UFC 287: Alex Pereira, Adrian Yanez, other losing fighters react on social media

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Here's how all of the UFC 287 fighters reacted to their losses on Saturday night.

The thrill and the agony of a fight card like UFC 287 can be felt on social media the morning after. Fans are reveling in either their win or their loss on Sunday, sharing memes, highlights or inspirational posts.

For the fighters on the losing end of the stick those messages are often apologies, self-reflection and sometimes excuses.

Here's how all of the UFC 287 fighters reacted to their losses on Saturday night in Miami, FL

Israel Adesanya defeated Alex Pereira via KO

Gilbert Burns defeated Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision

Jorge Masvidal retired after his loss but has yet to post on social media.

Rob Font defeated Adrian Yanez via TKO

Kevin Holland defeated Santiago Ponzinibbio via KO

Santiago Ponzinibbio protested the stoppage on Satruday night, but at press time had only released a post-fight statement in Spanish.

Christian Rodriguez defeated Raul Rosas Jr. via unanimous decision

18 year old Raul Rosas Jr. suffered his first defeat and took to his Instagram Stories to share his thoughts.

Kelvin Gastelum defeated Chris Curtis via unanimous decision

Luana Pinheiro defeated Michelle Waterson-Gomez via split decision

Michelle Waterson-Gomez has shared several posts from family, friends and even other fighters saying she was robbed of the decision win.

She also shared a lengthy video of her thoughts on Instagram.

Joe Pyfer defeated Gerald Meerschaert via TKO

Lupita Godinez defeated Cynthia Calvillo via split decision

Cynthia Calvillo has not commented on her loss on social media at press time.

Ignacio Bahamondes defeated Trey Ogden via unanimous decision

Trey Ogden took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the loss.

"Definitely not my best last night, no excuses, just didn’t get it going.Nothing changes," he wrote. "Same work ahead.‘I was not born in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins’I’ll be back."

Steve Garcia defeated Shayilan Nuerdanbieke via KO

Shayilan Nuerdanbieke has not reacted on social media at press time.

Sam Hughes defeated Jaqueline Amorim via unanimous decision

Jaqueline Amorim posted a lengthy message on her Instagram following the loss.

"What a night! There is nothing like stepping into the cage on the biggest stage," she wrote. "I fought a tough opponent and ultimately it was her night. Congrats to her and her team! I’m grateful for the experience, learned a lot last night and will use this to come back better! From where I come from, a girl from Manaus in a man’s sport, just to make it this far is a lot. I’m living my dream and this isn’t the end, this loss won’t define me. I promise I’m just getting started. Thank you to my team, my family and everybody who was cheering for me."

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