Jaw-dropping spinning hook kick KO!

A crazy knockout makes even the winner scared!

What does an MMA fighter usually do when he knocks out his opponent? Some guys cockily celebrate victory while the stunned opponent lies helpless on the mat. Some come to take a look at the loser, perhaps tap him on the shoulder and ask if he’s okay. Signs of real sympathy and life appreciation are so rare they immediately become sensations. But what is really unique – at least I saw it the first time in my life – is when the fighter gets truly scared after smashing his opponent. And that’s just what Uriah Hall felt when he knocked out Adam Cella at The Ultimate Fighter 17 in 2013.

The spinning hook kick he landed in the dying seconds of the first round was so vicious, it made everyone in the hall but medics freeze – even Dana White who’s seen a lot throughout his career confessed later it was “one of the nastiest knockouts I’ve ever seen”. And you just have to look at Hall’s face to realize that he was not at all happy with his win. It seemed that you could hear a common sigh of relief when, six minutes later, Adam Cella first managed to sit on the stool and then stood up on his shaky feet. Fortunately, Cella had no serious injury and today he goes on fighting, his record being 6-3.

Actually, Cella was a co-author of Hall’s win as he kept his right hand guard rather low. Finally it served him bad. “That’s my favorite technique. It’s a little bit of an unorthodox move. If you have good speed and good whip, you can catch someone, and it’s really deadly. I love to use that technique, and just from being in the ring with him, I’d seen how he would drop his hand a little bit. I had the chance and I capitalized on it and I took it”, Hall said in his interview to “Yahoo Sports”.

As this was Hall’s second pro fight, he quickly gained a reputation of a real beast because both his opponents had to go to the hospital after the bouts. Adam Cella was the second, while the first Hall’s victim was Andy Enz – Hall broke his arm with a kick in the qualifying fight.