Gray Maynard, Ryan Hall to Clash at ‘The Ultimate Fighter 24’ Finale on Dec. 3

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 14, 2016

Former lightweight No. 1 contender Gray Maynard will remain at featherweight and face fellow “Ultimate Fighter” alum Ryan Hall at the "TUF 24" finale on Dec. 3.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported the bout. The “TUF 24” finale takes place at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas and will see reigning flyweight king Demetrious Johnson put his title on the line against the winner of the reality show. Top 125-pound contenders and “TUF” coaches Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo will also square off at the event.

Maynard halted a four-fight skid in his 145-pound debut, taking a three-round verdict over Fernando Bruno at the “TUF 23” finale on July 8. Prior to that, “The Bully” had tasted victory just once since 2011: a split-decision triumph against Clay Guida at UFC on FX 4.

Hall, meanwhile, has not competed since winning “TUF 22” by outpointing Artem Lobov this past December. The decorated grappler competed on the show at lightweight but will move to 145 pounds to face Maynard. He owns a 5-1 career mark as a professional.


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