Thales
Leites
26-7-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #12 Middleweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Performance of the Night / 1 Fight of the Night
1 Submission of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 17 fights.
Record: 26-7-0
Summary: World-class ground game

Fighter Info

From: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Fights Out Of: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Age: 35
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )
Reach 78"
Leg Reach 41"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1053
39% Successful
413
Types of Successful Strikes
0
413
60% Standing
12%
28%
249
49
115
Striking Defense
54
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
109
28% Successful
31
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
17
61
0
Takedown Defense
40
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
Thales Leites
Nov 19, 2016
4
42
1
1
1
0
2
5
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Thales Leites
Aug 6, 2016
36
8
5
0
1
0
7
0
R3 Submission
Loss
Thales Leites
Feb 27, 2016
81
17
0
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Thales Leites
Jul 18, 2015
115
79
0
1
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Split
Win
Thales Leites
Jan 31, 2015
20
26
1
0
2
0
4
1
R2 Submission
Performance of the Night
Fight of the Night
Win
Thales Leites
Aug 23, 2014
18
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Win
Thales Leites
Apr 11, 2014
5
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Thales Leites
Nov 16, 2013
14
20
0
3
0
0
0
13
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Thales Leites
Aug 3, 2013
51
33
5
0
3
0
6
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Thales Leites
Aug 8, 2009
24
22
0
4
0
0
0
6
R3 Decision - Split
Thales Leites
Apr 18, 2009
94
10
0
1
0
0
0
1
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Thales Leites
Oct 25, 2008
0
1
1
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Thales Leites
Jun 7, 2008
13
35
0
5
2
0
4
1
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Thales Leites
Aug 25, 2007
10
11
3
0
2
1
1
0
R1 Submission
Submission of the Night
Win
Thales Leites
Jun 23, 2007
6
3
2
0
1
0
4
0
R1 Submission
Win
Thales Leites
Apr 7, 2007
56
3
3
0
4
2
11
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Thales Leites
Nov 11, 2006
101
46
0
1
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: Conditioning, kickboxing and jiu-jitsu

When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was 17 years old I started jiu-jitsu, and in 2003 I started training MMA and the other martial arts.

What ranks and titles have you held? Jiu-Jitsu - champion of the Copa do
Brasil absolute 2003 and Copa do Mundo 2002. Third place, world championships 2001. MMA - Champion Rumble on the Rock. Competed in Storm Samurai, MARS, Jungle Fight, Shooto Brazil, and Vitória Extreme Fight. BJJ Black belt under Welton Ribeiro.

Do you have any heroes?
No

What is your favorite technique?
Armbar

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the realization of a dream.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
Yes. Physical Education.

What was your job before you started fighting?
None

• One of only two fighters to extend Anderson Silva the full five round championship distance in a title fight.

• Won six of seven bouts between UFC appearances, with wins over Dean Lister, Jesse Taylor, Tor Troeng, Jeremy Horn, and Matt Horwich.
 
• 15 wins by submission (8 arm triangle, 3 armbar, 3 RNC, triangle), four by KO
 
• Has defeated Jose Landi-Jons, Ronald Jhun, and Clay Guida’s brother Jason in non-UFC action.
 
• 10 first round finishes
 
• Has won nine of his last tweleve 

Career

More Fighters