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|Pro Record:||24-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)|
|Height:||6 Feet. 1 Inch(es).|
|Out of:||Rio de Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro|
|Born:||Rio de Janiero,|
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Thales Leites's Professional Record
|08/23/2014||Win||Francis Carmont||UFC Fight Night 49: Dos Anjos vs Henderson||TKO/RSC||2||0:20|
|04/11/2014||Win||Trevor Smith||UFC Fight Night:Nelson vs. Nogueira||TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes||1||0:45|
|11/16/2013||Win||Edward Herman||UFC 167||Decision Unanimous Decision||3|
|08/03/2013||Win||Tom Watson||UFC 163: Aldo vs. Jung||Decision Unanimous Decision||3|
|NSF||03/31/2012||Win||Matt Horwich||Amazon Forest Combat 2||Submission Arm Triangle Choke||2||4:39|
|NSF||04/30/2011||Win||Jeremy Horn||Superior Challenge 7: Rise of Champions||Decision Split Decision||3|
|NSF||10/29/2010||Win||Tor Troeng||Superior Challenge 6: Lion's Den||Submission Rear Naked Choke||2||3:33|
|08/14/2010||Loss||Matt Horwich||War On The Mainland||Submission Rear Naked Choke||4||0:44|
|05/07/2010||Win||Jesse Taylor||Maximum Fighting Championship 5/7/10||Submission Triangle Choke||1||2:27|
|NSF||02/25/2010||Win||Rico Washington Sr.||BC - Bitetti Combat 6||Submission Arm Triangle Choke||1||2:40|
|NSF||12/04/2009||Win||Dean Lister||MFC 23 - Unstoppable||Decision Unanimous Decision||3|
|08/08/2009||Loss||Alessio Sakara||UFC 101 Declaration||Decision Split Decision||3|
|04/18/2009||Loss||Anderson Silva||UFC 97: Redemption||Decision Unanimous Decision||5|
|10/25/2008||Win||Drew McFedries||UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote||Submission Rear Naked Choke||1||1:18|
|06/07/2008||Win||Nate Marquardt||UFC 85: Bedlam||Decision Split Decision||3|
|08/25/2007||Win||Ryan Jensen||UFC 74: Respect||Submission Arm Bar||1||3:47|
|06/23/2007||Win||Floyd Sword||UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale||Submission Arm Triangle Choke||1||3:50|
|04/07/2007||Win||Pete Sell||UFC 69: Shootout||Decision Unanimous Decision||5|
|11/11/2006||Loss||Martin Kampmann||UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 4 Finale||Decision Unanimous Decision||3|
|NSF||04/29/2006||Win||Jose Landi-Jons||Jungle Fight 6||Submission Arm Triangle Choke||1||2:40|
|NSF||02/04/2006||Win||Osami Shibuya||Greatest Common Multiple: Mars||Decision Unanimous Decision||3|
|NSF||12/10/2005||Win||Jason Guida||Ultimate Warriors Combat 1||Submission Arm Bar||1||1:38|
|NSF||09/17/2005||Win||Ronald Jhun||Rumble On The Rock: Qualifiers 2||TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage from a Cut||3|
|NSF||07/02/2005||Win||Gustavo Machado||Storm Samurai 8||Submission Katagatame|
|NSF||05/07/2005||Win||Adam Roland||Rumble On The Rock 7||Submission Arm Bar||1|
|NSF||05/29/2004||Win||Flavio Luiz de Moura||Vitoria Extreme Fight 1||Submission Arm Triangle Choke||1|
|NSF||05/29/2004||Win||Lucio Linhares||Vitoria Extreme Fight 1||TKO/RSC||1|
|NSF||11/23/2003||Win||Felipe Arinelli||Shooto Brazil 3 : Welcome to Hell||Submission Arm Triangle Choke||2||0:00|
Thales Leites's Amateur Record
|NSF||07/12/2003||Win||Erik Teixeira||Shooto Brazil 2||Submission Rear Naked Choke||1||0:00|
|:||Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.|
|NSF:||Non Sanctioned Fight|
|* :||For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.|
|NC:||Fight Declared No Contest|
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Thales Leites Lourenco, or simply Thales Leites (born September 6, 1981 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil), is a Brazilian mixed martial artist, currently fighting at middleweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Leites made his debut with the organization on November 11, 2006, after a bout originally planned for October fell through due to visa-processing issues.
A relative newcomer to the sport, Leites made his mixed martial arts debut at Shooto Brazil in 2003, defeating Felipe Arinelli by arm-triangle choke submission. Leites would win his next two fights in Vitória before making his debut in the United States in Hawaii's Rumble on the Rock promotion in 2005, where he defeated Adam Roland in his fourth consecutive mixed martial arts victory.
After a successful outing in the U.S., Leites returned to Brazil to fight Gustavo Machado, who was coming off two wins in the Japanese Pancrase organization. Leites defeated the more experienced Machado by submission in the third round, and was invited back to Rumble on the Rock to fight Hawaiian Ronald Jhun in September. Despite fighting a hometown favorite, Leites notched his sixth victory, defeating Jhun by technical knockout in the later half of the fight.
Although Leites held an unblemished record, he wouldn't gain much mainstream exposure until his bouts with Osami Shibuya in Japan's MARS promotion, and Jose Landi-Jons in Brazil's Jungle Fight promotion. In both fights, Leites was much less experienced than his opponents; about Landi-Jons, Leites admitted, "He was already famous when I was not even interested on MMA."  Despite the experience disparity, Leites defeated both opponents decisively, scoring a unanimous decision over Shibuya, and submitting Landi-Jons with an arm-triangle choke, increasing Leites' professional record to 9 wins, 0 losses.