Reign Training Center and makes his first appearance post-TUF.
Ring (13-2) is a TUF 11 alum who had to withdraw from the competition after doctors confirmed he needed ACL surgery following his win over Court McGee. Not only did McGee return to the show (while Ring was replaced by James Hammortree), but he won the tournament. Ring's post-TUF career has seen mixed results and a 3-2 overall record, and he did lose his last fight to Chris Camozzi at UFC 158.
UFC on FS1: Boston is scheduled for August 17th at the TD Garden. Officials are expected to announce the main event soon. Both the preliminary card and main card will air on the same channel.