“Poor Anya Looked So Shocked”: Fans React to “Innocent “ Hollywood Star Anya Taylor-Joy’s Reaction During the Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev Fight at UFC 286

Published 04/02/2023, 10:23 AM EDT

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UFC 286 saw one of the most intriguing matchups in the UFC lightweight division that kept the fans on their feet. The fight was expected to be a spectacle for the fans as Justin Gaethje took on Rafael Fiziev. The back-and-forth fight saw the fight going to ‘The Highlight’ as he cruised through with a majority win. Furthermore, actress Anya Taylor-Joy was also present in the arena to watch the fight live and enjoyed it just as any other fan would.

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The fans saw the Hollywood actress’ video go viral on social media as she watched the event in London. Her reaction to seeing the Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev fight has the fans amazed.

Anya Taylor-Joy reacts to FOTN at UFC 286


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The Peaky Blinders actress’ video has gone viral since she made an appearance at the UFC event in London. The video shows Taylor-Joy being engrossed in the fight behind the commentary booth.

Also, the actress can be seen giving a range of reactions during the video. The fans have come up with their opinion on the actress’ reaction to her emotions during the fight.


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Jedi Goodman wrote, “Anya Taylor-Joy watching Gaethje/Fiziev.”

Another fan added their views.

Furthermore, a fan stated their suggestion.

Some of the tweets were very subtle.

Some fans identified the actress as one of their own.


Some social media users also noticed certain reactions of Tayler-Joy.


Some Twitter users also observed other people in the video.

Lastly, a fan aptly summarized the situation in their tweet.

It was understandable given her reaction was taken during the Fight of the Night winner. The actress summed up the feelings of all the UFC fans during the fight between Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev.

Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev put on a great performance


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The fight was expected to be the Fight of the Night when it got announced. Both fighters promised fireworks and delivered as expected. The fight went in Gaethje’s favor as he won by majority decision.

However, the fight went back and forth multiple times and many wouldn’t be surprised if Fiziev had gotten the job done against ‘The Highlight’. But that was not the case as the former interim lightweight champion brutalized ‘Ataman’.


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What did you think about the fight between Gaethje and Fiziev? Also, does Tayler-Joy’s reaction accurately summarize the fight? Let us know in the comments.

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Written by:

Faizan Mirza


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Faizan Mirza is a UFC Writer at Essentially Sports. He has had a keen eye on the UFC since 2015 and is a fan of Conor McGregor because of his attitude and charisma. Faizan had been following McGregor's ascent in the sport.
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Anuj Jacob




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