|Born||April 16, 1990|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Other names||The Cannibal|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)|
|Reach||68 in (173 cm)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Alexandre Pantoja Passidomo (born, April 16, 1990) is a Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter, currently fighting for the UFC and is the flyweight champion of the Resurrection Fighting Alliance and Shooto Brazil. As of February 2, 2019, he is ranked #5 in the official UFC flyweight rankings.
Mixed martial arts career
The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions
On May 11, 2016, the UFC announced that the 16 contestants for the season of this TUF would be flyweight champion fighters from various organizations around the world, with the winner being expected to have a chance to fight for the flyweight title against Demetrious Johnson. The cast was announced on July 20. The coaches for the season were the former challengers to the flyweight belt, Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo, and Pantoja was from Team Cejudo.
He was ranked # 1 in Team Cejudo, and made his first fight against # 16 Team Benavidez, Brandon Moreno. The two came to interact within the house, even with Pantoja speaking Portuguese and Brandon Moreno speaking Spanish, the similarity between languages facilitated communication. In the fight, Alexandre Pantoja defeated Brandon Moreno by finishing (submission) in the second round. With this victory, Pantoja went to the quarterfinals of the reality show.
Pantoja faced Hiromasa Ogikubo in the semifinals of the tournament and was defeated by unanimous decision, and it was soon announced that he had contracted with the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|23 matches||20 wins||3 losses|
|Win||20–3||Ulka Sasaki||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Magny vs. Ponzinibbio||November 17, 2018||1||2:18||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Win||19–3||Brandon Moreno||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman||May 19, 2018||3||5:00||Santiago, Chile|
|Loss||18–3||Dustin Ortiz||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 220||January 20, 2018||3||5:00||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||18–2||Neil Seery||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio||July 16, 2017||3||2:31||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Win||17–2||Eric Shelton||Decision (split)||UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña||January 28, 2017||3||5:00||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||16–2||Damacio Page||Technical Submission (triangle choke)||AXS TV Fights: RFA vs. Legacy FC 1||August 5, 2015||2||5:00||Robinsonville, Mississippi, United States||Won the inaugural AXS TV Flyweight Superfight Championship.|
|Win||15–2||Matt Manzanares||Submission (rear-naked choke)||RFA 18: Manzanares vs. Pantoja||December 9, 2014||2||2:38||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States||Won the RFA Flyweight Championship.|
|Win||14–2||Lincoln de Sá Oliveira||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto Brazil 45||December 20, 2013||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||13–2||Daniel Araújo||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Watch Out Combat Show 31||November 1, 2013||1||2:13||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||WOCS Flyweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||12–2||Rodrigo Favacho dos Santos||Submission (rear-naked choke)||MMA Fight Show - Summer Edition||March 16, 2013||1||4:29||Arraial do Cabo, Brazil|
|Win||11–2||Lincoln de Sá Oliveira||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto Brazil 32||July 14, 2012||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||10–2||Sandro Gemaque de Souza||KO (punches)||Fatality Arena Fight Night 1||December 9, 2011||3||3:58||Niterói, Brazil|
|Win||9–2||Samuel de Souza||TKO (elbows and punches)||WFC 4 - Pretorian||December 22, 2010||1||1:23||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||8–2||Bruno Azevedo||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Shooto Brazil 18||September 17, 2010||1||N/A||Brasília, Brazil|
|Loss||7–2||Jussier Formiga||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto Brazil 16||June 12, 2010||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||7–1||Ralph Alves||Decision (Split)||Watch Out Combat Show 6||December 12, 2009||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||6–1||Magno Alves||KO (punch)||Watch Out Combat Show 5||September 27, 2009||1||N/A||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||5–1||Michael William Costa||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto Brazil 13||August 27, 2009||3||5:00||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Win||4–1||Bruno Moreno||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Shooto Brazil 12||May 30, 2009||3||4:09||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||3–1||Gabriel Wolff||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Shooto Brazil 11||February 28, 2009||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||2–1||William Vianna||Decision (Split)||Watch Out Combat Show 2||September 25, 2008||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||2–0||Peterson Malfort||TKO (punches)||Rocinha Fight||August 2, 2008||2||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Antônio Carlos||Submission (armbar)||Hikari Fight||July 21, 2007||1||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|2 matches||1 win||1 loss|
|Loss||2–1||Hiromasa Ogikubo||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions||November 23, 2016||2||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 24 Semi Finals|
|Win||2–0||Kai Kara-France||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions||November 2, 2016||2||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 24 Quarter Finals|
|Win||1–0||Brandon Moreno||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions||August 31, 2016||2||3:44||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 24 Round of 16|
*Date given is the air date of the episode. The actual dates of the fight are not released by the UFC
- "Fighter Rankings | UFC ®". UFC. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
- Joseph Benavidez e Henry Cejudo são escolhidos para servir como treinadores no 'The Ultimate Fighter 24'
- Luta 1: Alexandre Pantoja (Team Cejudo) vs Brandon Moreno (Team Benavidez)
- Recapitulação do episódio N° 1 do 'The Ultimate Fighter 24: Tournament of Champions'
- Analizando la pelea: Brandon Moreno vs Alexandre Pantoja
- TUF 24: Moreno vs Pantoja Highlights
- Mike Bohn (2016-11-29). "Eric Shelton says he's fighting fellow 'TUF 24' semifinalist Alexandre Pantoja at UFC on FOX 23". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-29.
- Matt Erickson (2017-01-28). "UFC on FOX 23 results: Alexandre Pantoja takes split from 'TUF 24' castmate Eric Shelton". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-01-28.
- Peter Carroll (2017-05-10). "Neil Seery to meet Alexandre Pantoja at UFC Fight Night Glasgow". severemma.com. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
- "Tapout! Pantoja Submits Seery With Rear-Naked Choke". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
- DNA, MMA. "Flyweightclash tussen Dustin Ortiz en Alexandre Pantoja voor UFC 220 in Boston". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
- "UFC 220 results: Dustin Ortiz rallies to take unanimous decision from Alexandre Pantoja". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-21. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
- "Alexandre Pantoja substitui Ray Borg em luta contra Brandon Moreno no UFC Santiago". Sportv (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-04-29.
- "UFC Fight Night 129 results: Alexandre Pantoja outstrikes Brandon Moreno over three-round clinic". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-20. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
- "Alexandre Pantoja enfrenta Ulka Sasaki no UFC Buenos Aires, 17 de novembro". Sportv (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-10-23.
- "UFC Argentina results: Alexandre Pantoja too slick on floor for Ulka Sasaki, calls out Joseph Benavidez". MMAjunkie. 2018-11-18. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
- Douglas Barcellos (2020-02-20). "Wilson Reis faces Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 236". nocautenarede.com.br. Retrieved 2019-02-20. (in Portuguese)
- Sherdog.com. "Alexandre". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-10-23.