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UFC 301: Pantoja vs. Erceg: Fight date, time, undercard & how to watch

Flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja puts his title on the line for the second time on 4th May, when facing Steve Erceg in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil’s Pantoja has never been stopped in his UFC career to date and the Brazilian will be determined to maintain that record against the Australian Erceg, for what would be a sixth-straight victory.

UFC 301: Pantoja vs. Erceg date

The fight card is scheduled for Saturday 4th May but with the event taking place in Brazil, the schedule will run into 5th May for UK viewers.

UFC 301: Pantoja vs. Erceg time

The preliminary card will get underway at 18:00 ET, meaning all the action will start at 23:00 UK time.

UFC 301: Pantoja vs. Erceg venue and location

Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will be the focus of the UFC world on 4th May, with the Jeunesse Arena the stage.

The arena, which hosts 15,430 spectators for sporting events and was opened in 2007, hosted the UFC’s second event in Brazil for UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami back in August 2011.

Eight other UFC events have been staged at Jeunesse Arena, so UFC 301: Pantoja vs. Erceg will bring up the 10th UFC night for this venue in the Barra da Tijuca area of Rio.

UFC 301: Pantoja vs. Erceg how to watch

UK fans can catch all the action from the preliminary rounds onwards on TNT Sports from 22:00.

Alexandre Pantoja record

The 33-year-old will head back to the city of his birth for his first fight in his home country.

With 14 UFC fights under his belt, Pantoja (27-5) will defend his flyweight title for a second time in this bout.

Training out of American Top Team, Pantoja has been based in Coconut Creek, Florida and is ranked as the No.7 pound-for-pound fighter on the planet.

Steve Erceg record

The 28-year-old Perth fighter Erceg (12-1) has emerged as a surprise No.1 contender for this fight having only made three appearances in UFC.

Winning all three of those fights, two by decision and one a TKO against Matt Schnell last time out in Las Vegas, Erceg will be the underdog heading to Rio.

The Aussie fight has eight career finishes in 12 wins, with six of those by submission.

UFC 301: Pantoja vs. Erceg fight card

Alexandre Pantoja v Steve Erceg (Flyweight)
Jonathan Martinez v Jose Aldo (Bantamweight)
Michel Pereira v Makhmud Muradov (Middleweight)
Anthony Smith v Victor Petrino (Light Heavyweight)
Joanderson Brito v Jack Shore (Featherweight)
Paul Craig v Caio Borralho (Middleweight)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz v Iasmin Lucindo (Strawweight)
Joaquim Silva v Dakkar Klose (Lightweight)
Jean Silva v William Gomis (Featherweight)
Elves Brener v Myktybek Orolbai (Lightweight)
Alessandro Costa v Kevin Borjas (Flyweight)
Dione Barbosa v Ernesta Kareckaite (Flyweight)

Any odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

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