Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos: Embracing the Thrill of the Chase

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Meet Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos. This guy’s hungry for a bigger slice of the UFC welterweight pie. And why not? His record’s solid: 11-3-1 in the UFC. Impressive, right?

This Saturday, he’s squaring off against Randy Brown. It’s all going down at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Despite his killer record and fan-pleasing style, Zaleski dos Santos isn’t ranked at 170 pounds. Yet.

Zaleski dos Santos is all about showing his best in the octagon. "From the moment I started fighting," he says, "I did it my way." He’s not just here to fight; he’s here to excel and climb those rankings.

He’s got goals. Big ones. Top 15? He sees himself there. Champion? That’s the plan. "Anything can happen," he says. And with a fresh contract, he’s ready to prove it.

Randy Brown, though, isn’t stepping aside easily. "Rude Boy" has an impressive track record himself, with eight wins in his last ten fights. Standing 6-foot-3 with a 78-inch reach, he’s a formidable opponent.

Zaleski dos Santos expects a brawl. But he’s ready. "I see this fight ending before the third round," he predicts. Confidence? Absolutely. He’s aiming for a knockout.

Training in Brazil, Zaleski dos Santos credits his team and coach Cristiano Marcello for his success. "The guys on our team are my backbone," he says. Together, they’re a force.

His last fight? A majority draw against Rinat Fakhretdinov. But Zaleski dos Santos isn’t slowing down. As he approaches 38, he knows time’s ticking. "This step is crucial," he admits.

His eyes are on the prize: the Top 5, then the belt. For Zaleski dos Santos, it’s all about reaching the top. And this Saturday, he’s not just fighting Randy Brown. He’s fighting for his future.

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