Thales Leites's Professional MMA debut
Leites made his professional debut against Felipe Arinelli on November 23, 2003, fighting on the main card of Shooto Brazil: Welcome To Hell.
He made a winning start to his career, defeating Felipe Arinelli who carried a 0-1-0 professional MMA record into the fight.
Thales Leites beat Felipe Arinelli by Submission at of Round 2.
Thales Leites's Ultimate Fighting Championship Career
Leites made his debut in the UFC against Martin Kampmann on November 11, 2006, fighting on the preliminary card of The Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale having compiled a 9-0-0 professional MMA record.
Thales Leites lost to Martin Kampmann by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3.
Since his debut, Leites has gone on to fight a total of 21 more times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 13-8-0.
Failed UFC title challenge: UFC Middleweight Championship loss to Anderson Silva
Leites lost his 1st middleweight title challenge, losing to Anderson Silva on April 18, 2009 at UFC 97: Redemption.
Thales Leites lost to Anderson Silva by Decision at 5:00 of Round 5.
Outside the UFC
After his UFC stint, Leites took his next fight at MFC on December 4, 2009, fighting against Dean Lister on the main event of MFC 23: Unstoppable.
Thales Leites beat Dean Lister by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3.
Return to Ultimate Fighting Championship
After 7 fights outside of the promotion, Leites returned to the UFC on August 3, 2013, fighting against Tom Watson on the main card of UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie.
At the time of his UFC return, his professional MMA record stood at 20-4-0
Thales Leites beat Tom Watson by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3.
When was Thales Leites's last win?
Leites's last win came against Hector Lombard at UFC Fight Night 137 on Saturday September 22, 2018. Thales Leites beat Hector Lombard by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3.