What is Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos' Nationality?

Last Modified May 30, 2024 16:54 GMT
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Nationality
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Elizeu 'Capoeira' Zaleski dos Santos, hailing from Francisco Beltrão, Brazil, competes as a welterweight contender in the UFC. Renowned for his dynamic fighting style and knockout power, he stepped into the professional MMA scene in 2009, winning the Jungle Fight Welterweight Championship early in his career.


Entering the UFC in 2015, Zaleski swiftly impressed fans and pundits alike with his striking finesse and ability to finish fights. Boasting an impressive record with 14 knockout victories and three submissions, he gained a reputation as a formidable finisher. Noteworthy triumphs over opponents like Sean Strickland, Benoît Saint-Denis, and Abubakar Nurmagomedov have solidified his resume.


Despite facing adversity with a suspension in 2022 due to a positive drug test, which he attributed to a contaminated supplement, Zaleski bounced back resiliently. His return saw him clinching a hard-fought split decision against Abubakar Nurmagomedov in June 2023 and engaging in a memorable draw with Rinat Fakhretdinov in November of the same year.


Currently, Zaleski is primed for his upcoming showdown against Randy Brown at UFC 302 on June 1, 2024, poised to continue his journey toward the welterweight gold.


Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Nationality

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos is of Brazilian nationality as he was born in Francisco Beltrao, Parana, Brazil. The welterweight contender began his martial arts journey at the age of nine, immersing himself in the art of Capoeira. He transitioned to mixed martial arts at the age of 20.


Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Ethnicity

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos is of Brazilian ethnicity as his parents are from Brazil. More details regarding his heritage remain undisclosed.


Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Early Career

Zaleski began his MMA journey on November 8, 2009, competing in various promotions such as Jungle Fight, Smash, and Amazon Fight in Brazil. During this time, he held the Jungle Fight welterweight title and boasted a record of 14 wins, and 4 losses, with 13 finishes and 1 decision victory.


Zaleski signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and made his debut on May 30, 2015, at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves against Nicolas Dalby. Despite landing more significant strikes, Zaleski lost via split decision as Dalby secured several takedowns during the fight.



Last Updated On May 30, 2024

FAQs

A. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos is from Brazil.

A. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos was born in Francisco Beltrao, Parana, Brazil, on November 12, 1986.

A. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos is 37 years old as of May 2024.

A. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos trains at the CM System gym in Curitiba, Brazil.

A. For his next fight, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos will square off against Randy Brown at UFC 302 on June 1, 2024.

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