SUPER FIGHTS Retrospective: Remember the most exciting duels of the month of May in MMA

Fifth month of the year presented MMA fans with exciting and memorable fights in the UFC Octagon


Alexandre pantoja (dir.) fighting in UFC 301. Photo: Reproduction/X @UFC

May is coming to an end and it's time to look back and remember the most memorable moments of the last few weeks. After the best knockouts and submissions, it's time for the SUPER FIGHTS team to get together to choose the most exciting duels of the fifth month of the year.

3- Myktybek Orolbai x Elves Brener – UFC 301

elves brener faced M. Orolbai (dir) in the UFC 301. Photo: Reproduction/Montage SUPER FIGHTS


On the preliminary card of UFC 301, held in Rio de Janeiro, Myktybek Orolbai e elves brener They delivered to the public what they promised: a balanced and exciting duel.

An underdog, the Brazilian was dominated by the Uzbek in the first round and in the initial half of the second, but found the strength to react, raise the crowd and almost achieve the comeback.


In the final stretch of the fight, however, Elves ended up suffering a knockdown that led to his defeat by the judges' decision.

2- Trey Waters x Billy Goff – UFC St. Louis

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Trey Waters defeated Billy Goff at UFC St. Louis (Photo: Twitter/UFC News)


From preliminary card to preliminary card, we move on to UFC St. Louis, held a week after the UFC 301, on May 11th, when the welterweights Trey Waters and Billy Goff left everything in the octagon in a 'war'.

After three rounds of battle marked by alternating dominance and a lot of blows, Waters ended up winning the unanimous decision from the judges.

1- Alexandre Pantoja x Steve Erceg – UFC 301

Alexandre Pantoja (left) and Steve Erceg (right) face-off before their UFC fight. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Alexandre pantoja (left) and Steve Erceg (right) in a face-off before the fight. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram


The gold medal could not go to another duel. In the main fight of UFC 301, worth the flyweight belt (up to 56,7 kg), Alexandre pantoja e Steve Erceg they fought an arduous and bloody five-round war.

Tenth placed in the flyweight rankings, the Australian showed that he was indeed worthy of challenging for the category's belt and gave the champion a lot of work, but not enough to walk away with the belt. At the end of the five rounds, Pantoja won the unanimous decision of the judges.

Poatan is defended by former champion amid persecution suffered in the UFC

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