BJJ great Ryan Hall returning to MMA this weekend

Monday, November 26, 2012

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.