WATCH: UFC fighter gets put away by devastating flying knee on Sao Paulo Fight Night card
This is definitely a late entry for knockout of the year
Brazilian fight fans love the few times a year they get to see the UFC touch down in their area, and that's exactly what's taking place on Saturday night with the UFC Fight Night card going down in Sao Paulo. What Brazilian fight fans also love when the UFC comes around is seeing one of their own put on a thrilling performance, and that's exactly what Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos provided to his people early in the night.
Can't get enough UFC? Subscribe to my podcast In This Corner with Brian Campbell where I break down everything you need to know in the Octagon.
Dos Santos, who fights out of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, took on Luigi Vendramini in a welterweight bout as part of the early prelim portion of the UFC Fight Night 137 card. In Round 2, dos Santos brought their scrap to a close with this devastating flying knee that heavily staggered Vendramini. While it was pretty clear the brutal knee strike was enough to end the bout, it was officially brought to a conclusive end after a few follow-up punches.
This knockout also may have put many in the welterweight division on notice as well. The 31-year-old is currently riding a six-fight winning streak following this victory, so it may not be long before dos Santos seeks a bigger climb up the ladder with performances such as this one on Saturday.
See who the experts at CBS Sports are taking to win this champion vs. champion showdown
Both the flyweight champ and the bantamweight champ made weight for the 125-pound title bo...
The belt is sure to elicit some strong opinions
It sounds exciting, but just wait until you see this UFC Fight Night 143 promo for yoursel...
The champion vs. champion showdown might finally bring some clarity to some murky circumst...
Pettis is heading out of the stacked lightweight division following his latest defeat