Team 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:
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