A recent time capsule held up by Brazil’s Vagner Brasil was filled with cards from the late Brazilian legend Wanderlei Silva’s pro career, dating back to 2001. One of the cards was from the 2007 UFC 100 fight between ex-champion Bár Błachowicz and Alex Leikvorsky.
Brazil’s Tatango magazine gathered the cards together on its Instagram account to post a photo collage of the old rivals looking for all the world like an old pair of lovers. The collage was shared on Imgur yesterday, and the result is glorious.
Leikvorsky was a 29-year-old Swede who had never been to the United States before the fight. In a Brazilian jiu-jitsu knockout in the second round, he would become the first Swede to make it to the UFC octagon. However, that victory would also be the last he would see in the UFC. While many of the cards were filled in with old pics, Leikvorsky’s ending was replaced with a comment that now reads: “If it was up to me, this will have been the last I fight in the UFC. Maybe like this would be my last walk into the octagon to compete in. This will really leave a big hole in my heart. May it last forever. #babyloos”
Below, Leikvorsky takes a trip down memory lane on what was essentially his first and last fight in the UFC.