Alexandre Pantoja

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Alexandre Pantoja
Born (1990-04-16) April 16, 1990 (age 28)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other namesThe Cannibal
NationalityBrazilian
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
DivisionFlyweight
Reach68 in (173 cm)
TeamBlack House
Years active2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total23
Wins20
By knockout6
By submission8
By decision6
Losses3
By decision3
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.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3][4][5][6]

Pantoja faced fellow team Cejudo member Kai Kara-France in the quarterfinals, defeating him by unanimous decision and progressing through to the semifinals.[7]

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.[8]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Alexandre made his promotional debut on January 28, 2017, at UFC on Fox 23 against Eric Shelton.[9] He won the fight via split decision.[10]

Pantoja faced Neil Seery on July 16, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 113.[11] He won the fight via submission in the third round.[12]

Pantoja faced Dustin Ortiz on January 20, 2018 at UFC 220.[13] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[14]

Pantoja faced Brandon Moreno on May 19, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 129.[15] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[16]

Pantoja faced Ulka Sasaki on November 17, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 140.[17] He won the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the first round.[18]

Pantoja is expected to face Wilson Reis on April 13, 2019 at UFC 236.[19]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

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Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Fighter Rankings | UFC ®". UFC. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  2. ^ Joseph Benavidez e Henry Cejudo são escolhidos para servir como treinadores no 'The Ultimate Fighter 24'
  3. ^ Luta 1: Alexandre Pantoja (Team Cejudo) vs Brandon Moreno (Team Benavidez)
  4. ^ Recapitulação do episódio N° 1 do 'The Ultimate Fighter 24: Tournament of Champions'
  5. ^ Analizando la pelea: Brandon Moreno vs Alexandre Pantoja
  6. ^ TUF 24: Moreno vs Pantoja Highlights
  7. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/2016/11/episode-no-8-recap-the-ultimate-fighter-24-tournament-of-champions
  8. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/2016/11/episode-no-11-recap-the-ultimate-fighter-24-tournament-of-champions
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Peter Carroll (2017-05-10). "Neil Seery to meet Alexandre Pantoja at UFC Fight Night Glasgow". severemma.com. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  12. ^ "Tapout! Pantoja Submits Seery With Rear-Naked Choke". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  13. ^ DNA, MMA. "Flyweightclash tussen Dustin Ortiz en Alexandre Pantoja voor UFC 220 in Boston". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  14. ^ "UFC 220 results: Dustin Ortiz rallies to take unanimous decision from Alexandre Pantoja". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-21. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  15. ^ "Alexandre Pantoja substitui Ray Borg em luta contra Brandon Moreno no UFC Santiago". Sportv (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  16. ^ "UFC Fight Night 129 results: Alexandre Pantoja outstrikes Brandon Moreno over three-round clinic". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-20. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  17. ^ "Alexandre Pantoja enfrenta Ulka Sasaki no UFC Buenos Aires, 17 de novembro". Sportv (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  18. ^ "UFC Argentina results: Alexandre Pantoja too slick on floor for Ulka Sasaki, calls out Joseph Benavidez". MMAjunkie. 2018-11-18. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  19. ^ Douglas Barcellos (2020-02-20). "Wilson Reis faces Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 236". nocautenarede.com.br. Retrieved 2019-02-20. (in Portuguese)
  20. ^ Sherdog.com. "Alexandre". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-10-23.

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