A thrilling featherweight bout between Dan Ige and Ryan Hall is in the works for a UFC event on March 13.
Hall (8-1), the winner of The Ultimate Fighter Season 22, has been looking for a dance partner for a long time. Opposite to him, “Dynamite” Dan Ige (14-3) will be looking to rebound. Suffering defeat in a war-torn unanimous decision loss on fight island to Calvin Kattar (who happens to be headlining the fight island card this weekend), Ige is stepping up against one of the most formidable grapplers in the UFC.
Prior to the fight with Kattar, Ige was red-hot on a six-fight win streak. With a statement win over Edson Barboza, it was hard to deny the Hawaiian prospect. Interestingly, Ige possesses a unique striking style that is sure to challenge Hall. The compact and quick brawling that Ige employs often leaves opponents bewildered. His footwork combined with power makes him a dangerous foe, but also a skilled one. Not to mention the Hawaiian also has shown his ability to go five hard rounds.
Hall has looked extremely impressive when he’s inside the octagon. Hands down, his unorthodox style is a puzzle for any opponent put in front of him. Unfortunately, due to his inactivity and lack of fights, fans sometimes are quick to forget about him. However, Hall definitely cemented himself as a contender and he did so with his own unique style. Initiating Imanari rolls and stunning opponents with question mark kicks, he’s a proven threat wherever the fight goes. One of his best wins came against lightweight legend BJ Penn, where Hall took him out with his signature heel hook at 2:46 of the first round.
With the addition of Dan Ige and Ryan Hall, here is an updated list of the bouts reported for UFC Fight Night card on March 13:
- Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev
- Davey Grant vs. Jonathan Martinez
- Matthew Semelsberger vs. Jason Witt
- Jinh Yu Frey vs. Gloria de Paula
- Ciryl Gane vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
- Ryan Hall vs. Dan Ige