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Leo Santos explains UFC Stockholm celebration: ‘I had to run off and thank God’

Ring rust did not affect the former Ultimate Fighter Brazil 2 welterweight winner Leonardo Santos much.

After two and a half years away from the Octagon due to injuries, the 39-year-old finally got back to the cage at UFC Stockholm against Stevie Ray, and things could not have turned out better for the Brazilian. Santos scored a one-punch knockout win halfway through the first round.

In an interview with Combate, Santos explained the heightened emotional state he enters during his fights, which was why he felt the need to run out of the Octagon immediately after the bout was waved off.