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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...
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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

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...
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August 20, 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...
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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...
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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...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Thales Leites faces Tom Watson at UFC 163

UFC officials announced today that former middleweight title challenger Thales Leites will return to the UFC to face Tom Watson at UFC 163.   UFC 163 takes place August 3 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event will be headlined by a featherweight title bout between current UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and [...]
May 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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