We haven’t seen someone hit the canvas this hard and this fast in a very long time.
It’s definitely one of the most memorable knockouts in UFC history, despite the fact that it didn’t take place on a PPV or even in an arena full of people, but on an episode of The Ultimate Fighter — in which contestants fight for a chance to compete under contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
In the knockout clip filmed last week, Jamaican-born Uriah Hall delivers a sweet, sweet spinning wheel kick, decisively knocking out hapless opponent Adam Cella at the end of the very first round. The kick is literally so precise and on the money that Cella is KO’d instantly, hitting the ground like a sack of spuds.
As soon as the other fighters and staff in attendance calm down and realise that Cella almost had his head taken off, they look on silently and kind of uncomfortably as medics tend to the fallen fighter.
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“I’m sorry”, mumbles an apologetic Hall, who is surely still feeling like a badass hours later when he tells an interviewer “I love that kick… I was like, man, if I could pull something like (that kick) off, it would be cool”.
“And that kick…”, He says again later, “…you have to have really good timing with it. If you don’t get your timing you’ll probably hurt your knee… I still haven’t 100 percent perfected it yet, but I threw it and I hit it.”
If that strike wasn’t 100% perfect, I’m guessing he considers a flawless kick to be something of Mortal Kombat Fatality proportions.
His KO’d opponent was less complimentary than the rest of the mixed martial arts world when asked about the blow that ended his night.
“I didn’t think it was that amazing,” he said.
What do you guys think? Check out the stunning KO below: