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Ex-UFC middleweight Uriah Hall to make pro boxing debut vs. former NFL star Le’Veon Bell

Uriah Hall, a former rated UFC middleweight, is now preparing for his professional boxing debut against former NFL star Le'Veon Bell after only having announced his retirement from mixed martial arts in August. On October 29th of this year, this fight is scheduled to take place on the Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva card.

The 38-year-old Hall has a 17-11 career record in mixed martial arts, with 13 of those victories coming through knockout. In addition to Thiago Santos, Chris Weidman, and Gegard Mousasi, he has defeated several renowned fighters, including Silva, who was the subject of his most noteworthy victory in 2020. However, Hall has lost both of his most recent MMA contests, including a unanimous decision loss to Andre Muniz at UFC 276 in July.

In an episode of The Ultimate Fighter, Season 17, Uriah famously defeated an opponent with a vicious spinning hook kick to win the match. To follow the trend of retired MMA fighters engaging in the sweet science, Hall will now put his kicks, knees, and elbows on hold.

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected former NFL star Le'Veon Bell with the 48th overall pick in the 2013 edition. Bell has been concentrating on pursuing a career in prizefighting after playing for eight seasons for five different teams. Le'Veon made a significant fifth-round knockout of fellow former NFL pro-bowler Adrian Peterson at Social Gloves 2 last month as his first step along that path. It's time for a legitimate boxing contest versus a fighter who is new to pure boxing but has overall proficient striking.

Bell might potentially compete in numerous fights on the undercards of Paul's fights if he can overcome Hall, as those events frequently include various fighters who are more known for their achievements outside of the boxing field.


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