Brazilian fans like their Brazilian fighters, and they don’t pass up an opportunity to meet one of the country’s biggest stars.
At Saturday’s UFC 212 event, Vitor Belfort (26-13 MMA, 15-10 UFC) picked up a narrow – some may say controversial – unanimous-decision victory over fellow middleweight Nate Marquardt (35-18-2 MMA, 13-11 UFC) on the pay-per-view main card (check out his post-event comments above).
Following the event, which took place at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, many fighters and fans enjoyed a post-event tradition: enjoying some beers on a Rio beach to watch the sun come up.
While soaking in the post-event atmosphere (and swiping a good wifi signal), MMAjunkie’s John Morgan and Fernanda Prates caught some of the scenes, which included a Rio de Janeiro bus driver stopping his vehicle and quickly exiting to snap a pic with Belfort.
Check out the shots (via Twitter):
Belfort also took some time to chat with Max Holloway (18-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC), who traded in his interim featherweight title for an undisputed belt after dethroning champ Jose Aldo (26-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) via third-round TKO in UFC 212’s headliner (via Twitter):
More shots (via Twitter):
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