Elizeu Zaleski shook off some early trouble to pick up another big finish and keep his hot streak going.
The Brazilian thrilled the crowd at UFC Sao Paulo with a knockout combination started off by a thundering flying knee that rocked Octagon newcomer Luigi Vendramini on Saturday.
Round one looked like it would be a disastrous one for “Capoeira” as he spent much of the frame working to shake his opponent off of his back, but his striking kept him in the fight until the second round, where he pounced on an off-balance Vendramini. Zaleski then followed up with a series of punches that left Vendramini out cold on the canvas.
This was Zaleski’s sixth consecutive win, a streak that trails only top contender Kamaru Usman (8), and second straight by KO. Vendramini loses for the first time in his nine-fight career.