The Ultimate Fighter season 17 Episode 3 absolutely delivered. During the preview after last week’s show, UFC president Dana White promised one of the most devastating knockouts in combat sports history for the upcoming fight between Team Sonnen’s Uriah Hall and Adam Cella of Team Jones and he wasn’t lying.
White has a history of speaking in hyperbole, but this week’s finish all but secured Knockout of the Season and a $25,000 bonus for Uriah Hall.
The fight between Hall and Cella started off relatively slow, but in the second round that all changed. Hall executed a brilliant spinning hell kick and landed the shot directly on Cella’s jaw. The shot stunned the Team Jones fighter and Cella crashed to the mat where he smacked his head after the canvas.
It truly was one of the most brutal KOs in Ultimate Fighter history. Following the fight, Cella was taken to the hospital for further evaluation. It was an unbelievable moment on the show and sets Hall up as the clear favorite on this season. White had said that there was a fighter on this season that sent everyone of his opponents to the hospital and even caused on opponent to have a panic attack because he was so terrified to step in the cage against the unknown fighter. It looks like that could be Hall.