Alexandre Pantoja rose victoriously in a tight clash with Steve Erceg

Alexandre Pantoja secured a close unanimous decision win against Steve Erceg.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Alexandre Pantoja rose victoriously in a tight clash with Steve Erceg
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The UFC flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja successfully defended his belt against the 10th ranked contender Steve Erceg. The clash was far from one-sided; both individuals delivered a jaw-dropping performance. The fight was switching at one point in Erceg’s favour and within the blink of an eye, Pantoja was back in the game.

Steve Erceg nearly pulled off an upset and proved to the world that he shouldn’t be underestimated. Slight sloppiness in ending rounds cost him the match. It will be interesting to see the path both fighters pick from here.

Alexandre Pantoja will take some time off fighting.

Alexander Pantoja’s post-fight interview

“I’m in here to fight the best in the world and this guy’s one of them,” Pantoja said, as quoted by mmafighting.com.

“What a tough opponent to have in here. I think I need to move my head, these guys are hitting me too much. What an incredible guy, an incredible opponent”.

Steve Erceg on the last round

“I thought that if I could win the last round at least, I’d give myself a chance, I just blew it”.

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