What is Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos' Record?

Last Modified May 29, 2024 10:20 GMT
What is Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos' Record?
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Elizeu ‘Capoeira’ Zaleski dos Santos, born on November 12, 1986, in Francisco Beltrão, Brazil, competes as a professional MMA fighter in the welterweight division of the UFC. Known for his exciting fighting style and knockout power, Zaleski has been a professional fighter since 2009. He gained early recognition by winning the Jungle Fight Welterweight Championship, which he successfully defended once​.


Zaleski made his UFC debut on May 30, 2015, and quickly became known for his striking skills and finishing ability. Over his career, he has secured 14 wins by knockout and three by submission, showcasing a well-rounded skill set​​. Notable victories in the UFC include wins over Sean Strickland, Benoît Saint-Denis, and Abubakar Nurmagomedov​.


Despite a setback in 2022 due to a one-year suspension for a positive drug test, which he attributed to a contaminated supplement, Zaleski returned to the octagon stronger. In recent fights, he earned a split decision victory over Abubakar Nurmagomedov in June 2023 and fought to a majority draw against Rinat Fakhretdinov in November 2023​​. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos is currently gearing up to face Randy Brown at UFC 302 on June 1, 2024​.


Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Record


Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos currently maintains a professional MMA record of 24 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw (24-7-1). Of his wins, 14 have come via knockouts, 3 by submitting his opponent, and through judges decisions on 7 occasions. Zaleski dos Santos maintains a UFC record of 10 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw in 14 bouts (10-3-1).


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocation
Draw24–7–1Rinat FakhretdinovDraw (majority)UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. LewisNovember 4, 202335:00São Paulo, Brazil
Win24–7Abubakar NurmagomedovDecision (split)UFC on ESPN: Kara-France vs. AlbaziJune 3, 202335:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win23–7Benoît Saint-DenisDecision (unanimous)UFC 267October 30, 202135:00Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Loss22–7Muslim SalikhovDecision (split)UFC 251July 12, 202035:00Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win22–6Alexey KunchenkoDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. OliveiraMarch 14, 202035:00Brasília, Brazil
Loss21–6Li JingliangTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. ZhangAugust 31, 201934:51Shenzhen, China
Win21–5Curtis MillenderSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. dos SantosMarch 9, 201912:35Wichita, Kansas, United States
Win20–5Luigi VendraminiKO (flying knee and punches)UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. AndersSeptember 22, 201821:20São Paulo, Brazil
Win19–5Sean StricklandKO (spinning wheel kick and punches)UFC 224May 12, 201813:40Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win18–5Max GriffinDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. MachidaOctober 28, 201735:00São Paulo, Brazil
Win17–5Lyman GoodDecision (split)UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. GastelumJuly 22, 201735:00Uniondale, New York, United States
Win16–5Keita NakamuraDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. DodsonOctober 1, 201635:00Portland, Oregon, United States
Win15–5Omari AkhmedovTKO (knees and punches)UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. EvansApril 16, 201633:03Tampa, Florida, United States
Loss14–5Nicolas DalbyDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. AlvesMay 30, 201535:00Goiânia, Brazil
Win14–4Eduardo RamonSubmission (rear-naked choke)Jungle Fight 75December 18, 201422:07Belém, Brazil
Win13–4Itamar RosaKO (punches)Jungle Fight 71July 19, 201411:59São Paulo, Brazil
Win12–4Rodrigo SouzaKO (punches)Jungle Fight 65February 2, 201422:57Bahia, Brazil
Win11–4Josenildo RamalhoKO (punches)Jungle Fight 59October 12, 201312:42Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss10–4Guilherme VasconcelosSubmission (rear-naked choke)Jungle Fight 54June 29, 201322:20Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win10–3Ricardo SilvaKO (punches)SMASH Fight 1May 3, 201311:16Curitiba, Brazil
Win9–3Gilmar Dutra LimaKO (punch)SMASH Fight 1May 3, 201310:27Curitiba, Brazil
Loss8–3Franklin JensenDecision (unanimous)Sparta MMASeptember 29, 201235:00Itajai, Brazil
Win8–2Misael ChamorroSubmission (rear-naked choke)Beltrão CombatMay 19, 201221:35Francisco Beltrão, Brazil
Loss7–2Viscardi AndradeSubmission (rear-naked choke)Max Fight 11March 17, 201221:27São Paulo, Brazil
Loss7–1José de RibamarDecision (split)Amazon Fight 10December 7, 201135:00Belém, Brazil
Win7–0Jackson PontesTKO (punches)Max Fight 10November 10, 201112:42São Paulo, Brazil
Win6–0João Paulo PradoTKO (retirement)Vale Fighting ChampionshipAugust 6, 201125:00São Paulo, Brazil
Win5–0Misael ChamorroTKO (punches)Big Bold's NightNovember 13, 20101N/ACascavel, Brazil
Win4–0Dyego RobertoTKO (body kick)Samurai Fight Combat 3April 25, 201034:16Curitiba, Brazil
Win3–0Christian Tide SquetiDecision (split)Londrina Fight Show 1December 13, 200935:00Londrina, Brazil
Win2–0Wellington MorgensternKO (punches)B33 Fight 8November 15, 20091N/APonta Grossa, Brazil
Win1–0Douglas JandozoKO (punches)G1 Open Fight 7November 8, 200913:03Joaquim Tavora, Brazil


Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos UFC Losses


Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos has only lost thrice in the UFC, against the likes of Nicolas Dalby, Li Jingliang, and Muslim Salikhov.


Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Nicolas Dalby

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos lost to Nicolas Dalby via split decision at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves on May 30, 2015.


Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Li Jingliang

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos lost to Li Jingliang via TKO (punches) in the 3rd round at UFC Fight Night 157 on August 31, 2019.


Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Muslim Saikhov

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos lost against Muslim Saikhov via a split decision after 3 rounds at UFC 251 on July 12, 2020.

FAQs on Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos' Record

A. 24 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw (24–7–1).

A. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos maintains a UFC record of 10 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw (10-3-1).

A. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos's next fight will see him squaring off against Randy Brown on June 1, 2024.

A. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos competes in the welterweight division and weighs 170 lbs or 77 kg.

A. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos defeated Sean Strickland at UFC 224 via a spinning back kick knockout. 

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