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Alexandre Pantoja vs. Steve Erceg prediction, pick: Is an upset looming at UFC 301?


MMA Junkie’s Dan Tom delves deep to analyze the UFC’s most important fights. He looks at the UFC 301 flyweight championship between Alexandre Pantoja, champion of the division, and Steve Erceg.

Alexandre Pantoja UFC 301 preview

Alexandre Pantoja

Staple information

  • Height: 5’5″ Age: 34 Weight: 125 lbs. Reach: 67″
  • Record: (27-5 MMA, 11-3 UFC)
  • Last fight: Brandon Royval wins by decision on Dec. 16, 2023
  • Camp: American Top Team, Florida
  • Style of stance/striking: Muay Thai/Orthodox
  • Risk management: Fair

Additional information:
UFC flyweight champ
+ Regional MMA Titles
+ Amateur muay Thai accolades
+ Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt
+ 8 KO victories
Plus 10 Submissions Win
+10 First-Round Finishes
+ KO power
+ Pressure and aggressive pace
+ Counters in Combination
+ Hard leg kicks
+ Solid clinch fighter
Strikes very well when off the breaks
WWE’s Underrated Wrestling Ability
+ Superb transitional wrestler
^ Slick submissions, good ground-and-pound

Steve Erceg UFC 301 preview

Steve Erceg

Staple information

  • Height: 5’8″ Age: 28 Weight: 125 lbs. Reach: 68″
  • Record: (12-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC)
  • Last fight: Matt Schnell knocked out in the second round (March 2, 2020)
  • Camp: Wilkes Martial Arts – Australia
  • Style of stance/striking: Muay Thai
  • Risk…

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