Uriah Hall Will Now Face Josh Samman At UFC on FS1: Boston

TUF 11 competitor Nick Ring has been forced out of his upcoming bout against TUF 17 contestant Uriah Hall. While the reasons for his withdrwal are yet to be revealed, what is known is Ring’s replacement. TUF 17′s Josh Samman will step up to the plate, and face Uriah Hall at UFC on Fox Sports 1 in Boston.

Hall was the betting favorite in the lead up to his TUF 17 finals bout against Kelvin Gastelum, but was beaten by split decision in a disappointing climax. He will have a chance to bounce back in August against Samman, who is no pushover.

Samman was beaten by Kelvin Gastelum during the semi finals of TUF 17, but won his bout against Kevin Casey in the finale by TKO. Samman is 10-2 with nine finishes, and Uriah Hall will arguably be the biggest fight of his career to date. While Hall holds notable losses against Costa Phillipou and Chris Weidman, he is still being looked upon as a hot prospect.

Samman has mainly fought in regional promotions, barring his Bellator 84 loss to Dan Cramer,. Hall became more widely known after his devastating spinning kick KO against Adam Cella, and when he was upset by Gastelum many fans put the sub par performance down to inexperience and nerves. My opinion is that there was so much pressure on U-Hall in the lead up to the finals, and he simply buckled under the pressure.

It sometimes seems that the bigger the hype train, the more likely it is to get derailed. Here is how the UFC on FS1: Boston fight card looks at the moment, given that Hall vs. Samman hasn’t oficially been announced yet:

Main Card

Mauricio Rua vs. Chael Sonnen
Travis Browne vs. Alistair Overeem
Yuri Alcantara vs. Urijah Faber
Thiago Alves vs. Matt Brown
Uriah Hall vs. Josh Samman*
Michael “The Menace” Johnson vs. Joe Lauzon

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 6 p.m. ET)

Michael McDonald vs. Brad Pickett
Conor McGregor vs. Andy Ogle
Mike Brown vs. Akira Corassani
Diego Brandao vs. Daniel Pineda

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 4:30 p.m. ET)

Manny Gamburyan vs. Cole Miller
Cody Donovan vs. Ovince St. Preux
Ramsey Nijem vs. James Vick


5 Comments

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    highkick12

    July 1, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    2 stand up fighters, sounds good to me.

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    enjoylife321

    July 1, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    What an awesome card…..Josh Samman seemed to be ducking Uriah Hall so it will be good to see the two finally fight.

    Uriah is dangerous as hell, but who knows what Uriah will turn up on the night.

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    Entity

    July 1, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Im more interested in seeing if Shogun puts a Wanderlei fueled beating on Chael.

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    chael4president1

    July 1, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Man I hope all these fights do actually happen. Lotta very good fighters on this card. I expect Chael to win but pretty much depends on Shogun's TDD. But I will admit this fight has the Anderson factor, meaning Chael has a good chance to win unless he got KO'd before he could get it to the ground. I'm happy to see Mike Brown fight again. I can't remember the last time I saw his name on a card.

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    akieyugames

    July 1, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I'm a Shogun and Chael fan, hope Rua wins via KO, always excited for a Luazon fight, Matt Brown vs Alves. Will be interesting to see how Overeem fights after being overconfident the last time, Great card, hope no injuries this time.

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