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UFC flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja poses for a photo at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, FL. (Photo by Gavin Porter / Zuffa LLC)
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Alexandre Pantoja | Get To Know The Champ

Learn Quick Facts About UFC Flyweight Champion Alexandre Pantoja, Like His Favorite Foods, Favorite Music, His Toughest Fight, And More.

There is more to than meets the eye when it comes to UFC athletes. Often, we only see incredible fights and performances in the Octagon, but mixed martial arts fighters are some of the most interesting people you’ll ever meet. 

We caught up with UFC flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja to learn a little bit more about “The Cannibal”:

Favorite Foods: Hamburger, pizza, and curry

Favorite Movie: Whiplash

Favorite UFC Legends: Anderson Silva and Jose Aldo

Favorite Current Fighters To Watch: Alexander Volkanovski, Ilia Topuria, Rafael Fiziev

Most Challenging Fighter He’s Fought: Deiveson Figueiredo

Alexandre Pantoja of Brazil punches Deiveson Figueiredo of Brazil in their flyweight bout during the UFC 240 event at Rogers Place on July 27, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
Alexandre Pantoja of Brazil punches Deiveson Figueiredo of Brazil in their flyweight bout during the UFC 240 event at Rogers Place on July 27, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Hidden Talent: Mental fortitude

Activities Outside Of MMA: Play soccer, go to the beach with family, play video games

Favorite Band, Artist, Or Musician: Future is my guy

Toughest Part Of Being A Fighter: When I have to leave my family

Alexandre Pantoja Octagon Interview | UFC 290
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Toughest Part Of Being A Father: I don’t feel there is a hard part, it’s the best part of my life. Maybe when I have to discipline my kids, but I love every second of it.

Best Part Of Being The Champion: Making money. I know everybody in this position knows what I’m talking about. When you defend something, you wait, but I’m not going to wait, I’m going to conquer. When you become a champion you need to keep your mind on fire. The best part is you make money, the other parts of being a champion are hard.

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