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Alexandre Pantoja calls to fight the winner of interim title fight: Im another in line

Alexandre Pantoja, Deiveson Figueiredo

UFC flyweight Alexandre Pantoja believes hes worth a title shot.

The Cannibal is defined to come back on the primary card of UFC 277 this Saturday against Alex Perez. The primary card of the pay-per-view is flyweight heavy, since it also features an interim title shared. In the co-main spot, Brandon Moreno assumes Kai Kara-France with gold at risk.

Also at risk, may be the hope that the winner will face Deiveson Figueiredo later this season. However, if the flyweight champion isnt in a position to return with time, Pantoja believes he should fight for the title. He could easily get that title shot earlier than expected aswell, as hes the backup fighter for Saturdays co-main.

On the Trocao Francapodcast, Alexandre Pantoja discussed his expect a title shot. In the interview, the longtime flyweight contender believes that when he defeats Alex Perez, he’ll earn a crack at the interim championship.

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Having an opponent, an objective at heart, is what counts if you ask me. If the [Moreno-KKF] fight fells off and I could obtain the belt, better still. That said, I’ve my fight and its own against an excellent opponent in Alex Perez, so its not only another fight. Winning that one, Ill show I must function as next contender. WHEN I see, I dont know if [Figueiredo] will be prepared to fight this season, which means this [win] really shows Im another in line. (h/t MMAFighting)

Alexandre Pantoja continued, Not that Im relying on it, but I believe its quite possible that it happens, Pantoja said. Maybe [Figueiredo] thinks its more interesting to go around bantamweight, but Ill fight [Perez] convinced that a win guarantees me a go at the [interim] title. I understand its likely that the winner of Moreno and Kai reaches fight Deiveson for the belt. But Im the dark horse, right? Im centered on my goal. I believe Deiveson may not fight again this season because I understand his weight cut isnt easy.

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