On the second episode of season seventeen of “The Ultimate Fighter” last night, Uriah Hall delivered what have been the most devastating knockout in the shows history, and one of the nastiest we’ve seen in the history of the UFC. Uriah Hall is the early star of the show and UFC President Dana White has even questioned why he had not heard of Hall earlier, he is an explosive striker with ridiculous power, especially in his kicks. After last night, nobody in the house is going to want to fight Hall, and this knockout will be extremely tough to beat for “Knockout of the Season” and the $25,000 prize that comes with that honor. I give Adam Cella all of the credit in the world, he was not afraid of Hall, and was in the fight. He even landed a few nice combos, and although I have the round to Hall, Cella earned my respect. Suddenly, inside of 10 seconds left in the round, Hall spun and hit a ridiculous kick that knocked Cella out cold. Luckily Cella was okay, because his breathing seemed labored at first, but he was able to sit up and leave the octagon under his own power. Incredible knockout by Hall, who is now the clear favorite to win the reality show, and become the next Ultimate Fighter.
My Opinion on Hall as a Mixed Martial Artist: Uriah Hall is extremely talented. His kicks come from seemingly nowhere and have extreme power combined with excellent placement. He is not there yet. He is quick, but consistently drops his hands, and he will get caught if he does not improve his defense. He also could have kept Cella off him with the jab last night, and his coach Chael Sonnen was screaming for it, but he rarely threw it. When you have a five inch reach advantage you need to throw that jab all fight long. Also seems like he has some issues with confidence.