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.
"That was one of the greatest fights I've ever seen in my life. Just thank you for that!" Rogan exclaimed.
Talk about a kill or be killed attitude. Thank you Alex Oliveira and Yancy Medeiros for that. Take a bow gentleman. Round of the year and fight of the year wrapped up. #UFC218— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) December 3, 2017
UPDATE: Yancy Medeiros vs. Alex Oliveira AND Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje will receive FOTN bonuses! #UFC218— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) December 3, 2017
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.
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.
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.