‘TUF 17’ Finalist Uriah Hall to Face Joe Riggs at UFC Fight Night in Nashville

By Tristen Critchfield Jul 3, 2015
Uriah Hall has won three of his last four fights. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com

Uriah Hall will lock horns with Joe Riggs when the UFC travels to Nashville on Aug. 8.

The Las Vegas-based promotion revealed the middleweight pairing on Friday. The UFC Fight Night event takes place at Bridgestone Arena and is headlined by a light heavyweight clash pitting Ovince St. Preux against Glover Teixeira. The card will be televised on Fox Sports 1.

After a dazzling run of Season 17 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Hall has been plagued by inconsistency during his UFC tenure. Most recently, the 30-year-old New Yorker had a three-fight winning streak halted at UFC 187, as he dropped a split verdict to Rafael Natal.

After an eight-year hiatus, Riggs returned to the Octagon in December, when he saw a six-fight winning streak end against Ben Saunders. Most recently, Riggs lost a three-round verdict to Patrick Cote at UFC 186. “Diesel” will move to middleweight for his clash with Hall.


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