BJJ great Ryan Hall returning to MMA this weekend

by Andy Cotterill | source:

Debate about the efficacy of the 50/50 Guard may get an definitive answer this weekened. The northern lights out on MMA in Canada,, is reporting that BJJ great Ryan Hall is returning to MMA, this weekend.

A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under 2-time world champion Felipe Costa and representative of the Marcelo Garcia Team, 27-year-old Virginia native Ryan Hall is an IBJJF Mundial, No-Gi Mundial and European champion, and medalist at the CBJJ Brazilian National (Brasiliero) championships.  He is also the owner of  Fifty/50 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Arlington, Virginia.

But this weekend he won’t be competing on a BJJ mat, instead, he’ll be stepping into a mixed martial arts cage.

SLAMM 1 will be taking place in Montreal, Quebec this Friday night, and will feature several fighters from that city’s famed Tristar Gym, where  Hall has spent some time over the past year training in mixed martial arts.

To see the entire SLAMM 1 fight card CLICK HERE.

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Hall has already established this his BJJ works ideally against unhinged attackers in a pizza parlor.


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MM-eh site profile image  

12/1/12 10:08 AM by MM-eh

The entire event will be airing on the Fight Network in Canada in 5 days.

KC007 site profile image  

12/1/12 9:43 AM by KC007

Any video of Hall's fight ?

2JupitersTooMany site profile image  

12/1/12 9:14 AM by 2JupitersTooMany


Noonan site profile image  

12/1/12 9:10 AM by Noonan

Why do you ask?

TheThrill site profile image  

11/30/12 11:19 PM by TheThrill

Whats your name guy?

Noonan site profile image  

11/30/12 11:16 PM by Noonan

I'll be honest, I hadn't heard of him before the restaurant altercation thing but he handled that very well and seems like a good dude. I've since found out he's a beast on the floor. I'll check out the fight.

GSP'eedInMyMouth site profile image  

11/30/12 10:58 PM by GSP'eedInMyMouth

lol, a grappling dummy could have lasted longer.

Neil McCauley site profile image  

11/30/12 10:49 PM by Neil McCauley

fuck yeah ryan hall is a savage

MM-eh site profile image  

11/30/12 10:12 PM by MM-eh

Aiemann Zahabi def. Kyle Vivian - Submission (Strikes) R1 - 1:28

MM-eh site profile image  

11/30/12 9:07 PM by MM-eh

Hall rushes in, takes opponents back, guy rolls and Hall is in mount, then punches in bunches until the ref intervenes.