It was a very methodical performance from the crafty Swede, who showed every aspect of his game in the win. He opened up with striking, and as Cella got used to the pace, Troeng changed tactics and went low for the takedown. He got it, and quickly worked to improve position, first moving to half-guard, then full mount, and eventually taking Cella's back, where he used strikes to get underneath Cella's neck for the tap.
Fighting in front of his home countrymen at the Ericsson Globe, Troeng enjoyed a hero's welcome and a similar reception upon earning the victory.
The two fighters were both members of the current season of TUF, with Troeng a member of Team Sonnen, and Cella a member of Team Jons.
Troeng is now 16-4-1 overall while Cella suffered his first official loss and is now 4-1.