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"Capoeira"

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos

Welterweight Division

23-7-0 (W-L-D)

14

Wins by Knockout

3

Wins by Submission

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos​' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Francisco Beltrao, Brazil
Trains at
Academa CM System
Fighting style
MMA
Age
35
Height
71.00
Weight
170.00
Octagon Debut
May. 30, 2015
Reach
73.00
Leg reach
41.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2009
     
  • 14 wins by KO, three by submission (3 RNC)
     
  • Ten first round finishes
     
  • Has won nine of his last 11
     
  • ​Origin of nickname: “Because I started out in Capoeira.”

 

UFC History

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

 

Q&A

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