TUF 17, episode 3 features spectacular KO; complete recap

Tuesday, February 05, 2013


Round 1 – Referee Steve Mazzagatti in the cage. Adam takes the center early and is busy with his hands. Uriah grabs a Thai clinch and delivers a few strong knees before Adam pulls away to reset. Both fighters are firing big shots early. The clinch up and transition to the floor, where Uriah takes top position before standing up and allowing Adam to follow. Uriah lands a crisp jab and push kick on the restart. He continues to land heavy punches and kicks on the outside and looks to be gaining confidence with each passing second. Adam continues to press forward, but Uriah proves very elusive. Then it happens. In the final seconds of the round, a spinning heel kick lands flush to the chin, and Adam is out. It’s massive celebration to start before everyone goes quiet. It’s obvious Adam is hurt.

Uriah Hall def. Adam Cella via knockout (kick).

Fortunately, Adam hasn’t suffered any serious damage. Back in the dressing room with Uriah, Dana stops by for a visit. The “Knockout of the Year” for “TUF 17” is pretty much locked down.

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KO gif

UFC President Dana White also added some insight on the Underground:

From: dfw jr
Posted: 10:10 PM EST
Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 1347

i said one of the nastiest in 13 years. Etim, Telligman, Tanner, Martin, Salmon and now add Cella.  He was out for 4 minutes, on the stool at 6 minutes and in the ambulance at 9 minutes.  Brutal KO.  Ask anyone who was there live.

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