How Many Kids Does UFC Flyweight Champ Alexandre Pantoja Have?

Published 12/11/2023, 12:30 AM EST

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Alexandre Pantoja is a family man. Fans will remember the scenes of an emotional Pantoja embracing his family in the octagon after defeating Brandon Moreno to become the new UFC flyweight champion in July this year at UFC 290.

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After the fight, ‘The Cannibal’ also spoke about his wife and kids being the most important part of his life. As he gears up to make his first title defense against #4 ranked Brandon Royval at UFC 296 on December 16, let us take a look at everything we know about Pantoja’s children.

How many kids does Alexandre Pantoja have?

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Alexandre Pantoja is married to Gabryella Pantoja, who is a stay-at-home mom. The pair met in 2008 in Rio de Janeiro and started dating. They have two kids, both boys, Cauã Pantoja, born in 2011 and Nicolas ‘Nick’ Pantoja, born in 2014. The flyweight champion has spoken about his deep love for his children, saying that he had dedicated his life to his children and family.

I’m [a] daddy now and I do everything for my kids. I do everything for my family, and I give my life for all my two kids,” the Brazilian said.

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Pantoja is a committed family man and one of the reasons behind his deep love for his family is his own childhood. Having been abandoned by his father at a young age, Pantoja and his two other brothers were raised by his mother. This has affected him deeply.

After his UFC 290 victory, he said “I just want the love of my dad” in the post-fight octagon interview, showing the emotional scar his father’s abandonment left in his psyche, which he is still trying to recover from. In an interview after his fight, he opened up about wanting to reconnect with his biological father.

Pantoja almost reconnected with his father before UFC 290

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The Brazilian opened up further on ‘The MMA Hour’ show on YouTube, saying that he had wanted to call his father during fight week to put the past behind them and make memories with him. He added that he wanted his biological father to be there to enjoy beautiful moments, such as him winning the UFC title, with his grandchildren.

“When the fight’s over, I thinking [sic] about him [father], I thinking [sic] about all those moments he don’t can [sic] enjoy with me. You know, he don’t can [sic] enjoy with his grandchildren, and he lose all the moments,” he added.

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What do you think about Alexandre Pantoja’s emotional outburst following his victory over Brandon Moreno? Do you think the champion will be able to reconcile with his father? Will the Pantoja clan celebrate yet another win for Alexandre at UFC 296? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Kanishk Thakur

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Hi, I am Kanishk and I am a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. I love telling the stories of these magnificent fighters and this wildly unpredictable sport that is so frustrating and yet so joyous at the same time. I never really used to watch MMA, thinking it too crude or brutal a sport to deserve respect.
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