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"Marreta"

11-3-0

Thiago Santos

Thiago "Marreta" Santos
  • Name: Thiago Santos
  • MMA Record: 11-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Marreta
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1984.01.07
  • Last Fight: June 27, 2015 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Tata Fight Team
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 76.0" (193cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $118,000 USD
  • Born: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Instagram

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Thiago "Marreta" Santos was a competitor on the second season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.  He had a contentious bout with Gil de Freitas to get into the house, winning by majority decision after the sudden victory round.  Santos would go on to be the last over-all pick of the competition, ending up under head coach Fabrício Werdum.  Werdum matched "Marreta" up against eventual-finalist William Macario in the tournament's fourth elimination fight.  Santos lost by unanimous decision after two rounds.  Despite the loss, Santos' performance in the bout allowed him to return in the tournament's "wildcard" spot, where he defeated teammate Pedro Irie and earned the tournament's eighth quarterfinalist spot.  However, Santos would again face another eventual-finalist in Leonardo Santos, losing via unanimous decision.  Santos went 2-2 in TUF fights.


While no fighters other than the finalists of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2 made their UFC debut on the respective finale card, Santos did make his UFC debut two months later on the UFC 163 main card against TUF Brazil 1 winner Cezar Ferreira.  A heavy underdog going into the bout, Santos was quickly defeated, being submitted by Ferreira in under a minute.  "Marreta" returned to UFC action seven months later, as an even larger underdog to middleweight prospect Ronny Markes.  This time however, Santos was on the delivering end of a quick sub-minute finish, knocking out Markes in 53 seconds.  At a +600 underdog, this was one of the biggest upsets in modern UFC history in terms of betting odds.  The win allowed Santos to continue on his UFC career, but he faced another defeat at UFC 175, losing to fellow TUF veteran Uriah Hall via unanimous decision.



The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2


Episode 2 Santos def. Gil de Freitas by Majority Decision

Episode 5 William Macário def. Santos by Unanimous Decision

Episode 8 Santos def. Pedro Irie by Unanimous Decision
Episode 10 Leonardo Santos def. Santos by Unanimous Decision


Last updated 11.22.2014, 6:46 PM ET
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Thiago Santos MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
0:29 Round 1 of 3

Steve Bossé
10-3-0 10-1-0

UFC Fight Night 70: Machida vs. Romero
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2015.06.27
Odds: -190 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $82,000 ($16K Base, $16K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: James Warring
#9 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
UFC Fight Night 70 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:56 Round 1 of 3

Andy Enz
9-3-0 10-3-0

UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2015.01.31
Odds: -185 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $26,000 ($13K Base, $13K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: Mark Smith
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Uriah Hall
9-2-0 8-4-0

UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.07.05
Odds: +250 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | KO/TKO
0:53 Round 1 of 3

Ronny Markes
8-2-0 14-2-0

UFC Fight Night 38: Shogun vs. Henderson 2
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.03.23
Odds: +600 (Huge Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs (83.0 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | Submission | Choke
0:47 Round 1 of 3

Cezar Ferreira
8-1-0 5-2-0

UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.08.03
Odds: +365 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs (83.0 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
Round 1 of 3

Denis Figueira
7-1-0 1-1-0

WOCS 20
Main Card

2012.07.27
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Vicente Luque

Maranhao Regional

2012.04.28
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Junior Vidal

Watch Out Combat Show

2012.03.03
Win | Submission | Choke

Eneas Souza

Watch Out Combat Show

2011.12.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Marcos Viggiani

Maranhao Regional

2011.11.26
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Rafael Braga

Rio de Janeiro Regional

2011.08.13
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Mauricio Chueke

Watch Out Combat Show

2011.07.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Gabriel Barreiro

Rio de Janeiro Regional

2011.04.16
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Guilherme Benedito Nunes

Watch Out Combat Show

2010.12.10

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