May 04 2024
Saturday

Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Flyweight
27-5-0

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - Sat 5:00pm EST / UK - Sat 10:00pm

12-1-0

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Belts on The Line

UFC Flyweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
28
5' 5" / 166 cm
Height
5' 9" / 174 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
68.5" / 174 cm

Full record

UD 5SD 5SUB 1SUB 2UD 3
Form
KO 2UD 3UD 3
27
Wins
12
8
By KO
2
30
KO%
17
10
By Sub
6
37
SUB%
50
5
Losses
1
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2007
Debut
2016
32
Bouts
13
75
Rounds
27
5 hours, 29 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 53 minutes

Current rankings @ Flyweight

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UFC
10
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Bellator
-
1
Tapology
9

Alexandre Pantoja vs Steve Erceg preview

When is Pantoja vs Erceg?

Alexandre Pantoja is set to take on Steve Erceg in the main event of UFC 301, on Saturday 4th May 2024 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Flyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).

This contest is for the UFC flyweight championship.

Pantoja vs Erceg stats

Alexandre Pantoja steps into the octagon with a record of 27 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.

Steve Erceg will make his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by knock out and 6 by submission.

Alexandre Pantoja's UFC record currently stands at 11-3-0, while Steve Erceg's comes in at 3-0-0.

The stats suggest Pantoja has an advantage in power over Erceg, with a 30% knock out percentage over Erceg's 17%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Erceg will have an advantage over Pantoja, with a 50% submission rate over Pantoja's 37%.

Alexandre Pantoja is the older man by 6 years, at 34 years old.

Erceg has a height advantage of 4 inches over Pantoja. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Pantoja is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 8 years and 6 months earlier than Erceg, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 48 more professional rounds, 75 to Erceg's 27.

Pantoja vs Erceg form

Alexandre Pantoja has beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Brandon Royval at UFC 296 on 16th December 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Brandon Moreno at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by split decision in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Alex Perez at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Before that, he was victorious against Brandon Royval at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Enterprise.

He had won against Manel Kape at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

Pantoja's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Erceg's last 3 fights have come over a period of 10 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.7 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Pantoja vs Erceg?

Alexandre Pantoja is currently 4/11 (-280) to win the contest outright, while you can get 21/10 (+210) on Steve Erceg if you fancy the upset.

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