Elves Brener had an unexpected opportunity to shine at UFC Sao Paulo when he delivered a stunning walkoff knockout after being called up to the main card on short notice. A late cancellation in the scheduled fight provided Brener and Kaynan Kruschewsky the chance to kick off the main card, and Brener made the most of it.
In an all-Brazilian affair, both fighters were throwing heavy shots in their exchanges, promising an exciting fight for the Sao Paulo crowd. The difference came when Brener unleashed a massive right hand and then followed it with a left hand that clipped Kruschewsky behind the ear, sending him face-first to the canvas. Kruschewsky was knocked out before he hit the floor, prompting the referee to stop the contest at 4:01 in the first round.
With this victory, Brener extended his UFC record to 3-0 and his overall record to 16-3. He expressed his readiness to take on any opponent from the top 15 and sent a message to UFC President Dana White, indicating his willingness to face challenging opponents in his pursuit of excellence in the sport.