UFC 301 Fight Facts: Pantoja vs. Erceg

Alright, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of the fight world with some flair and a sprinkle of randomness.

*Fight Facts* – it’s not just stats and numbers. It’s the quirky, the odd, and the downright fun bits of MMA trivia that keep us coming back for more.

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Now, onto the meaty stuff:

UFC has thrown down a whopping 7,654 fights across 689 events. That’s a lot of punches, kicks, and submissions!

Rio de Janeiro recently played host to UFC 301. It was a night where the locals shone, especially in the final bouts.

Alexandre Pantoja notched his 12th flyweight win, inching closer to the top dogs, Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez.

Pantoja’s also racked up three championship wins. Tied for second, but Johnson’s 12 wins? That’s a tough act to follow.

Wins on the scorecards? Pantoja’s got six. He’s hot on the heels of Benavidez and Tim Elliott.

15 fights at 125 pounds in the Octagon for Pantoja. That’s dedication. He’s in elite company.

In their match, Pantoja took Erceg down nine times. Personal best! He’s now a top contender in the flyweight class.

Jose Aldo, the “King of Rio,” is back. He won by decision against Jonathan Martinez, marking a career milestone.

Aldo’s takedown in the third round was his first in over a decade. Talk about a blast from the past.

Anthony Smith, the underdog, surprised us all by submitting Vitor Petrino quickly. His finish rate? An impressive 92%.

Michel Pereira choked out Ihor Potieria in under a minute. That’s his 20th stoppage win, folks.

Paul Craig’s recent fight didn’t go his way, but he’s known for finishes, win or lose.

Joanderson Brito’s aggressive style paid off against Jack Shore. That’s five straight wins by finish.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz’s win streak was halted by Iasmin Lucindo. Tough break.

Age is just a number, but Kowalkiewicz faced a significant age gap against Lucindo. Record-setting, in fact.

Myktybek Orolbai needed all three rounds to win, impacting his finish rate. Still, he’s a force to be reckoned with.

Mauricio Ruffy kept his knockout streak alive against Jamie Mullarkey. That’s some Conor McGregor vibes right there.

Alessandro Costa fought in Brazil for the first time and did not disappoint. Kevin Borjas felt his power.

Erceg, Petrino, and Kareckaite faced new challenges at UFC 301. It was a night of firsts.

AC/DC might be a hit in Australia, but at UFC 301, fighters walking out to their tunes didn’t fare well.

DMX, however, brought mixed results. Drakkar Klose won his bout, but Jack Shore wasn’t as lucky.

And there you have it. A whirlwind tour of UFC 301’s highs, lows, and everything in between. Who said fight stats had to be boring?

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