Alexandre Pantoja’s Insane UFC Record Sets the Bar High

It's been a stellar career.

Alexandre Pantoja’s Insane UFC Record Sets the Bar High

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Brazilian Alexandre Pantoja heads to UFC 301 armed with an impressive five-fight winning steak. That streak is his longest since going unbeaten in 11 consecutive bouts from 2010 to 2017.

Pantoja fulfilled his dream of becoming UFC champion when he defeated Brandon Moreno for the flyweight belt at UFC 290 on 8 July 2023. The Brazilian went on to successfully defend the title by repealing the challenge of Brandon Royval at UFC 296 last 16 December 2023.

Pantoja will once again put his belt on the line when he headlines UFC 301 against No. 1 ranked Australian Steve Erceg on May 4th at the Farmassi Arena in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro.

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Alexandre Pantoja Record in the UFC

Entering his next fight, Pantoja has won five consecutive bouts. That is his longest winning streak since winning 11 fights in a row from 2010 to 2017. The ‘Cannibal’ opened his professional MMA career with back-to-back stoppage victories. He suffered his first career defeat to unheralded William Vianna in his third MMA fight via the Watch Out Combat Show 2 in 2008.

Alexandre then picked up five straight victories at Watch Out Combat and the Shooto organizations before losing to future UFC flyweight Jussier Formiga at Shooto Brazil 3. 

In 2017, Alexandre took his 16-2 record to the UFC’s TUF 24 tournament, Although he did not win the competition, he caught the eye of UFC President Dana White and was signed by the UFC shortly after. Pantoja made his UFC debut at UFC on Fox 3 on 28 January 2017, where he defeated Eric Shelton in a close split decision. 13 fights later, he is the UFC flyweight champion and will be making his second title defence at UFC 301.

Since making his debut in 2008, Pantoja has amassed a professional MMA record of 27-5 with 8 wins via knockout and 10 by way of submission. All of his five losses were on points and he has never been stopped before. In the UFC, Pantoja has fought a total of 14 times, winning all but three of his Octagon assignments.