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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
25 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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

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

Leites fills out UFC 167 card

Fresh off a successful octagon return, Brazilian middleweight Thales Leites will step into the vacant slot at UFC 167 opposite Ed Herman , Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight. Leites is replacing Rafael Natal, who was shifted over to the UFC Fight for the Troops 3 card to fight Tim Kennedy in the main event. The 32-year-old Leites is in his second run...
Via Fox Sports
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Thales Leites returns to the Octagon victorious over a bloody Tom Watson

  Thales Leites may forever be remembered by wanting Anderson Silva to enter his guard over and over, but that was back in the double digit UFC era, back when butt scooting was not tolerated. Not to say any of that went down tonight in another exciting fight involving Tom Watson, Thales actually showed some newfangled stand up to go with his oft-mentioned BJJ that bloodied the Brit’s...
Via Fight Hub TV
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom “Kong” Watson looking to knock out Thales Leites at UFC 163

Tom “Kong” Watson is looking to Donkey Punch his way to victory come this weekend at UFC 163. The English middleweight is 1-1 in the UFC and wants to make a statement against Thales Leites in his home turf. Now Watson’s goal is to knockout Leites something even former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was not able to do. Though it remains to be seen if this feat can...
Via Fight Hub TV
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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