Capoeira vs Wushu: the UFC 251 confrontation between the two styles

At the upcoming UFC 251 gathering, the crowd will have the chance to see a rare encounter between two beautiful fighting styles: Capoeira and Wushu. 

Opening a series of four events at Fight Island in July, the UFC 251 blockbuster gained the focus of three big belt fights. Recently, Jorge Masvidal’s presence in the main match, replacing Gilbert Burns, has gained a lot of interest from the crowd.

However, three title matches are not the only highlight of the UFC 251. Since there is also a “form vs.” contest between the Prelims tournaments. Quite extraordinary style “about two world champions: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Muslim Salikhov-a clash between Capoeira and Kungfu.” 

As champion of the Jungle Battle tournament in Brazil, few people know that Zaleski has been practicing Capoeira since childhood-a martial art with stunning transformative kicks. While he soon moved to MMA at the age of 20 and gained some popularity in the synthetic arena, the style of the Brazilian boxer still looks like this martial art.

Joining UFC in 2015, Zaleski had a string of seven straight wins and was ranked as a possible boxer in the Welterweight list. However in a deciding match against Chinese boxer Li Jingliang, Zaleski has sadly lost a late KO in the third half. 

Returning with a win over Alexey Kunchenko, Zaleski Dos Santos will face World Prime Minister Muslim Salikhov at UFC 251. Zaleski is very patient the second time he sees a Wushu warrior before a significant UFC 251 match.

Muslim Salikhov -The next rival of Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos will be the 5-time world champion

In UFC 251, both Salikhov and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos are rated as “old” boxers who possess strong knockout skills. In fact, they both expect that the two boxers will carry the forte of the two martial arts that have made their names.

Khabib had just retired, McGregor had declared his return to UFC

After Khabib Nurmagomedov had parted with the UFC, Conor McGregor had vowed to play in the light weight of this arena.

Conor McGregor is committed to returning the UFC light fixture

Conor McGregor confirmed in a Twitter issue that he will return to play in UFC lightweight in 2021. McGregor declared his “retirement” in June, but apparently changed his mind and played against Dustin Poirier in January 2021.

McGregor also said that he was in better form than ever

We have to go to a happier place sometimes in life in order to simplify our lives. He is excited now and looks forward to the game.  McGregor wrote like that.

The UFC has kept Khabib in the light belt 

While Khabib Nurmagomedov declared his abandonment of the UFC light championship title after the UFC 254 event, UFC President Dana White said he will still encourage the Russian boxer to continue with the title, adding that he hopes that Khabib’s decision to break up with UFC is only temporary.

Mayweather’s followers won the WBA Championship

Gervonta Davis, a 25-year-old American boxer who holds an undefeated record and is controlled by Floyd Mayweather, became the new champion in the WBA Super Weight division after crushing Leo Santa Cruz. This is the match that Davis joined as a lightweight WBA champion, while Santa Cruz retained the world championship in four different weight divisions.

Santa Cruz has a lot of experience in the game, but Davis is both young and smart in the style of fighting. The turning point of the match occurred in the 6th half when Davis was left behind when Santa Cruz had an opportunity to catch the left hook really hard as Santa Cruz hit the floor. This is Davis’ 24th career victory, including 23 knockout victories, and he still has to lose.