- Adrian Yanez knocked the living lights out of Tony Kelley at UFC Austin
- The KO win got a number of fighters taking their thoughts to social media
Adrian Yanez extended his unbeaten record to 5-0 after a sensational first-round KO victory over Tony Kelley at UFC Austin. Even more interesting, Yanez’s fellow fighters celebrated with him.
For those who might have missed it, Kelley is on the spot coming in at UFC Austin following his offensive comments about Brazilians at UFC Vegas 54. Kelley later addressed the issue and stressed that he got “nothing against Brazilians” but he upped the ante once again by flipping the bird before his bantamweight fight with Yanez.
Unfortunately for “Primetime,” Yanez knocked him out early in the fight. The American gave Kelley the middle finger while he was down as he felt his opponent deserved it. What happened next was something even more epic.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) June 18, 2022
Fighters were ecstatic
As expected, Brazilian fighters such as Ariane Carnelossi and Gilbert Burns were thrilled with Carnelossi even tweeting “shut up the bullsh*t talker.”
thank you from 🇧🇷 🙏🏻
— Ariane “Sorriso” Carnelossi (@ArianeSorrisoo) June 18, 2022
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) June 18, 2022
Even non-Brazilian fighters were happy to have witnessed Yanez beat Kelley and also took their thoughts on social media.
Adrian Yanez! REMEMBER THE NAME! #UFCAustin
— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) June 18, 2022
YEOOO!!! That was FILTHY!!! My guy wants some more!!! Adrian Yanez is the real deal ladies and gents! Just incase you didn’t know that yet! #UFCAustin
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) 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
— Herbert Burns (@HerbertBurnsMMA) 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
Yanez got snappy punches great patience to finish
— Brian BOOM Kelleher (@brianboom135) June 18, 2022
— Mason Jones (@MasonJones1995) June 18, 2022
There you go 👊🏾✊🏾 let’s go brotha #ufc
— Terrance ‘T Wrecks’ McKinney (@twrecks155) June 18, 2022
One of the best strikers in the ufc.
— Erik Jon Koch (@NEWBREED04) June 18, 2022
That boy Yanez got some very nice hands!!!#UFCAustin
— Jamahal Hill (@JamahalH) June 18, 2022
Dangggg @yanezmma 🔥🔥👏👏👏
— Billy Quarantillo (@BillyQMMA) June 18, 2022
Adrian Yanez needs a number next to his name🔥🔥 @yanezmma
— Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) June 18, 2022
This is Kelly’s first defeat as a professional fighter, having been KO’d by Yanez at UFC Austin. In addition to reflecting on the mistakes he made during the fight, Primetime may also want to think about being extra careful with his remarks and behavior in the future.