Best UFC 287 memes, tweets & GIFs

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A recap of the night’s events at UFC 287, summed up in just tweets, GIFs and memes.

The UFC returned to Miami for the first time in about 20 years with UFC 287, and it seemed to be an event that was quite worth the wait for the fans there.

In the main event, Israel Adesanya re-captured the UFC middleweight championship with a second-round knockout of Alex Pereira, making him a two-time champion in the process.

This was a rematch of their UFC 281 bout at New York's Madison Square Garden in November, which saw Pereira score a fifth-round, comeback knockout of Adesanya to win the gold. It was the first time Adesanya had been finished in MMA.

Pereira had also come in with a pair of wins over Adesanya in kickboxing, but Adesanya can now say he is the 185-pound king once again in the sweetest way possible.

The co-main event saw a welterweight contenders' battle in which Gilbert Burns scored a unanimous decision over hometown hero Jorge Masvidal.

This marked Masvidal's fourth straight loss, and following it, "Gamebred" put his gloves down and announced his retirement after over 20 years and 50 fights in the sport.

UFC 287 summed up in GIFs and memes

The night's action gets underway!

Jaqueline Amorim vs. Sam Hughes

Shayilan Nuerdanbieke vs. Steve Garcia

Ignacio Bahamondes vs. Trey Ogden

Cynthia Calvillo vs. Lupita Godinez

Gerald Meerschaert vs. Joe Pyfer

Michelle Waterson-Gomez vs. Luana Pinheiro

Chris Curtis vs. Kelvin Gastelum

Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Christian Rodriguez

Kevin Holland vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio

Rob Font vs. Adrian Yanez

Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal

(c) Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya -- for the UFC middleweight championship

UFC 287: Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya takes place on Saturday, April 8, 2023, live from the Kaseya Center in Miami, FL. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your live results and highlights throughout fight week.