The scene, one of the highlights of a thrilling UFC 142, arose when featherweight champion José Aldo burst into jubilation, darting out of the octagon to celebrate in the stands.
The rear-naked choke defense Aldo taught while in the arms of the masses was just one more (excellent) Jiu-Jitsu moment at UFC Rio.
A UFC that showcased Yuri Marajó and his slick armbar, Gabriel Gonzaga and his choke, Edson Barboza and his sweep (just before his knockout of the year), Toquinho and his ligament-shredding Jiu-Jitsu, and of course, Vitor Belfort and his good fortune, as well as the technique acquired from years at Carlson Gracie’s academy.
“Belfort fought really well and is still a tough guy,” said Wand, his next opponent, in praise over Twitter. “Thanks for the kindness, brother,” said Vitor in thanks.
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