The score will finally settle when Dustin Poirier meets former UFC double champion Conor McGregor in the trilogy at UFC 264 on Saturday, July 10.
A pair of top five welterweights in Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson clash in the co-main event inside a sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In a lightweight contest, submission ace, Ryan Hall steps back into the cage as he takes on undefeated, Ilia Topuria.
Hall hasn’t stepped in the octagon since 2019 when he defeated Darren Elkins in a one sided decision. Following that win, Hall stumbled on a series of bad luck with 3 fights falling out in succession. Looking to pick up where he left off and nagging injuries healed, Hall enters this bout as the underdog but has other plans for the betting community.
Topuria is undefeated in his mixed martial arts career rocking a perfect 10-0 record with an astounding 9 stoppages. Entering this bout as the betting favorite, Topuria dismantled Damon Jackson in his last outing in under 3 minutes. He initially blasted onto the UFC roster when he handed Youssef Zalal his first loss inside of the Octagon, defeating “The Moroccan Devil” in a one sided decision.
Here is how the bout between Ryan Hall and Ilia Topuria went down at UFC 264, including round-by-round scoring. For full results of the event, check them out right here.
Round 1: Hall starts this contest circling the cage to gauge his range and keep his distance. He commits first with a kick to Topuria’s midsection. Hall dips in and out, utilizing head movement to keep Topuria guessing. Topuria is stalking Hall, waiting to pounce as Hall fires a spinning wheel kick that’s blocked. Topuria gets to work with leg kicks, but Hall dives in on Topuria, rolling for his legs. Topuria lands a hard right hand that clearly stuns Hall. Topuria attempts to follow up, but Hall’s tricky scrambles keep him out of harm’s way for the time being. Hall weathers the storm and gets back to his feet and the action continues. Hall’s hands drop while he is dipping and using feints to keep Topuria at bay. Hall dives in again for the last time trying to force the entanglement as Topuria traps Hall’s left arm behind his back, leaving his face wide open. Topuria wastes no time brutalizing hall with continuous right hands and hammer fists to a defenseless Hall. Multiple shots land undefended and the referee has seen enough to call a halt to the action.
Official result: Ilia Topuria defeats Ryan Hall via Knockout at 4:47 of round 1.
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