UFC vet Uriah Hall transitioning to boxing, booked to face NFL star Le’Veon Bell

Uriah Hall retired from MMA back in August. Hall left mixed martial arts in August after suffering consecutive defeats to Sean Strickland and Andre Muniz.

Hall is 38 years old and has a professional record that consists of 17 victories and 11 losses. Hall had a tough time in the past couple of years – but he was on a 4 win streak just 2 years ago with victories over Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman.

But many will remember Hall for his TUF tenure. Hall had delivered one of key moments in the history of the reality competition that saved UFC.

Hall was featured on the season 17 – and while he lost to Kelvin Gastelum in the finals his knock out of Adam Cella is a staple moment in the history of Mixed martial arts.

The moment also had a detrimental effect on Hall’s relationship to MMA. After the fact he said what happened made him not love MMA any more.

Uriah Hall  was tapped to make his boxing debut on the pay-per-view undercard of Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva. Hall will face former NFL running back Le’Veon Bell.

Former NFL star Le’Veon Bell makes a second trip to the squared circle. On September 10, Bell met Adrian Petersen, a fellow NFL legend. Bell defeated Peterson by knockout 30 seconds into the fifth round.

In his five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bell established a number of records for the team. This includes the most rushing yards per game, the most catches by a running back, and the most games with 200+ rushing yards.

Bell was the team’s most productive running back. He made NFL history by becoming the first player to run for more than 150 yards in each of his first two postseason games. Bell’s time with the Steelers was sadly cut short by contract issues.

Bell was never able to repeat the success he enjoyed in the Steel City once his stint with the Steelers ended. In his final two years, he played for four different clubs as he moved about.

Bell said in July that he will forgo the 2022 NFL season in favor of a boxing career. He will face much tougher opposition when he faces Uriah Hall on October 29.