UFC 301: Alexandre Pantoja vs. Steve Erceg full fight video highlights and results

The UFC is set to make a return to Brazil this Saturday, featuring an interesting lineup headlined by a flyweight title clash. Alexandre Pantoja stepped into the main event to defend his flyweight championship for the second time against Steve Erceg.

With the support of his fellow countrymen filling the arena, Pantoja aims to defend his title against Erceg, who, despite only securing three victories in the UFC, finds himself in contention for the championship. The UFC had to search deep within the rankings for a suitable challenger, ultimately settling on Erceg. While he may still be viewed more as a rising talent than a proven contender, Erceg’s undefeated record in the Octagon earns him this significant opportunity.

Main card:

  • Alexandre Pantoja def. Steve Erceg via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
  • Jose Aldo def. Jonathan Martinez via UD (30-27 x3)
  • Anthony Smith def. Vitor Petrino via sub (guillotine) (R1, 2:00)
  • Michel Pereira def. Ihor Potieria via first-round sub (RNC) (0:54) 
  • Caio Borralho def. Paul Craig via second-round KO (2:10) 

Preliminary Card:

  • Joanderson Brito def. Jack Shore via TKO (R2, 3:35)
  • Iasmin Lucindo def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision
  • Myktybek Orolbai def. Elves Brener via unanimous decision (29-27 x3)
  • Drakkar Klose def. Joaquim Silva via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
  • Mauricio Ruffy def. Jamie Mullarkey via first-round TKO (4:42) 
  • Dione Barbosa def. Ernesta Kareckaite via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
  • Ismael Bonfim def. Vinc Pichel via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
  • Alessandro Costa def. Kevin Borjas via second-round TKO (1:35)

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