UFC 301: Alexandre Pantoja vs. Steve Erceg results

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Alexandre Pantoja vs. Steve Erceg
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The UFC returns to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with UFC 301. In the main event, Alexandre Pantoja makes his second defense of the UFC flyweight title against Australian Steve Erceg. Pantoja will receive a hero's welcome as he fights in front of his home country since Dec. 20, 2013. In his last fight, Pantoja defeated Brandon Royval at UFC 296. Pantoja entered UFC 301 on a five-fight winning streak.

Since losing his second professional fight, Erceg won 11 straight fights to earn his first title fight. Erceg's rise to the title picture has been incredible. The Australian made his UFC debut on June 10, 2023. Less than a year later, he is challenging for a title.

The co-main event features the return of one of the greatest fighters in UFC history, Jose Aldo. Following his loss at UFC 278 to Merab Dvalishvili, Aldo retired. While retired Aldo did box twice but decided to return to the Octagon after a nearly two-year hiatus. Before his loss to Dvalishvili, Aldo had won three straight fights and was one of the top fighters in the bantamweight division. Aldo will fight Jonathan Martinez in his return to competition. Martinez has won six-straight fights to climb to 12th in the UFC bantamweight rankings.

The rest of the UFC 301 main card is rounded out by a pair of UFC staples, light heavyweight Anthony Smith and middleweight Paul Craig. Smith and Craig have fought regularly for the promotion since debuting in 2016. Smith will fight undefeated prospect Vitor Petrino. While Craig will open the main card against Caio Borralho, who is unbeaten in his last 15 fights.

UFC 301 results [UPDATED LIVE]

Alexandre Pantoja vs. Steve Erceg

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Alexandre Pantoja defeated Steve Erceg by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)

Jonathan Martinez vs. Jose Aldo

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Jose Aldo defeated Jonathan Martinez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Anthony Smith vs. Vitor Petrino

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Anthony Smith defeated Vitor Petrino via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 1, 2:00

Michel Pereira vs. Ihor Potieria

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Michel Pereira defeated Ihor Potieria via submission (standing guillotine choke) - Round 1, 0:54

Paul Craig vs. Caio Borralho

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Caio Borralho defeated Paul Craig via KO, Round 2, 2:10


Jack Shore vs. Joanderson Brito

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Joanderson Brito defeated Jack Shore via TKO - Round 2, 3:35

Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Iasmin Lucindo

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Iasmin Lucindo defeated Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Elves Brener vs. Myktybek Orolbai

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Myktybek Orolbai defeated Elves Brener via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)

Joaquim Silva vs. Drakkar Klose

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Drakkar Klose defeated Joaquim Silva via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Mauricio Ruffy vs. Jamie Mullarkey

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Mauricio Ruffy def. Jamie Mullarkey via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:42

Dione Barbosa vs. Ernesta Kareckaite

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Dione Barbosa defeated Ernesta Kareckaite via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Ismael Bonfim vs. Vinc Pichel

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Ismael Bonfim defeated Vinc Pichel via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Alessandro Costa vs. Kevin Borjas

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Alessandro Costa defeated Kevin Bojas via TKO, Round 2 - 1:35

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