Steve Erceg’s Weight Keeps UFC Fans Guessing

But he's never had any issues at weigh-ins.

Steve Erceg’s Weight Keeps UFC Fans Guessing

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Steve Erceg has fought at flyweight for most part his professional MMA career. That means he’s stayed within the 125-pound limit for the majority of his mixed martial arts fights.

UFC No.10 ranked flyweight Steve Erceg is set to challenge for the UFC’s 125-pound title against reigning champion Alexandre Pantoja at the main event of UFC. A former Eternal MMA flyweight champion in his native Australia, Erceg posted a 9-1 record before joining the UFC. 

Erceg’s been with the UFC since 2022 but he didn’t get a fight until the following year. Steve defeated David Dvorak via unanimous decision in his UFC debut on 10 June 2023, at UFC 289. He followed that up with another UD win, this time over Alessandro Costa at UFC 295 on 11 November 2023. 

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In his most recent Octagon appearance last March 2, Erceg scored a one-punch knockout of veteran Matt Schnell at UFC Fight Night 238 to improve his record to 3-0 in the UFC. With the UFC matchmakers having issues finding a worthy challenger for Pantoja’s UFC 301 title defence, they turned to the Australian Erceg who has an overall record of 12-1 with two knockouts and six submission wins. 

But while Steve has spent most of his career at 125 pounds, there were two instances where he fought as a bantamweight and won on points. The first was at Eternal MMA 41 where Erceg submitted Mark Familiari. The other was when he defeated Cody Haddon at Eternal MMA 60. The bantamweight limit is 135 pounds.

In his most recent fight against Schnell, Erceg tipped the scales at the allowable one-pound extra of 126 pounds, the same weight registered by his opponent. Given that he’s fought so many times at this weight before, he shouldn’t have any issues during the weigh-ins.