(Watch) Newly engaged Thiago Santos and Yana Kunitskaya try their hand out in capoeira

Yana Kunitskaya and Thiago Santos got engaged in December 2020

Thiago Santos and Yana Kunitskaya have been in a relationship for over a year and recently got engaged

UFC stars Thiago Santos and Yana Kunitskaya seem to be enjoying their time more after getting engaged.

The pair are two big names in the UFC and recently confirmed that they were engaged. Santos made the proposal to his fellow UFC star earlier in December and they shared the special moment on social media.

Yana Kunistkaya is a Russian MMA star
Yana Kunitskaya poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena on October 05, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kunitskaya will fight Lina Lansberg in a bantamweight bout at UFC 229 on October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Given that both stars are in the UFC it is bound that they would train together. However, this was a different kind of training regime with Kunitskaya trying her hand at capoeira.

Kunitskaya is a Russian fighter while Santos is Brazilian. Capoeira is a Brazilian MMA form which combines music, movement, dance and some great kicks and flips.

Michel Pereira and Johnny Walker had demonstrated some of the capoeira moves a while back but Santos was taking it slow with his wife-to-be.

Kunitskaya still needs some time to get into the groove of things and the pair asked if their fans wanted to see more such training videos in the future.

Mixed outings for the pair

Kunitskaya last fought Julija Stoliarenko and picked up an impressive win. She has fought for the UFC Women’s Featherweight title but lost that to Cris Cyborg in 2018.

Santos, for his part, battled Jon Jones for the UFC Light Heavyweight title at UFC 239. However, his next fight was against Glover Teixeira and ended up losing that too.

Thiago Santos lost to Glover Teixeira
Thiago Santos (L) of Brazil punches Glover Teixeira of Brazil in a light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

That would have hurt his chances of becoming the champion and it will be interesting to see what the pair do in the future.

Aleksandar Rakic is the next opponent for Santos while Kunitskaya will face Ketlen Vieira at UFC Fight Night 188.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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