Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2009
- 14 wins by KO, three by submission (3 RNC)
- Ten first round finishes
- Has won 10 of his last 12 and two in a row
- Origin of nickname: “Because I started out in Capoeira.”
UFC on ESPN (6/3/23) Zaleski dos Santos won a three round split decision over Abubakar Nurmagomedov
UFC 267 (10/30/21) Zaleski dos Santos won a three round unanimous decision over Benoit Saint Denis
UFC 251 (7/12/20) Zaleski dos Santos lost a three-round split decision to Muslim Salikhov
UFC Fight Night (3/14/20) Zaleski dos Santos won a three round unanimous decision over Aleksei Kunchenko
UFC Fight Night (8/31/19) Zaleski dos Santos was stopped by Li Jingliang via strikes at 4:51 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (3/9/19) Zaleski dos Santos submitted Curtis Millender via rear naked choke at 2:36 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (9/22/18) Zaleski dos Santos knocked out Luigi Vendramini at 1:20 of the second round
UFC 224 (5/12/18) Zaleski dos Santos knocked out Sean Strickland at 3:12 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (10/28/17) Zaleski dos Santos won a three round unanimous decision over Max Griffin
UFC on FOX (7/22/17) Zaleski dos Santos won a three round split decision over Lyman Good
UFC Fight Night (10/1/16) Zaleski dos Santos won a three round unanimous decision over Keita Nakamura
UFC on FOX (4/16/16) Zaleski dos Santos stopped Omari Akhmedov via strikes at 3:03 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (5/30/15) Zaleski dos Santos lost a three round split decision to Nicolas Dalby
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started at nine, fighting Capoeira and by 20, I was done with my first MMA fight. I started training because I liked it and then the competitions caught my attention.
What ranks and titles have you held? National rank: 4th place, from MMA Premium website and I have several MMA titles.
Do you have any heroes? My father, Sr. Irinei.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the result of the work of all my team and I will do my best to be among the top 10.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I studied Information Systems.
What was your job before you started fighting? Farmer
Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke
Favorite Striking technique: Overhand punch