Alexandre Pantoja

Alexandre Pantoja

Personal Information

Name Alexandre Pantoja
Born April 16, 1990
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5ft 5in
Alexandre Pantoja: A Brief Biography

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.

  1. Alexandre Pantoja MMA
  2. Alexandre Pantoja The Ultimate Fighter
  3. Alexandre Pantoja UFC
  4. Alexandre Pantoja Career Stats
  5. Alexandre Pantoja Last Fight
  6. Alexandre Pantoja Record

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Alexandre Pantoja MMA

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 The Ultimate Fighter

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 UFC

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 Career Stats

Current Status:

Alexandre Pantoja's current record stands at 24-5. He is on a 2-fight win streak in the UFC



Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 8

Wins by Submission:

  1. 9

Wins by Decision:

  1. 7

Current Titles:

  1. None


  1. 68 in (173cm)


  1. 125 lb / 57 kg

Weight Class:

  1. Flyweight

Alexandre Pantoja Last Fight

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.

Alexandre Pantoja Record

Below is the professional MMA record of Alexandre Pantoja:

Win24-5Brandon RoyvalSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC on ESPN: Cannonier vs. Gastelum21/08/2021
Win23-5Manel KapeDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov06/02/2021
Los22-5Askar AskarovDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 219/07/2020
Win22-4Matt SchnellKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie21/12/2019
Loss21-4Deiveson FigueiredoDecision (unanimous)UFC 24027/09/2019
Win21-3Wilson ReisDecision (unanimous)UFC 23613/04/2019
Win20-3Ulka SasakiSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: Magny vs. Ponzinibbio17/11/2018
Win19-3Brandon MorenoDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman19/05/2018
Loss18-3Dustin OrtizTechnical Submission (triangle choke)UFC 22020/01/2018
Win18-2Neil SeerySubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio16/07/2017
Win17-2Eric SheltonDecision (split)UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña28/01/2017
Win16-2Damacio PageTechnical Submission (triangle choke)AXS TV Fights: RFA vs. Legacy FC 105/08/2015
Win15-2Matt ManzanaresSubmission (rear-naked choke)RFA 1809/12/2014
Win14-2Lincoln de Sá OliveiraDecision (unanimous)Shooto Brazil 4520/12/2013
Win13-2Daniel AraújoSubmission (rear-naked choke)WOCS 3101/11/2013
Win12-2Rodrigo Favacho dos SantosSubmission (rear-naked choke)MMA Fight Show : Summer Edition16/03/2013
Win11-2Lincoln de Sá OliveiraDecision (unanimous)Shooto Brazil 3214/07/2012
Win10-2Sandro Gemaque de SouzaKO (punches)Fatality Arena Fight Night 116/03/2013
Win9-2Samuel de SouzaTKO (elbows and punches)WFC 414/07/2012
Win8-2Bruno AzevedoSubmission (rear-naked choke)Shooto Brazil 1809/12/2011
Loss7-2Jussier FormigaDecision (unanimous)Shooto Brazil 1622/12/2010
Win7-1Ralph AlvesDecision (split)WOCS 617/09/2010
Win6-1Magno AlvesKO (punch)WOCS 512/06/2010
Win5-1Michael William CostaDecision (unanimous)Shooto Brazil 1312/12/2009
Win4-1Bruno MorenoTKO (doctor stoppage)Shooto Brazil 1227/09/2009
Win3-1Gabriel WolffTKO (doctor stoppage)Shooto Brazil 1130/05/2009
Loss2-1William ViannaDecision (split)WOCS 225/09/2008
Win2-0Peterson MalfortTKO (punches)Rocinha Fight02/08/2008
Win1-0Antônio CarlosSubmission (armbar)Hikari Fight21/07/2007

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Last Modified Feb 21, 2023 08:23 IST