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Thales Leites

Thales Leites

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  • Name: Thales Leites
  • Professional MMA Record: 24-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Current Streak: 7 Wins
  • Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1981.06.09
  • Last Fight: August 23, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.8 lbs
  • Affiliation: Nova União
  • Height: 6'1" (186cm) | Reach: 78.0" (198cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $145,000 USD
  • Born: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Personal Pages: Twitter

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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

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:20 Round 2 of 3, 5:20 Total

Francis Carmont
Ref: John McCarthy

UFC Fight Night 49: Henderson vs. dos Anjos
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.08.23
Odds: +180 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 185.75 lbs
UFC Fight Night 49 Performance of the Night
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

California Regional

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
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
Cancelled Bout Goran Reljic UFC 90 2008.10.25
Reason: Reljic Injury
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

Japan Regional

2006.02.04
Win | Submission | Armlock

Jason Guida

Hawaii Regional

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

Espirito Santo Regional

2004.05.29
Win | Submission | Choke

Flavio Luiz Moura

Espirito Santo Regional

2004.05.29
Win | Submission | Choke

Felipe Arinelli

Shooto Brazil

2003.11.23
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Submission | Choke

Erik Teixeira

Shooto Brazil

2003.07.12

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