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Rival criticizes Australian Steve Erceg ahead of UFC 295 title fights

Australian UFC fighter Steve Erceg, with only one fight, aims to win a world title and make history. Next fight: UFC 295.

Australian UFC fighter Steve Erceg may only have one fight under his belt in the UFC, but he is already setting his sights on a world title and making history in the process. With a current ranking of No.14 in the flyweight division after just one fight, Erceg is aiming to win UFC gold faster than any other Australian or New Zealander.

Although he still has several fights ahead of him before this becomes a reality, Erceg can take a step towards putting his name in those conversations at UFC 295. Initially set to face the division's No.8 ranked Matt Schnell, Erceg will now take on Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt Alessandro Costa after Schnell withdrew from the fight.

Erceg recognizes the tough challenge ahead, acknowledging Costa's strengths in jiu jitsu, power, and toughness. However, Costa has expressed confidence in his ability to exploit Erceg's flaws and has been preparing to close the distance and fight up close.

The fight between Erceg and Costa will be the final one on the preliminary card before the attention shifts to the two title fights on the pay-per-view main card. The main event features a fight for the vacant light heavyweight title between former UFC light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka and former middleweight title-holder Alex Pereira. Additionally, the co-main event will see Sergei Pavlovich facing off against Tom Aspinall for the interim heavyweight championship.

With a lineup of exciting fights and talented fighters, UFC 295 promises to deliver plenty of action and entertainment for fans of the sport.

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