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TUF 17 Results: Uriah Hall delivers Knockout of the Year candidate

Uriah Hall - TUF 17 KnockoutTeam Sonnen moved to 2-0 last night on the Ultimate Fighter 17 but the squad’s success is an afterthought thanks to the amazing knockout Uriah Hall delivered to earn his victory. The finish came against previously unbeaten striker Adam Cella who ate a perfectly-placed spinning back-kick in the first frame sending him down to the mat in a heap, earning “oohs” and “ahhs” from those in attendance before concern set in based on how devastating the finish was.

The episode also featured a few highlights other than the scintillating stoppage including two brewing rivalries. One featured Hall, who was insulted when cast-mate Josh Samman corrected his grammar in a way he felt was demeaning, stirring up old feelings for the 28-year old who said he was teased relentlessly as a child because he spoke differently as a native of Jamaica. The other involved veterans Bubba McDaniel and Kevin Casey with the latter stating he was insulted by the former’s decision to call him out after Team Jones’ first loss. Unfortunately, McDaniel will have to wait to get his hands on Casey who was selected to fight Collin Hart on next week’s episode.

Highlights Hall’s jaw-dropping knockout can be found below:


  • MCM says:

    I gotta say, I’m really liking this season of TUF. Good production value goes a looong way. It also doesn’t hurt that the fighters appear to have talent and guys like Uriah actually have compelling personalities.
    I’ve also been impressed with the coaches. Chael is exactly who I thought he would be, but Jones is actually better than I thought. Don’t get me wrong, he loves his trite motivational slogans, but he’s better in the gym than at least half the guys that have coached on the show.
    If they stick to this serious, Documentary style format and keep with highly professional coaches (i.e. no Rampage and no sperm eating) I can see TUF actually gaining audience for the next couple years.

  • Angry Mike says:

    I don’t think Chael’s been obnoxious. His conversation with Hall about mental preparation and the challenges he faced was pretty candid and sincere.

    And how can you not like Hall? A thunderous ko, and you can tell he actually felt bad about it. He seems like a pretty decent kid. But after that performance, you’d have to be an idiot to provoke him. How brutal could it be if he was seriously pissed off and really tried to hurt somebody?


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