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The UFC welcomed fans back on Saturday night with UFC 261, and things kicked off in wild fashion from the moment the first fight started.

Within two seconds, Liang Na dropped Ariane Carnelossi with a right hand, which ignited a crazy first round of action. In the end, Carnelossi rallied from that early setback and scored a second-round TKO win over Na at Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.

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In stark contrast to the quiet of the UFC Apex and Fight Island, fans in the building went nuts. The excitement of fans being back combined with safety concerns because of COVID-19 made for some mixed reactions on Twitter.

Below, you can check out some of what was shared as UFC 261 got underway:

Can someone please ask the crowd to shut the fuck up? I can’t hear the cornermen.😂

— michael (@bisping) April 24, 2021

This packed arena is giving me all sorts of anxiety #UFC261

— Anthony Walker (@AntWalkerMMA) April 24, 2021

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What a crazy 1st round.

I wish fans were always this lit for the first fight on the card. #UFC261

— Matthew Wells (@MrMWellsArt) April 24, 2021

Woow it feels amazing to hear fans cheer

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) April 24, 2021

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I’m so happy @ufc holding an event with fans!! Y’all scared, stay home. Lmao Wish I was there!!!

— rachaelostovich (@rachaelostovich) April 24, 2021

Crowd noise. Honestly didn’t even know how much I missed it until now.

— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) April 24, 2021

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What a start to this card. Sheesh.

— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 24, 2021

Yep, feels different having the crowd back in the building. A wild vibe right off the bat. Still going to take some getting used to after a year of quiet, empty arenas.

— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) April 24, 2021

Seeing fans maskless and in close quarters at #UFC261 is…ummmm…unnerving?

— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) April 24, 2021

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