Steve "Astroboy" Erceg
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 125 lbs.
Steve Erceg is a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Born and raised in New York City, he began his career as an amateur wrestler at the age of fifteen. After high school, he decided to pursue MMA full time. He has since gone on to become one of the most successful fighters within the UFC’s Welterweight division.
Erceg quickly rose through the ranks of MMA upon entering into professional fighting leagues such as Strikeforce and Bellator before joining UFC in 2012. During this period, he earned several victories including notable wins against Erik Silva, Rich Clementi, Ryan Bader and Cezar Ferreira. In addition to his impressive win streak in Strikeforce and Bellator, Steve also competed for Titan FC where he won a championship title with a knockout victory over Toby Imada at Titan FC 22.
In 2015 Erceg was signed by UFC and made his debut against Patrick Cote at UFC 186 – Johnson vs Horiguchi fight night event which he lost via unanimous decision after three rounds of competition. This marked the start of a long competitive journey for Steve within the octagon as would go on to compete seven more times under The Ultimate Fighter banner in successive years before leaving active duty from 2017-2019 due to multiple shoulder surgeries which kept him out for two full years from competing professionally until 2019 when he returned successfully knocking out Nico Mocciola during their bout at Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 19 event held that year followed by another dominant performance winning via unanimous decision against Anthony Ivy also partaking within TUF season 29 finale’s main card event held later that same year proving himself still capable despite being absent from active duty combat sport activities for so extended period .
Apart from training hard inside octagon Steve is passionate about actively helping young people stay off drugs by focusing on physical martial arts activity — which is why whenever not engaged with his own career achievements or private life matters can be found working either helping out younger generation learn self-defense techniques or teaching them how important discipline can be achieved through consistent hard effort while breaking free away from any potentially destructive behaviors they may take on otherwise given opportunity .
Overall Erceg remains one of top welterweights currently holding 7–3 record throughout his entire mixed martial arts career outside Octagon managing reach impressive accomplishments ranging all way back prior even signing up with UFC organization that include regional championships earned courtesy skillful display both stand up striking & grappling game while mentioned above always acting as role model example among young aspiring practitioners looking enter same industry path chosen early thirties veteran fighter who doesn’t seem slowing anytime soon nor wanting quit anytime soon regardless what future holds ahead .