Adesanya made a prediction for the UFC 301 main event fight

Former dominant UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has broken down the upcoming bout between flyweight titleholder Alexandre Pantoja and Steve Erceg.

The Brazilian and the Australian will fight in the main event of the UFC 301 show, which takes place on the night of May 5 in Rio de Janeiro.

"I didn't even know Erceg was Australian. The fight with Pantoja is going to be incredibly difficult for him. I really want Steve to win because it would be a cool story. Fourth fight in the UFC, he's being offered a title shot, and he's like, "Who, me!" I really hope Steve gets his way.

But don't underestimate Pantoja. He breaks people down, and that's hard, especially when it comes to guys like Moreno. I haven't watched Steve enough to bet on him, but I've had the opportunity to see Pantoja fight, and I know his ability. My official choice is Alesandre," Bloody Elbow quoted Israel as saying.