A fight between UFC featherweights Ryan Hall and Darrick Minner is being targeted for UFC 269 on December 11.
A fight between two of the featherweight division’s best grapplers is on tap for UFC 269 on December 11, as Ryan Hall is expected to fight Darrick Minner. MMA Junkie was first to report the news.
Ryan Hall (8-2) is looking to bounce back from a devastating first round knockout loss to Ilia Topuria this past July in what was his first fight in two years. Prior to dealing with various injuries and hitting trouble booking fights, “The Wizard” had been on an eight fight win-streak in sanctioned bouts, winning The Ultimate Fighter as a replacement and going on to record victories over Gray Maynard, BJ Penn, and Darren Elkins. It should be noted, his fights during TUF are recorded as exhibition bouts, meaning his loss to Saul Rogers does not count towards his professional win-loss record.
Darrick Minner (26-12) is hoping to return to form after a stoppage loss himself, having been defeated by Darren Elkins this past July. An LFA and Contender Series veteran, Minner has amassed a significant number of fights at only 31 years of age after keeping a consistent schedule in the early years of his career competing in the mid-west. The fight with Hall will be his fifth in the UFC and he has split his Octagon appearances at 2-2.
Currently, UFC 269 is expected to feature a triple-header with lightweight champion Charles Oliveira against top contender Dustin Poirier in the headliner as well as bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes against Julianna Pena and flyweight champion Brandon Moreno against Deiveson Figueiredo. No location for the event has been announced.