Although he suffered a hard loss to Josh Samman on Season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter, Swedish star Tor Troeng made a successful UFC debut in Stockholm.
Facing off against fellow TUF 17 alumnus Adam Cella, Troeng sealed a first-round victory by rear-naked choke in just over three minutes.
"The Hammer" had little trouble with Cella in their UFC on Fuel 9 bout, firmly closing the distance and dragging his opponent to the mat before dishing out some heavy ground-and-pound striking.
Cella eventually wilted from the pressure, giving Troeng just enough space to grab underneath his neck and force him to tap out.
This marks Troeng's 16th victory as a professional fighter, improving his overall record to 16-4-1.
(Since bouts on The Ultimate Fighter are usually considered exhibition fights by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Troeng is technically on a five-fight winning streak since April 2011.)
Things are more uncertain for Cella, who falls to 4-1 as a professional.
Although Troeng entered TUF 17 with some hype behind him, the Swede was selected as a No. 4 pick by Chael Sonnen after the season's qualifying rounds.
Troeng would eventually lose to Samman via KO during Episode 6, getting caught looking at a monster hook with his hands down.
Cella also lost early in the TUF 17 tournament by knockout, dropping to a highlight-reel spinning heel-kick from season semifinalist Uriah Hall. UFC president Dana White called it "the nastiest knockout in Ultimate Fighter history" in the aftermath, as Cella was immediately sent to the hospital.