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Thales Leites Vs Tim Boetsch Set For UFC 183

A middleweight match-up between the in-form Thales Leites and Tim Boetsch has been announced for UFC 183 on January 31st in las Vegas. So far Leites has strung together four victories in a row since returning to the UFC back in August of 2013. Making this all the more impressive is the fact that the Brazilian has shown a marked improvement in his striking game to complement his...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranked middleweights Thales Leites, Tim Boetsch meet at UFC 183

Thales Leites has a chance to extend his winning streak against a fellow ranked fighter. The red-hot Brazilian meets Tim Boetsch at UFC 183 on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced Wednesday morning. Leites is ranked No. 11 among middleweight contenders and Boetsch is No. 13. The matchup represents a huge opportunity for both to further carve out a path toward a title shot. Leites...
Via Fox Sports
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Boetsch Battles Thales Leites at UFC 183

A middleweight bout between Tim Boetsch (pictured) and Thales Leites has been added to UFC 183. UFC officials confirmed the scrap Tuesday. The January 31 event takes place at a yet-to-be determined venue in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boetsch collected a much needed win by beating Brad Tavares in his last outing. “The Barbarian” had lost three of his last four prior to August’s bout...
Via 5thRound.com
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Six Most Promising UFC Fighters With a Big Year Ahead

  With the large number of fight cards the UFC has put on this year, a number of fighters have quietly, but dominantly, amassed solid win streaks. We at Fight of the Night have decided to point out six such fighters we believe are set for a big year ahead of them in the Octagon. Thales Leites Leites was controversially released by the UFC in 2009 after he lost two straight fights...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Thales Leites Wants To Fight Michael Bisping Next

Michael Bisping won’t be fighting Luke Rockhold next after the UFC decided to go in a different direction, and so Thales Leites has seen an opportunity to stake his claim for a fight with ‘The Count’. “Bisping is a tough fighter, does great fights. He fights for a long time, does exciting fights,” Leites told MMAfighting.com. “He’s well ranked, has a big name, and...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Thales Leites Knocks Out Francis Carmont at UFC Fight Night 49 (Video Highlights)

Francis Carmont entered the UFC with much hype in October 2011, and the middleweight lived up to much of the hoopla by starting out a perfect 6-0 in the big leagues. Carmont has now dropped three straight thanks to Thales Leites. Leites severed up his upset special in vicious fashion by knocking out the French-Canadian 20 seconds into the second round. Is it possible “Limitless”...
Via 5thRound.com
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dos Anjos, Mein, Leites and Saunders Win Bonuses at UFC Fight Night 49

Rafael dos Anjos (pictured), Jordan Mein, Thales Leites and Ben Saunders each earned an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday at “UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos.” For the second time in as many events – on the same day, mind you – the UFC chucked the “Fight of the Night” bonus out the window. Instead, the promotion opted to hand out four...
Via 5thRound.com
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Thales Leites slams home 2nd straight KO with win over Francis Carmont

A slow paced first round gave way to a rapid fire finish in the second as Thales Leites picked up his fourth win in a row since returning to the UFC by knocking out Francis Carmont. A former title challenger at 185-pounds, Leites left the UFC for a few years after a couple of uninspired performances but he was able to earn his way back with three wins in a row in regional promotions...
Via Fox Sports
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Thales Leites KO’s Francis Carmont At UFC Fight Night 49

Thales Leites impressed tonight at UFC Fight Night 49 with a knockout victory over Francis Carmont early in the second round in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Round One Leites with a leg kick as the two circles each other. He presses forward with a flurry, but Carmont backs away from it. Carmont misses with a hook and Leites comes in with punches to initiate the clinch against the cage. He...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Thales Leites set for toughest test since return to UFC

Since returning to the UFC following a four year, loss-fueled layoff in August of 2013, former middleweight challenger Thales Leites has earned three consecutive wins over Tom Watson, Ed Herman, and Trevor Smith in an effort to reclaim his former status as a ranked contender. And on the main card of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 49 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Leites will square-off against...
Via Sports-Glory
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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