Thales
Leites
24-4-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 12 fights.
Record: 24-4-0
Summary: World-class ground game

Fighter Info

From: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Fights Out Of: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Age: 32
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
661
39% Successful
257
Types of Successful Strikes
0
257
54% Standing
36% Ground
138
26
93
Striking Defense
52
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
74
31% Successful
23
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
13
48
0
Takedown Defense
38
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Francis Carmont Aug 23, 2014
18 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Thales Leites 18 0 0 0
Win
Thales Leites Apr 11, 2014
5 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Trevor Smith 3 0 0 0
Win
Ed Herman Nov 16, 2013
14 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Thales Leites 20 3 0 13
Win
Thales Leites Aug 3, 2013
51 5 3 6 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Tom Watson 33 0 0 0
Loss
Alessio Sakara Aug 8, 2009
24 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Thales Leites 22 4 0 6
Anderson Silva Apr 18, 2009
94 0 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Thales Leites 10 1 0 1
Win
Thales Leites Oct 25, 2008
0 1 1 1 R1 Submission
Drew McFedries 1 0 0 0
Win
Thales Leites Jun 7, 2008
13 0 2 4 R3 Decision - Split
Nate Marquardt 35 5 0 1
Win
Thales Leites Aug 25, 2007
10 3 2 1 R1 Submission
Ryan Jensen 11 0 1 0
Win
Thales Leites Jun 23, 2007
6 2 1 4 R1 Submission
Floyd Sword 3 0 0 0
Win
Thales Leites Apr 7, 2007
56 3 4 11 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Pete Sell 3 0 2 1
Loss
Martin Kampmann Nov 11, 2006
101 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Thales Leites 46 1 0 1

Biography

TRAINING: A typical day is physical preparation in the morning, jiu-jitsu and boxing in the evening and some wrestling at night.

 

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.

•    Won six of seven bouts between UFC appearances, with wins over Dean Lister, Jesse Taylor, Tor Troeng, Jeremy Horn, and Matt Horwich.

•    Six of his 13 submission wins have come via arm triangle choke

•    Has defeated Jose Landi-Jons, Ronald Jhun, and Clay Guida’s brother Jason in non-UFC action

•    13 wins by submission, four by knockout

•    10 first round finishes

•    On seven fight winning streak

Career

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