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UFC Glasgow: Michael Bisping Survives, Defeats Thales Leites By Split

Michael Bisping’s first fight in the United Kingdom since October of 2010 was a winning one Saturday, but the middleweight contender had to dig deep to eke out a five-round split decision win over Rio de Janeiro’s Thales Leites in their UFC Fight Night main event at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. 49-46, 48-47 and 47-48 for the number-nine ranked Bisping, now 28-7; the tenth...
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Bisping Wins By Split Decision Against Thales Leites At UFC Fight Night 72

Michael Bisping scrapped past Thales Leites by split decision tonight in the main event of UFC Fight Night 72 after finding himself on the back foot for much of the fight. Round One: The main event is underway. Bisping feels out with the jab and Leites lands a leg kick. Another leg kick from Leites, but it lands to the groin and forces a stoppage. They get back to it fairly quickly...
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 72: Can the “Count” deliver?

Saturday, UFC Fight Night 72 makes it promotional debut in Scotland. The main event features #9 Michael “The Count” Bisping and jiu-jitsu practitioner #10 Thales Leites. Since his return to the Octagon, Leites is on a five-fight winning streak. Bisping is 2-2 and rebounded in his last fight with a victory over CB Dollaway. The co-main event features lightweights Evan Dunham and...
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Thales Leites: I will KO or submit Michael Bisping

When Thales Leites takes on Michael Bisping July 18 in Glasgow, he'll be far from home and fighting one of the UFC's most well-known fighters. Still, the Brazilian couldn't be happier to take on "The Count." "Oh yeah I'm very happy. This is one of the fights that I would have liked to make a long time ago. Bisping is a UFC veteran like me since 2006, and I would like to fight with...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Thales Leites Defeats Tim Boetsch via Submission at UFC 183

If I paid money to see a UFC event live there is one thing I would really hoped did not happen. No wins via submission. I wouldn't want any via decision either, but for a novice like myself submissions are kind of dull. Maybe if I knew more about the sport or followed it closely I would appreciate a good arm-triangle choke like the one Thales Leites puts on Tim Boetsch for the win...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Thales Leites Chokes Tim Boetsch Unconscious At UFC 183

Thales Leites lost the striking battle to Tim Boetsch tonight at UFC 183, but still emerged on top after taking the fight to the mat and slickly tying up a fight-ending arm triangle choke that sent his opponent to sleep. Round One: Boetsch initiates first with a combination of punches and a kick. Leites with a kick and Boetsch looks to land with another punch. Boetsch pressing...
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January 31, 2015  |  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 “He’s well ranked, has a big name, and...
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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”...
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...
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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...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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