Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Team Cejudo on TUF 24
- Pro since 2007
- Eight wins by KO, 10 by submission (Triangle, 8 RNC, armbar)
- 10 first round finishes
- Has won 19 of his last 22 and four in a row
- Owns win over Damacio Page
- Lost 2010 decision to Jussier Formiga
UFC 290 (7/8/23) Pantoja won a five round split decision over Brandon Moreno to win the UFC flyweight title
UFC 277 (7/30/22) Pantoja submitted Alex Perez via rear naked choke at 1:31 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (8/21/21) Pantoja submitted Brandon Royval via rear-naked choke at 1:46 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (2/6/21) Pantoja won a three round unanimous decision over Manel Kape
UFC Fight Night (7/19/20) Pantoja lost a three round unanimous decision to Askar Askarov
UFC Fight Night (12/21/19) Pantoja knocked out Matt Schnell at 4:17 of the first round
UFC 240 (7/27/19) Pantoja lost a three round unanimous decision to Deiveson Figueiredo
UFC 236 (4/13/19) Pantoja stopped Wilson Reis via strikes at 2:58 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/17/18) Pantoja submitted Ulka Sasaki via rear naked choke at 2:18 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (5/19/18) Pantoja won a three round unanimous decision over Brandon Moreno
UFC 220 (1/20/18) Pantoja lost a three round unanimous decision to Dustin Ortiz
UFC Fight Night (7/16/17) Pantoja submitted Neil Seery via rear naked choke at 2:31 of the third round
UFC on FOX (1/28/17) Pantoja won a three round split decision over Eric Shelton
The Ultimate Fighter, Season 24
On episode 11 (Semifinals), Pantoja lost a two round unanimous decision to Hiromasa Ogikubo
On episode eight (Quarterfinals), Pantoja won a two round unanimous decision over Kai Kara France
On episode one, Pantoja submitted Brandon Moreno via rear naked choke in the second round
TRAINING: My training days consist of one practice in the morning and the other at night. I have been training and perfecting my game here with American Top Team, in wrestling, BJJ, Muay Thai, boxing, and cardio and strength training, in addition to training with the best senior partners.
When and why did you start training for fighting? After competing in jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai and proving myself a good fighter in both arts, I saw that I could be an MMA fighter and that this could be my job.
What ranks and titles have you held? State champion of jiu-jitsu in Bahia and Rio de Janeiro. Muay Thai national and state champion in Rio de Janeiro. South American Shooto champion. RFA champion. AXS TV Super fight Legacy vs. RFA champion
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I’m at the highest level of the sport.
What was your job before you started fighting? Waiter, mason, boat ride crew, Muay Thai teacher - but all these were meant to let me get to do what I love, and that is to fight professionally.
Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke
Favorite Striking technique: Head Blows