Leonardo Santos had a special guest watching Octagon-side Saturday night as he attempted to claim the title of Ultimate Fighter: Brazil at UFC on FUEL TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum.
Santos is a close friend and training partner with UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, and the two shared an emotion-filled moment together after Santos defeated William Macario.
Santos (12-3) is a multi-time Brazilian World Cup champion. He submitted Macario via second round arm-triangle choke.
“I am extremely happy,” Santos said. “I don’t even know what to say. I feel like I’m hallucinating. I don’t even know what to do right now with what happened.”
Santos wins the guaranteed contract with the UFC, which will likely add Macario, as well, to an upcoming card.