|Born||April 16, 1990|
Alexandre "The Cannibal" Pantoja is the current #3 ranked UFC Flyweight fighter with a professional MMA record of 24-wins and 5-losses. Pantoja was the RFA and Shooto Brazil Flyweight Champion.
Alexandre Pantoja started his MMA journey in 2007 in the Brazilian regional circuit when he debuted at Hikari Fight to fight Antonio Carlos, whom he defeated via first-round armbar submission. Pantoja followed it by defeating Peterson Malfort via second-round TKO and signed with WOCS(Watch out Combat Show)
He lost his debut fight at the promotion against William Vianna via split decision.
Pantoja concurrently signed with Shooto Brazil and won his debut fight against Gabriel Wolff at Shooto Brazil 11 via TKO(doctor stoppage).
Pantoja won his next 4-fights in the promotions before dropping a unanimous decision loss to Jussier Formiga. Alexandre bounced back from the defeat and garnered a 7-fight win streak before fighting for the RFA Flyweight Championship against Matt Manzanares.
Alexandre finished Matt in the second round via rear-naked choke to capture the title and next fought Damacio Page at AXS TV Fights: RFA vs. Legacy FC 1 for the inaugural AXS TC Flyweight Superfight Championship. Pantoja won the fight in the second round via triangle choke technical submission to capture the belt.
He then joined the UFC as a participant on the Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions in 2016.
Alexandre Pantoja started his TUF journey as the #1 ranked fighter and second-pick of Team Cejudo.
Pantoja had an impressive run in the tournament. He defeated Brandon Moreno via second-round rear-naked choke submission and Kai Kara France via unanimous decision before crashing out in the semi-finals by a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Hiromasa Ogikubo.
He got signed by the UFC after the season ended.
Alexandre Pantoja made his UFC debut at UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Pena against Eric Shelton. Pantoja and Shelton put on a competitive that resulted in a Pantoja via split decision. He followed it up by defeating Eric Shelton and Neil Seery before fighting in his first UFC pay-per-view at UFC 220 against Dustin Ortiz.
Ortiz outclassed Alexandre in the fight and secured a unanimous decision victory to put a blemish on Alexandre's perfect UFC record. Pantoja bounced back from the loss and went on a 3-fight win streak, defeating Brandon Moreno, Ulka Sasaki, and Wilson Reis before facing Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 240. Figueiredo and Pantoja put on a show during the three rounds that ended with Figueiredo winning via unanimous decision and both fighters earning a fight of the night bonus.
He next defeated Matt Schnell in the first round via KO(punches) and lost to Askar Askarov at UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2. Alexandre found his momentum as he garnered victories over Manel Kape via unanimous decision and Brandon Royval via rear-naked choke submission to earn a shot at the UFC Flyweight Championship but could not fight for the belt because of a knee injury.
Alexandre Pantoja's current record stands at 24-5. He is on a 2-fight win streak in the UFC
Alexandre Pantoja's last fight was against Brandon Royval at UFC on ESPN 29: Cannonier vs. Gastelum. Pantoja won the fight via second-round rear-naked choke submission.
Below is the professional MMA record of Alexandre Pantoja:
|Win||24-5||Brandon Royval||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC on ESPN: Cannonier vs. Gastelum||21/08/2021|
|Win||23-5||Manel Kape||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov||06/02/2021|
|Los||22-5||Askar Askarov||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2||19/07/2020|
|Win||22-4||Matt Schnell||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie||21/12/2019|
|Loss||21-4||Deiveson Figueiredo||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 240||27/09/2019|
|Win||21-3||Wilson Reis||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 236||13/04/2019|
|Win||20-3||Ulka Sasaki||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Magny vs. Ponzinibbio||17/11/2018|
|Win||19-3||Brandon Moreno||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman||19/05/2018|
|Loss||18-3||Dustin Ortiz||Technical Submission (triangle choke)||UFC 220||20/01/2018|
|Win||18-2||Neil Seery||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio||16/07/2017|
|Win||17-2||Eric Shelton||Decision (split)||UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña||28/01/2017|
|Win||16-2||Damacio Page||Technical Submission (triangle choke)||AXS TV Fights: RFA vs. Legacy FC 1||05/08/2015|
|Win||15-2||Matt Manzanares||Submission (rear-naked choke)||RFA 18||09/12/2014|
|Win||14-2||Lincoln de Sá Oliveira||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto Brazil 45||20/12/2013|
|Win||13-2||Daniel Araújo||Submission (rear-naked choke)||WOCS 31||01/11/2013|
|Win||12-2||Rodrigo Favacho dos Santos||Submission (rear-naked choke)||MMA Fight Show : Summer Edition||16/03/2013|
|Win||11-2||Lincoln de Sá Oliveira||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto Brazil 32||14/07/2012|
|Win||10-2||Sandro Gemaque de Souza||KO (punches)||Fatality Arena Fight Night 1||16/03/2013|
|Win||9-2||Samuel de Souza||TKO (elbows and punches)||WFC 4||14/07/2012|
|Win||8-2||Bruno Azevedo||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Shooto Brazil 18||09/12/2011|
|Loss||7-2||Jussier Formiga||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto Brazil 16||22/12/2010|
|Win||7-1||Ralph Alves||Decision (split)||WOCS 6||17/09/2010|
|Win||6-1||Magno Alves||KO (punch)||WOCS 5||12/06/2010|
|Win||5-1||Michael William Costa||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto Brazil 13||12/12/2009|
|Win||4-1||Bruno Moreno||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Shooto Brazil 12||27/09/2009|
|Win||3-1||Gabriel Wolff||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Shooto Brazil 11||30/05/2009|
|Loss||2-1||William Vianna||Decision (split)||WOCS 2||25/09/2008|
|Win||2-0||Peterson Malfort||TKO (punches)||Rocinha Fight||02/08/2008|
|Win||1-0||Antônio Carlos||Submission (armbar)||Hikari Fight||21/07/2007|