Thursday, April 11, 2013
Adam Cella was quite literally kicked out of the reality TV competition--a moment he told Knuckle Junkies he didn’t remember until he saw it on television. He's still considering the experience a career win.
Fenton’s Adam Cella, who trains at Finney’s MMA in Crestwood, told Knuckle Junkies that his experience on “The Ultimate Fighter 17” earlier this year is "opening up a door" for new career opportunities. While he took down the “Honey Bear” in his first fight on the show, Cella’s run on the show ended with a knockout kick from Uriah Hall in the third episode. (Hall is participating in the upcoming final tournament, according to MMA Junkie.) It turns out Cella, who was seen being carted off to the hospital in the episode, initially didn’t remember the kick, he said in a recent interview. “… I didn’t really remember anything from that fight. I just knew what they told me…. [The UFC] was nice enough to send it to me because I told them I didn’…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Fenton's Adam Cella defeated Jake "The Honey Bear" Heun with an armbar during Tuesday's season premiere.
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Thursday, January 10, 2013
Adam Cella, of Fenton, was announced as one of 28 professional fighters to participate in the upcoming season of "Ultimate Fighter" on FX.
A Fenton man was announced Wednesday as one of 28 participants to spar in the upcoming season of FX's "Ultimate Fighter," which debuts Jan. 22. Middleweight fighter Adam Cella, of Fenton, who trains at Finney's MMA in Crestwood, will compete against international contestants for the chance to earn an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract. The 27-year-old is 4-0 in his professional MMA career and also has dabbled in kickboxing. Cella, who grew up in Imperial, told Knuckle Junkies last year it was his "goal to get on TV." This season's contestants will be coached by current UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and contender Chael Sonne. Watch "Ultimate Fighter" at 7 p.m. Jan. 22. The two-hour season debut will whittle the 28 …