An injury has forced Ryan Hall out of his scheduled fight with Dan Ige at UFC Vegas 21.
Cole Shelton of BJPenn.com first reported the news, stating that an unspecified injury Hall suffered in training is the reason for his withdrawal. The report also states the UFC will seek a replacement to face Ige on the March 13th card.
Hall has previously discussed his struggle to find an opponent at 145-pounds, but he finally found his match when a fight against Ige was booked last month. Unfortunately “The Wizard,” who hasn’t fought since a decision win against Darren Elkins in July 2019, will have to wait even longer to step foot in the octagon,
Ige (14-3) was hoping to rebound following his decision loss to Calvin Kattar last July. That defeat snapped a six-fight winning streak in the UFC for the Hawaiian, which included wins over Edson Barboza and Mirsad Bektic.
It’s not the only hit for the UFC’s March 13th event. The headlining act between Khamzat Chimaev and Leon Edwards was also scratched on Thursday due to Chimaev suffering lingering COVID-19 symptoms.