New UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos received a welcome home reaction from several hundred Brazilians earlier this week after returning home. Dos Santos defeated Cain Velasquez for the UFC title at UFC on FOX 1 from Anaheim, California.
Dos Santos, who proclaimed, “I’m famous,” at the post-fight press conference after toppling Velasquez, was filled with emotion as fans tried to get as close to him as possible and share a moment with the champ.
It remains unclear when he will make his first title defense, as dos Santos said he underwent knee surgery following the win. His next opponent, however, will be the winner of Brock Lesnar-Alistair Overeem, who meet at the end of the year.
Check out the video below to see the reaction dos Santos received upon returning home.