Pro Record: 24-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Nova Uniao
Age: 33
Sex: Male
Height: 6 Feet. 1 Inch(es).
Weight: 203 lbs.
Out of: Rio de Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro
Born: Rio de Janiero,
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Thales Leites's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
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 Title Fight
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

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
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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Fighter Bio

Career

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." [1] 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.