Ron Stallings steps up to face Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night in Boston
Following the loss of two separate fighters in the past few weeks due to injury, Uriah Hall finally has an opponent for this weekend’s UFC Fight Night card in Boston as Strikeforce veteran Ron Stallings has been tapped as a replacement.
UFC officials confirmed the new bout with FOX Sports on Monday.
Stallings (12-6) will make his debut on less than one week’s notice for a shot to fight in the UFC and potentially pull off a massive upset when he faces Hall this weekend.
A veteran of several fight promotions including Strikeforce, Stallings has faced a slew of notable names in his day including current UFC fighter Adlan Amagov as well as holding a win over former Octagon veteran Mike Massenzio.
Stallings trains out of Lloyd Irvin’s gym in Maryland where he works alongside names such as former UFC contender Mike Easton.
Hall vs. Stallings joins a loaded UFC Fight Night card from Boston this Sunday night headlined by featherweight star Conor McGregor in the main event against top ten ranked fighter Dennis Siver.
Hall was originally slated to face Costas Philippou and then Louis Taylor before both fighters fell off the card due to injury. Now the former Ultimate Fighter finalist draws Stallings as he prepares to return to action this weekend in Boston.
The main card kicks off at 10p ET on FOX Sports 1 with prelims airing on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Make sure to check out the entire viewing and schedule guide for UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver.