Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs Rinat Fakhretdinov – Fight Preview & Analysis

Zaleski dos Santos vs. Fakhretdinov fight preview

UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Almeida is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 4, 2023, in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Elizeu “Capoeira” Zaleski dos Santos will take on Rinat “Gladiator” Fakhretdinov in the Welterweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night card.

Zaleski dos Santos brings a unique orthodox fighting stance with an 73″ reach. In contrast, Fakhretdinov, an orthodox fighter, stands with a 74″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 41% striking accuracy, Zaleski dos Santos has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 4.48 per minute. On the other hand, Fakhretdinov boasts a 67% striking accuracy, landing approximately 3.2 significant strikes per minute.

In this post, we will break down Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Rinat Fakhretdinov matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 37-year-old, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos is coming in with a 24-7-0 record. Zaleski dos Santos will be fighting for the first time since a win via split decision against Abubakar Nurmagomedov at UFC Fight Night: Kara-France vs. Albazi in June.

Fakhretdinov, meanwhile, is coming off a submission win against Kevin Lee on June 3, 2023, at UFC Fight Night: Strickland vs. Magomedov and holds a 21-1-0 record.

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Rinat Fakhretdinov
5′ 11″
6′ 0″
170 lbs.
170 lbs.

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos has a orthodox fighting stance with an 73″ reach. The 32-year-old Rinat Fakhretdinov is an orthodox fighter with a 74″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand. The southpaw fighter is the opposite. Southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed; if you are left-handed, you fight southpaw.

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos stats

→ Zaleski dos Santos’s striking accuracy is 41%.
→ Zaleski dos Santos lands 4.48 significant strikes per minute.
→ Zaleski dos Santos’s takedown accuracy is 14%.
→ Zaleski dos Santos’s takedown average is 0.47 per 15 minutes.
→ Zaleski dos Santos’s takedown defense is 65%.

Zaleski dos Santos comes in with 41% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.48 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Fakhretdinov fires at 67% accuracy, landing about 3.2 significant strikes per minute. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos also has a 14% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 0.47 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Fakhretdinov’s 5.82 takedowns and 100% takedown accuracy.

Rinat Fakhretdinov stats

→ Fakhretdinov’s striking accuracy is 67%.
→ Fakhretdinov lands 3.2 significant strikes per minute.
→ Fakhretdinov’s takedown accuracy is 63%.
→ Fakhretdinov’s takedown average is 5.82 per 15 minutes.
→ Fakhretdinov’s takedown defense is 100%.

Rinat spent, on average, 10:18 minutes in the Octagon, and Elizeu has an average fight time of 12:21 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be a fun clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Elizeu or Rinat? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Almeida
November 4, 2023
Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Rinat Fakhretdinov

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