Battered UFC stars' touching post slug-fest moment

Welterweight stars Yancy Medeiros and Alex Oliveira absolutely battered each other in the UFC 218 Fight of the Night, hours later they met up in a brilliant display of sportsmanship.

Both Medeiros (6-4 UFC) and Oliveira (7-3 UFC) were rocked multiple times throughout the thrilling and bruising fight in Detroit on Sunday (AEDT).

It was hailed as the best fight of the event, with experienced UFC commentator Joe Rogan even suggesting it was one of the greatest fights he'd ever seen.

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Oliviera throws a punch during the slug fest. Pic: Getty

"That was one of the greatest fights I've ever seen in my life. Just thank you for that!" Rogan exclaimed.

Medeiros eventually emerged the victor, forcing a third-round TKO of his opponent.

However there was a huge physical toll to the bout, with both fighters being transported to hospital in its aftermath.

Mederios eventually emerged the victor. Pic: Getty

In a brilliant display of sportsmanship, the fighters sought each other out in the Detroit hospital.

Despite being exhausted and bruised, the fighters took a moment to embrace and pose for a photo.

The two fighters embrace in hospital. Pic: Getty

In an image obtained by MMA Junkie, both fighters appear happy and healthy in the hospital, despite the toll their bodies had taken.

A US$50,000 Fight of the Night bonus most likely had a part to play in the smiles.

The welterweight clash was just one of a number of epic fights on the UFC 218 card.