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Thiago Santos

Thiago "Marreta" Santos
  • Name: Thiago Santos
  • MMA Record: 17-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Marreta
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1984.01.07
  • Last Fight: April 21, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.8 lbs
  • Affiliation: Tata Fight Team
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 76.0" (193cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $352,000 USD
  • Born: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Fighting out of: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Thiago Santos MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:30 Round 1 of 3

Us Dave Branch
17-5-0 21-4-0

Us UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza vs. Lee
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2018.04.21
Odds: -165 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.8 lbs (84.3 kgs) | Referee: Gary Copeland
UFC Fight Night 128 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO
1:03 Round 2 of 3, 6:03 Total

Us Anthony Smith
16-5-0 28-12-0

Br UFC Fight Night 125: Machida vs. Anders
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2018.02.03
Odds: -280 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
#19 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2018
#11 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2018
UFC Fight Night 125 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:59 Round 1 of 3

Se Jack Hermansson
15-5-0 16-3-0

Br UFC Fight Night 119: Machida vs. Brunson
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2017.10.28
Odds: -110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Jerin Valel
Win | KO/TKO
2:04 Round 2 of 3, 7:04 Total

Us Gerald Meerschaert
14-5-0 26-8-0

Us UFC 213: Romero vs. Whittaker
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2017.07.08
Odds: -155 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $68,000 ($34K Base, $34K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | KO/TKO
2:21 Round 2 of 3, 7:21 Total

Wa Jack Marshman
13-5-0 21-5-0

Ca UFC Fight Night 105: Lewis vs. Browne
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2017.02.19
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Brad Jardine
#16 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2017
UFC Fight Night 105 Performance of the Night
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:58 Round 1 of 3

Us Eric Spicely
13-4-0 8-1-0

Br UFC Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs. Lansberg
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2016.09.24
Odds: -750 (Huge Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
UFC Fight Night 95 Performance of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:32 Round 1 of 3

Nl Gegard Mousasi
13-3-0 38-6-2

Us UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2016.07.09
Odds: +220 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $28,000 Base | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
UFC 200 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:39 Round 1 of 3

Us Nate Marquardt
12-3-0 34-15-2

Br UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2016.05.14
Odds: -360 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ca Elias Theodorou
11-3-0 11-0-0

Us UFC Fight Night 80: Namajunas vs. VanZant
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2015.12.10
Odds: +190 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $38,000 ($19K Base, $19K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
0:29 Round 1 of 3

Ca Steve Bossé
10-3-0 10-1-0

Us 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
#8 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

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

Us 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

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

Us 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

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

Br 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

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

Br 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
#48 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
Round 1 of 3

Br Dennis Figueira
7-1-0 2-2-0

Br WOCS 20
Main Card

2012.07.27
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Vicente Luque

Br Maranhao Regional

2012.04.28
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Junior Vidal

Br Watch Out Combat Show

2012.03.03
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Eneas Souza

Br Watch Out Combat Show

2011.12.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br Marcos Viggiani

Br Maranhao Regional

2011.11.26
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Rafael Braga

Br Rio de Janeiro Regional

2011.08.13
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br Mauricio Chueke

Br Watch Out Combat Show

2011.07.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Gabriel Barreiro

Br Rio de Janeiro Regional

2011.04.16
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br Guilherme Benedito Nunes

Br Watch Out Combat Show

2010.12.10

Thiago Santos Wiki Update Wiki

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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