Moments After Controversial Finish, Tom Brady Reaches Out to Joe Pyfer as NFL Legend Storms In With Dana White at UFC Vegas 80

Published 10/08/2023, 12:34 AM EDT

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The UFC wrapped up their UFC Vegas 80 event recently with the return of a highly touted middleweight fighter. 27-year-old Joe Pyfer took on Abdul Razak Alhassan and finished him in the second round. However, the most unpredictable was the presence of NFL legend Tom Brady, who congratulated ‘Bodybagz’ after his win. As such, fans took to social media to share their reactions to this unusual union.

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Joe Pyfer is one of the most exciting prospects on the UFC’s roster. Many people see him as a force to be reckoned with in the middleweight division, which lately has become one of the most exciting divisions in the promotion. Moreover, Pyfer lived up to the hype at UFC Vegas 80 and was congratulated by one of the United States’s biggest sporting legends.

Tom Brady congratulated Joe Pyfer after his win over Abdul Razak Alhassan

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Abdul Razak Alhassan has had a mixed record in the UFC. Since his debut in Dana White‘s promotion in 2016, he’s racked up six wins and six losses so far. He has lost fights through knockouts and decisions. But Alhassan has never been submitted by any of his former opponents. However, things changed this time around.

Joe Pyfer was riding on a 3-fight winning streak as he headed into the fight in Vegas on Saturday. Moreover, he proved his mettle and the hype surrounding him as he took on Abdul Razak Alhassan. ‘Bodybagz’ became the first fighter to submit the 38-year-old middleweight veteran to secure his 4th win in a row. And, as Pyfer got out of the cage, he was stopped by NFL legend Tom Brady and both athletes shared a moment.

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Tom Brady, as we all know, is one of the biggest sporting legends the country of the United States has ever seen. The 7-time Super Bowl champion was previously spotted attending UFC 285, where Jon Jones made his triumphant return. Meanwhile, this time, he decided to drop by and watch a Fight Night event live.

Joe Pyfer made his way to the cage side to enjoy and celebrate his submission victory over Abdul Razak Alhassan, although the win was a controversial one. Thereafter, Tom Brady took the time to congratulate the 27-year-old on the 4th win in a row. It was certainly one of the best moments for Pyfer to have had the chance to interact with a legend after putting on one of his best performances inside the Octagon. Let’s see what the fans had to say.

NFL legend surprised fans with his rare appearance at UFC Vegas 80

Tom Brady really drew a lot of attention from fans on social media. One fan expressed his love for the 7-time Super Bowl champion after witnessing his presence at UFC Vegas 80.

However, one fan claimed that it was unusual to see Brady attend a Fight Night event.

However, there were a few fans who congratulated Joe Pyfer on his dominant victory.

A lot of people had praises for Tom Brady.

Meanwhile, some UFC fans expressed their wish to see Joe Pyfer fight Bo Nickal in the future.

They believe that ‘Bodybagz’ is going to pose a threat in the middleweight division.

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However, there was one fan who wondered if Joe Pyfer was from Philadelphia without much context.

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Pyfer has proved himself to be a fighter to watch out for in the middleweight division. With some believing that the division should move on from the likes of Israel Adesanya, we might just get new contenders fighting to get into title contention. However, it remains to be seen how long it will take Pyfer to get to the championship after such a dominant win over Abdul Razak Alhassan. What are your thoughts? Drop your comments below.

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Himanga Mahanta is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. He has a passion for combat sports and a deep understanding of the intricacies of MMA. With his expertise and extensive knowledge, Himanga provides in-depth coverage of UFC events and fighters, bringing his readers closer to the action and the athletes they admire.
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