Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2020-07-19, pretty good fight between Alexandre Pantoja and Askar Askarov: it gets three stars.
Alexandre Pantoja entered this fight with a record of 22-4-0 (73% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 flyweight in the world. He fought three times last year beating Wilson Reis (Alexandre Pantoja vs Wilson Reis) and Matt Schnell (Alexandre Pantoja vs Matt Schnell) but between these two bouts he lost to current #1 Flw Deiveson Figueiredo (Alexandre Pantoja vs Deiveson Figueiredo).
His opponent, the undefeated Askar Askarov, has a mma record of 11-0-1 (91% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.8 in the same weight class. He has tied with Brandon Moreno in 2019 (Brandon Moreno vs Askar Askarov) but then he comes back to win against Tim Elliott in 2020 (Askar Askarov vs Tim Elliott). Pantoja vs Askarov is on the undercard of Deiveson Figueiredo vs Joseph Benavidez 2 – UFC Fight Night 172 (also known as UFC on ESPN+ 30). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 172: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2
Where: UFC Fight Island, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Division: flyweight (125 lbs, 57 kg)
Pantoja’s previous fight: Alexandre Pantoja vs Matt Schnell
Askarov’s previous fight: Askar Askarov vs Tim Elliott
Pantoja vs Askarov Fight Video:
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