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Alexandre Pantoja thinks Steve Erceg battle was enormous second for UFC flyweights: “I’ve all the time stated this division is totally robust”

Alexandre Pantoja Believes UFC 301 Was “Watershed Second” For Flyweights

Through the UFC 301 post-fight press convention, Pantoja stated that UFC 301 confirmed followers and consultants simply how stacked the 125-pound division is (h/t MMAJunkie).

“I’ve all the time stated this division is totally robust,” Pantoja stated on the UFC 301 post-fight information convention. “You possibly can take the Tenth-ranked man and have him battle in opposition to the champion and also you guys noticed precisely that tonight. This division is all about work. You possibly can’t transfer up within the rankings simply by speaking. I’m actually blissful to see this. I feel it was a watershed second for the division. We’ve been having essential occasions in Mexico. There was a essential occasion final week between flyweights, so I’m very blissful to see this second.”

Erceg didn’t make issues simple for Pantoja, however the champion felt assured that he would have his hand raised as UFC Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer was studying the rating totals.

“I feel I clearly received the primary three rounds of the battle,” Pantoja stated. “The fourth spherical may’ve been his. The fifth spherical was mine. I undoubtedly suppose it was 4-1. That man was very robust. It’s what we are saying. This can be a man from Australia, a man that’s very robust, a man that folks didn’t actually know, and he got here in there to die. He was ready to die. I feel that’s what it’s all about while you battle for the championship.”

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