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Thales Leites

Thales Leites

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  • Name: Thales Leites
  • Professional MMA Record: 23-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 6 Wins
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1981.06.09
  • Last Fight: April 11, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $95,000 USD
  • Height: 6'1" (186cm) | Reach: 78.0" (198cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: Nova Uniao
  • Born: Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Personal Pages: Twitter

Thales Leites Wiki Update Wiki

Thales Leites is a brazilian mixed martial artist who holds a 1st degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He would begin his MMA career with an excellent run going 9-0 while finishing all but 1 of his opponents. His biggest win in that run was over Jose Landi-Jons also known as Pele. The win was enough to catch the eye of the UFC who would pick Leites up.

He would debut at the Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale losing a decision to Martin Kampmann. However after that loss he would go on a 5 fight win streak with victories over notable names like Nate Marquardt, Pete Sell and Drew McFedries. It was enough to earn him a title shot at the reigning champion Anderson Silva. However he would end up on the losing end of a decision at UFC 97 when they fought. His next fight was a Split Decision loss to Alessio Sakara at UFC 101 causing him to be cut from the promotion.

Leites would continue to fight for other promotions and picked up wins over some names like Dean Lister, Jeremy Horn and Matt Horowich on way to a 6-1 post UFC record. It had been over a year since his last fight but the UFC decided to give him another shot and he would defeat Tom Watson at UFC 163 by Unanimous Decision. His UFC return would continue to go well for him picking up a decision over Ed Herman and his first TKO victory since 2005 over Trevor Smith.

Last updated 04.16.2014, 10:59 AM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:45 Round 1 of 3
Trevor Smith
Ref: Neil Hall
UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira vs. Nelson
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2014.04.11
Odds: -550 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Ed Herman
Ref: Kim Winslow
UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2013.11.16
Odds: -185 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Tom Watson
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2013.08.03
Odds: -165 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
4:39 Round 2 of 3, 9:39 Total
Matt Horwich
Ref: Fernando Yamasaki
Amazon Forest Combat 2
Co-Main Event | Catchweight | 194 lbs
2012.03.31
Weigh-In: 194.227 lbs
Win | Decision | Split Jeremy Horn Superior Challenge 2011.04.29
Win | Submission | Choke Tor Troeng Superior Challenge 2010.10.29
Loss | Submission | Choke Matt Horwich Powerhouse World Promotions 2010.08.14
Win | Submission | Choke
2:27 Round 1 of 3
Jesse Taylor
Ref: Vern Gorman
MFC 25: Vindication
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2010.05.07
Odds: -310 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 185.6 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke Rico Washington Sr. Bitetti Combat 2010.02.25
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Dean Lister
MFC 23: Unstoppable
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2009.12.04
Odds: -345 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Alessio Sakara
Ref: Marc Goddard
UFC 101: Declaration
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2009.08.08
Odds: -345 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total
Anderson Silva
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 97: Redemption
Main Event | Title Challenge | Middleweight | 185
2009.04.18
Odds: +458 Heavy Underdog | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Goran Reljic UFC 90 2008.10.25
Reason: Reljic Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
1:18 Round 1 of 3
Drew McFedries
Ref: Marc Fennell
UFC 90: Silva vs Cote
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2008.10.25
Odds: -451 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Nate Marquardt
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC 85: Bedlam
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2008.06.07
Odds: +193 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:47 Round 1 of 3
Ryan Jensen
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC 74: Respect
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2007.08.25
Odds: -315 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $58,000 ($9K Base, $9K Bonus, $40K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 188.0 lbs
UFC 74 Submission of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
3:50 Round 1 of 3
Floyd Sword
Ref: Yves Lavigne
The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2007.06.23
Odds: -500 Heavy Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 ($7K Base, $7K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Pete Sell
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 69: Shootout
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2007.04.07
Odds: -275 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Martin Kampmann
Ref: Yves Lavigne
The Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2006.11.11
Disclosed Pay: $3,000 Base | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Nate Marquardt UFC The Final Chapter 2006.10.10
Reason: Leites Visa
Win | Submission | Choke Jose Landi-Jons Jungle Fight 2006.04.29
Win | Decision | Unanimous Osami Shibuya MARS 2006.02.04
Win | Submission | Armlock Jason Guida UWC 1 2005.12.10
Win | KO/TKO | Injury Ronald Jhun Rumble on the Rock 2005.09.17
Win | Submission | Choke Gustavo Machado Storm Samurai 2005.07.02
Win | Submission | Armlock Adam Roland Rumble on the Rock 2005.05.07
Win | KO/TKO | Retired Lucio Linhares VEF 1 2004.05.29
Win | Submission | Choke Flavio Luiz Moura VEF 1 2004.05.29
Win | Submission | Choke Felipe Arinelli Shooto Brazil 2003.11.23

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