Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
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No longer on May card
WelterweightUFC
April 3, 2019
Zaleski do Santos is no longer fighting on the UFC Fight Night Card on May 18 against Neil Magny, Joe Youngs of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
While it was initially reported that Zaleski dos Santos and Magny were set to fight in May, the bout never materialized and Magny moved onto a new opponent. At this time, it's unclear when Zaleski dos Santos will next step in the octagon.
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Set for UFC Fight Night in May
WelterweightUFC
March 27, 2019
Zaleski dos Santos has been added to the card for UFC Fight Night on May 18 against Neil Magny.
ANALYSIS
Fresh off a victory at UFC Fight Night on March 9 against Curtis Millender, the 32-year-old will get right back in the octagon against Magny for his next bout. Zaleski dos Santos has been on a role and attracting attention as of late with seven straight victories with the last three coming via stoppage, but he'll be challenged in his next matchup against Magny, who holds an all-time MMA record of 21-7 and is looking to prove himself after losing his last fight in November against Santiago Ponzinibbio.
Rise up welterweight ranks continues
WelterweightUFC
March 9, 2019
Zaleski dos Santos defeated Curtis Millender via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:35 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Wichita, Kansas.
ANALYSIS
Easy work. Instead of engaging Millender in the senseless brawl that he was clearly seeking, Zaleski dos Santos immediately dragged his over matched opponent to the mat and dominated on the ground. It was excellent game planning by ZDS and his team and it shows why he is quickly rising up the ranks at 170 pounds. The Brazilian has now won seven fights in a row including three straight via stoppage. The UFC has no choice but to give ZDS a high-level opponent his next time out. He has rolled over everyone put in his path including some with shocking ease. The 32-year-old is legit.
Has fight for UFC Wichita
WelterweightUFC
January 15, 2019
Zaleski dos Santos has been booked for a welterweight bout against Curtis Millender at UFC Wichita on March 9, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Zaleski will enter the March fight riding a six-fight winning streak, but the 32-year-old has not stepped into the Octagon since his win over Luigi Vendramini at UFC Fight Night 137 in September. He was scheduled to fight Li Jingliang at UFC Beijing in November, but he was forced to withdraw due to a right knee injury. Now, apparently fully recovered, Zaleski will look to extend his winning streak to seven fights.
Withdraws from Beijing due to knee issue
WelterweightUFC
October 27, 2018
Zaleski dos Santos was forced to withdraw from his fight against Li Jingliang at UFC Beijing on Nov. 24 because of a right knee injury, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Zaleski dos Santos appears to have suffered a partial ligament tear but will not require any sort of surgical procedure. Barring any further setback with the knee, he should be able to resume training in a few weeks, though that just didn't leave him enough time to prepare for Beijing. The promotion will look to find a replacement in the coming days.
Will fight at UFC Beijing
WelterweightUFC
October 19, 2018
Zaleski dos Santos will face Jingliang Li at UFC Beijing on Nov. 24, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Zaleski dos Santos has won his past six matches after most recently beating Luigi Vendramini at UFC Fight Night in Sao Paulo on Sept. 22. Another victory in Beijing could lead to a much more significant fight the next time around.