Ryan Hall vs. Ilia Topuria added to UFC’s July 10 event

Farah Hannoun and Danny Segura
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Two of the featherweight division’s best grapplers will square off July 10.

Ryan Hall is scheduled to take on rising prospect Ilia Topuria at an event that does not yet have an announced location or venue, which is expected to be UFC 264.

A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the matchup to MMA Junkie following an initial report from Adjara Sport. Topuria later shared the matchup on Instagram.

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Unbeaten in the UFC, Hall (8-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) hasn’t competed since defeating Darren Elkins in July 2019. The Season 22 “Ultimate Fighter” winner was forced to withdraw from multiple scheduled bouts with Ricardo Lamas and Dan Ige due to injury and will finally make his long-awaited return when he meets the unbeaten Topuria.

Hailing out of Spain, Georgia’s Topuria (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has made waves since joining the UFC roster last October. After defeating Youssef Zalal by unanimous decision, Topuria picked up a first-round knockout over Damon Jackson in December, setting him up with a ranked opponent in just his third octagon bout. Topuria boasts an array of submission wins on his resume but has recently showed off his striking by knocking out two of his past three opponents.

With the addition, the July 10 lineup now includes:

  • Jessica Eye vs. Jennifer Maia

  • Ryan Hall vs. Ilia Topuria