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Welterweight Division

"Capoeira"

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos

Welterweight Division

24-7-1 (W-L-D)

14

Wins by Knockout

3

Wins by Submission

10

First Round Finishes

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos

athlete record

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

Place of Birth
Francisco Beltrao, Brazil
Fighting style
MMA
Age
37
Height
71.00
Weight
184.80
Octagon Debut
May. 30, 2015
Reach
73.00
Leg reach
41.00
  • Pro since 2009
     
  • 14 wins by KO, three by submission (3 RNC)
     
  • Ten first round finishes
     
  • Has won 10 of his last 13 and two of his last three 
     
  • ​Origin of nickname: “Because I started out in Capoeira.”

UFC Fight Night (11/4/23) Zaleski dos Santos fought to a three round draw with Rinat Falhretdinov

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