Renowned Brazilian BJJ Black Belt Ryan Hall is part of the cast of The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber which will debut on Wednesday, September 9th. The 30 year old Hall is the owner of the highly successful Fifty/50 BJJ Academy in northern Virginia and has won numerous grappling competitions and medals including the Bronze in the 2009 ADCC World Championships. While he is known for his slick submissions skills, two of Hall’s victories have come by TKO, with the other two from submissions. The lone blemish in his 4-1 record came from his first pro bout in 2006 when he lost a decision to Ricardo Almeida Black Belt Eddie Fyvie. Since returning to MMA in 2012, Hall has spent time training with Firas Zahabi at the Tri-Star Gym in Montreal, Quebec.
Although Ryan Hall is part of the initial cast of 32 lightweight fighters, he will still need to win his preliminary fight in order to get into the house and appear in future episodes of the show. Here is a list of the complete cast for this season.
The cast for Team Faber will be Andreas Quintana (Albuquerque, New Mexico, 8-1), Austin Springer (Portland, Oregon, 8-0), Billy Quarantillo (Tampa, Florida, 6-1), Brandon Ricetti (Chico, California, 7-1), Brennan Sevin (Chauvin, Louisiana., 7-1), Chris Gruetzemacher (Peoria, Arizona, 12-1), Jason Soares (Miami, Florida, 8-0), Johnny Nunes (Las Vegas, 5-1), James Jenkins (Long Island, New York, 8-1), Jason Gonzales (Colton, California, 9-2), Julian Erosa (Yakima, Washington, 14-2), Mike Flach (Rancho Cucamonga, California, 7-1), Ryan Hall (Falls Church, Virginia, 4-1), Thankh Le (New Orleans, Louisiana, 4-1), Tim Welch (Glendale, Arizona, 12-5), Tom Gallicchio (Perth Amboy, New Jersey, 19-8).
Team McGregor will feature Artem Lobov (Dublin, Ireland, 11-10-1-1), Abner Lloveras (19-7-1, Barcelona, Spain), David Teymur (Stockholm, Sweden, 3-1), Djamil Chan (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 19-2), Frantz Frank Slioa (Stockholm, Sweden, 4-0), Marcin Wrzosek (Bydgoszcz, Poland, 10-2), Martin Delaney (Bathgate, Scotland, 10-1), Martin Svensson (Malmo, Sweden, 14-5), Mehdi Baghdad (Toulon, France, 11-3), Mohamed Grabinski (Dusseldorf, Germany, 10-1), Paolo Ber (Holland, 10-1-1), Sascha Sharma (Stuttgart, Germany, 8-2), Saul Rogers (Bolton, England, 10-1), Sean Carter (Essex, England, 10-1), Thibault Gouti (Avignon, France, 10-0) and Vladimir Sikic (Frankfurt, Germany, 10-0).