Uriah Alexander Hall is a Jamaican-American professional mixed martial artist and former kickboxer. He currently fights in the Middleweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was the runner up on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen. He is currently ranked #9 in the UFC middleweight rankings.
About Uriah Hall in brief
Uriah Alexander Hall is a Jamaican-American professional mixed martial artist and former kickboxer. He currently fights in the Middleweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was the runner up on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen. Prior to his appearance on TUF, Hall competed in Bellator MMA and Ring of Combat, where he saw success in winning the ROC Championship. As of November 2, he is #9 in the UFC middleweight rankings. Hall was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica but moved to Queens, New York in the United States at the age of 13. He is a second degree blackbelt in Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts under Tiger Schurmann and also competed as a kickboxers in the World Combat League. In September 2010, Hall suffered his first professional loss as he was defeated by future UFC champion Chris Weidman by TKO. On December 28, 2013 at UFC 168, Hall faced Chris Leben. He lost the fight via split decision and was replaced by fellow TUF 17 alumni Josh Samman. On July 17, it was announced that Samman was out of the bout and that Hall would face returning UFC fighter John Howard.
On January 9, 2013, Hall had been selected as a fighter for the seventeenth season of TheUltimate Fighter. On episode 3 Hall faced Adam Cella from Team Jones. With just ten seconds left in the first round, Hall unleashed a devastating spinning hook kick to Cella’s head that knocked him unconscious. This led to Dana White stating that Hall was the \”most dangerous\” fighter in TUF history and Chael Sonnen to say he will be a contender in the middleweight division. In the opening round to get into the house, Hall took on Andy Enz and won via decision. With the win, Hall advanced on to the quarter-finals and took on Bubba McDaniel of Team Jones and won by first round submission. With his successful 4–0 run on the show, Uriah gathered a lot of attention from the public. Hall then faced fellow TeamSonnen fighter Kelvin Gastelum in the finals at The Ultimate fighter 17 Finale.