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Elizeu Zaleski vs. Sean Strickland booked for UFC 224

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Elizeu Zaleski is going for his fifth straight win in the UFC.
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The UFC officially announced the 12th match-up for its upcoming event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Coming off four straight victories in the Octagon, Elizeu Zaleski will take on Sean Strickland in a welterweight clash at the UFC 224 card on May 12, the company announced following a report by Combate.

Strickland (19-2) is 6-2 under the UFC banner, defeating Court McGree in his most recent appearance in Nov. 2017. “Tarzan” suffered his only MMA losses by the hands of UFC Chile headliners Kamaru Usman and Santiago Ponzinibbio.

Zaleski (18-5) lost a split decision to Nicolas Dalby in his Octagon debut in 2015, and since then he went on to defeat Omari Akhmedov, Keita Nakamura, Lyman Good and Max Griffin, earning “Fight of the Night” bonuses in two of his four victories.

UFC 224 takes place at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro and features Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington for the bantamweight championship in the main event.

Check the current fight card below.

Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington
Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida
Ronaldo Souza vs. Kelvin Gastelum
John Lineker vs. Brian Kelleher
Thales Leites vs. Jack Hermansson
Davi Ramos vs. Nick Hein
Alberto Mina vs. Ramazan Emeev
Junior Albini vs. Alexey Oleynik
Cezar Ferreira vs. Karl Roberson
Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Cooper
Warlley Alves vs. Sultan Aliev
Elizeu Zaleski vs. Sean Strickland