Adrian Yanez is even more of a fan favorite after Saturday night.
The bantamweight striker improved to 5-0 in the UFC with a knockout of Tony Kelley at UFC Austin, thrilling his fellow fighters, many of whom previously voiced their displeasure with opponent Tony Kelley’s recent offensive comments aimed at Brazilians.
Kelley did not apologize for his comments, but he actually raised a pair middle fingers in front of Yanez’ fight. Yanez reciprocated the gesture after winning the bout.
Brazilian fighters like Ariane Carnelossi were ecstatic to see Kelley lose, with Carnelossi writing, “Congratulations [Yanez], shut up the bulls*** talker.”
See more responses to social media from the MMA community.
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— Ariane “Sorriso” Carnelossi (@ArianeSorrisoo) June 18, 2022
YEOOO!!! That was FILTHY!!! My guy wants some more!!! Adrian Yanez is the real deal ladies and gents! In case you didn’t already know, Adrian Yanez is the real deal ladies and gents! #UFCAustin
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) June 18, 2022
YANEZ is a problem at 135!!! The precision is unreal #UFCAustin
— Jeff Molina (@jmolina_125) June 18, 2022
Brazil is absolutely loving this fight card right now! Brazilians putting on amazing performances and to top it off Yanez just put a beating on Kelly #UFCAustin
— Casey Oneill (@kingcaseymma) June 18, 2022
Adrian Yanez needs a number next to his name @yanezmma
— Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) June 18, 2022
— Herbert Burns (@HerbertBurnsMMA) June 18, 2022
One of the best strikers in the ufc.
— Erik Jon Koch (@NEWBREED04) June 18, 2022
— Mason Jones (@MasonJones1995) June 18, 2022
Yanez got snappy punches great patience to finish
— Brian BOOM Kelleher (@brianboom135) June 18, 2022
Life will show u middle finger back at ya sometimes
— C H T O V E R A (@chitoveraUFC) June 18, 2022
Man if you don’t like yanez your just a loser
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) June 18, 2022