Dwayne Johnson Amanda Nunes Alexander Volkanovski and Other UFC Superstars Welcome Fans Back at UFC 261

Published 04/25/2021, 12:29 AM EDT

Fans are finally back! And the excitement and energy in the arena is palpable. After over a year of hosting fights without the fans, the UFC is back in action with 15,000 hardcore fans in attendance at UFC 261 cheering the fighters on. 


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Everyone shared the excitement of having fans back in the arena for a UFC event. Three titles fights on the night ensured that they would be thoroughly entertained. Here is a look at some of the best reactions to the UFC returning to action with fans at UFC 261. 


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Social media explodes in excitement as fans return to live-action at UFC 261

‘The Lioness’ gave her opinion on having fans in the building.

Belal Muhammad was also in agreement with Nunes on having fans back.

Featherweight fighter Brian Kelleher could not have been more spot on with his tweet.

It’s safe to say featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski likes having the fans back.

Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling tweeted in awe at having the fans back.

Hardcore MMA fan, ‘The Rock’ posted an epic caption hyping up fans for UFC 261.

Kelvin Gastelum tweeted in excitement about having fans back.

NFL ‘GOAT’ Tom Brady, who was in attendance tonight, shared a heart-warming message with fans.

Long time UFC fan Steve-O made his feelings known about live-action tonight.

Actor Lewis Tan hyped-up fans for UFC 261.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was soaking in the noise of a live crowd.

UFC reporter Megan Olivi also tweeted in excitement at having fans back.

UFC Octagon girl Brittney Palmer shared her thoughts on having fans back in attendance.

Nick Diaz in attendance sent the fans into uproars.

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Light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz shared his thoughts on having the fans back.

Lightweight Gregor Gillespie commented on the electric atmosphere in the arena tonight.

Fight of the year contender Calvin Kattar will be itching to get back into the octagon with fans in attendance.

UFC fighter Jack Shore gave his thoughts on a packed arena.

Shark Tank investor Daymond John had one word to describe UFC 261 fights.


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What did you make of the fights tonight, and how did it feel to have fans in attendance? Let us know in the comments below!


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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.