Ryan Hall - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 30, 2022

Ryan Hall
Nick Name: The Grappler
Profession: Mixed martial artist, Wrestler
Best Known For: UFC
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : February 22, 1985 (age 38)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Ryan Christopher Hall
Birth Place: Falls Church, Virginia, USA
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: John Hall
Mother's Name: Patricia Hall
Siblings: 1

Chad Hall (younger brother)

University: Manhattan College
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: December 29, 2014
Wife's Name: Jen Hall
Children: 1

Sean Christopher Hall (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 66 kg (145.50 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Ryan Hall?

Ryan Hall is a mixed martial artist by profession and American by nationality. He is a black belt, and instructor in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and competed in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Ryan Hall (MMA Fighting)

Ryan Hall – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Ryan Hall’s birth took place on February 22, 1985, in Falls Church, Virginia, USA. He was born Ryan Christopher Hall to his mother Patricia Hall and his father John Hall. Other facts about Ryan Hall’s early life including his siblings and childhood are not shared with the public.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he attended Manhattan College, where he studied Electrical Engineering but dropped out after finding his love for martial arts.

His ethnicity is Caucasian.

Ryan Hall – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Ryan Hall began dating his girlfriend Jen in 2008. After dating for 8 years the couple married on 29 December 2014. 

He and his wife welcomed their son Sean Christopher Hall on 22 August 2018. Jen has earned BJJ Black Belt and together they own Fifty/50 Jiu-Jitsu, a school for martial arts.

Ryan Hall, Jen with their son - posted February 2019 (Instagram)

Ryan Hall – Career

Early Career

Hall began to train in mixed martial arts at Tristar Gym in Montreal, Canada in 2012, having begun learning in martial arts in January 2004. In his early career, he fought in the cage at SLAMM-1, Challenge MMA 2 card, Fight Lab 35, and United Combat League. 

It was announced on August 31, 2015, that Ryan Hall would compete in the 22nd season of The Ultimate Fighter and will be representing Team USA. He fought against Johnny Nunez, Frantz Slioa, Saul Rogers, and Artem Lobov. He won the Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale after defeating Lobov and became the Ultimate Fighter 22 lightweight winner. 

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In the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Ryan Hall fought and won against Gray Maynard (December 3, 2016) at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale, B.J. Penn (December 29, 2018) at UFC 23, and Darren Elkins (July 13, 2019) at UFC on ESPN+ 13.

As of July 2019, he has had 9 matches, among which he has won 8 and lost 1. Among the wins, he won 2 by knockout, 3 by submission, and 3 by decision. His 1 loss was by decision. 

Hall has also released eight sets of best-selling instructional DVDs “that have garnered wide acclaim for both their technical content and the clarity of Ryan’s teaching method.”

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Ryan Hall (ESPN)

Ryan Hall – Viral Video

In 2011 a video of Hall went viral. He was enjoying dinner in the company of friends when a large man approached the table, requesting a lighter. After informing that the table was comprised of non-smokers, the man became enraged. 

Ryan Hall was recorded trying to calm down a large aggressive man in a pizza parlor. But when the potential attacker refused to calm down, he used grappling techniques to defend himself. He used double leg takedown and the mount position and later used a chokehold on the man shortly before the police arrived. The video also promoted anti-bullies campaigns all over the world.

Ryan Hall – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is under review. As UFC fighters are paid on the basis of games played, Ryan Hall’s annual salary varies. He reportedly earned $34,000 from his match against Gray Maynard on December 3, 2016.

Ryan Hall – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Ryan Hall is active on Instagram and Twitter but seems to be absent from Facebook. He also has an official site -  ryanhallmma.com.

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