The UFC’s new heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos got a hero’s welcome when he returned to Brazil after knocking out Cain Velasquez last weekend.

Fans packed into the airport to cheer the 27 year-old while reporters surrounded him looking for quotes and a brass band played his entrance music, the theme from Rocky.

It’s estimated that over 30 million Brazilian’s watched his victory live via the Globo channel in addition to the 8.8 million who watched on FOX in the U.S, making him an overnight star.

Dos Santos appears to be taking his newfound fame in his stride and was sporting his trademark smile as he strode through the airport and even stood up on a waiting firetruck so that fans could get a better look at both him and his UFC heavyweight belt.

Watch the scene for yourself via the video footage below.

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