July 10th is set again to host a riveting bout between two featherweight grapplers in the UFC. Ryan Hall and Ilia Topuria are yet to be back into action on an expected UFC 264 card. The not-yet-scheduled venue event of this bout was first announced by Georgia’s Adjarasport on Tuesday, confirming the booking.
Hall (8-1) has been inactive for a long time since 2019 after his unanimous win decision over Daren Elkins. His long-term injury has kept him out, forcing the UFC to cancel four of his scheduled fights. Hall is yet to compete for a top position after the UFC removed him from position 14 due to his inactivity. Hall targets a significant return and better his UFC top 15 rankings by eyeing a win over the unbeaten Topuria.
Topuria (10-0), on the other hand, has been active in the ring, with his last unexpected win coming in 2020 against Youssef Zalal. Two months on, he also defeated Damon Jackson by a knockout to maintain his unbeaten spree in both the UFC and MMA.
Both of these featherweight grapplers remain unbeaten in the UFC, and a win for either will spell a loss for the other. Many people prospect a win for Hall, who has been out for a while now against the unbeaten German, Topuria. A win for the American featherweight fighter will escalate his UFC rankings and place him in a better position for future bouts.
On the flip side, a win for Topuria will signify that he is one of the best, if not the best, featherweight fighters the division has to offer. July 10th seems instead a busy day in the UFC calendar as another card has been confirmed featuring a pair of former women’s flyweight title challengers Jennifer Maia vs. Jessica Eye.