Thiago Moisés

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Thiago Moisés
BornThiago Henrique Moisés[1]
(1995-03-23) March 23, 1995 (age 27)
Indaiatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil[2]
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Reach70.5 in (179 cm)[3]
StyleBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out ofCoconut Creek, Florida, United States
TeamAmerican Top Team (2012–present)[4][5]
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Paulo Streckert[6]
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission6
By decision6
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision4
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Thiago Henrique Moisés (born 23 March 1995)[1] is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has been a professional MMA competitor since 2012. Previously, he competed for the promotions RFA and LFA.


The son of a professional mixed martial artist, Thiago began training Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the age of eight.[3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

RFA Lightweight champion[edit]

Moisés made his professional MMA debut on May 19, 2012. He would go on to amass a 5-1 record, before signing with Resurrection Fighting Alliance.

Moisés made his RFA debut against Javon Wright at RFA 28 on August 7, 2015. He won the fight by a second-round rear naked choke submission.[7]

In his second fight with the promotion, Moisés was scheduled to face Zach Juusola for the vacant RFA Lightweight Championship at RFA 35 on February 19, 2016. Juusola later withdrew from the bout due to an injury, and was replaced by David Castillo who moved up from the co-main event fight with David Putvin.[8] Moisés won the fight with a second-round helicopter armbar submission.[9]

Moisés was scheduled to make his first title defense against Jamall Emmers at RFA 38 on June 3, 2016.[10] He won the fight by a fifth-round technical knockout.[11]

Moisés was scheduled to make his second title defense against Zach Freeman at RFA 44 on September 30, 2016.[12] Moisés dominated almost every round of the bout, winning the fight by unanimous decision, with scores of 49-46, 49-46, 50-45.[13]

Legacy Fighting Alliance[edit]

RFA and LFC merged in early 2017 to form Legacy Fighting Alliance. Accordingly, Moisés was given the opportunity to fight for the inaugural LFA lightweight title against Robert Watley at LFA 17 on July 21, 2017.[14] Watley won the fight by unanimous decision, with all three judges awarding him every round of the bout.[15]

Moisés was scheduled to face Jeff Peterson at LFA 41 on June 1, 2018.[16] He won the fight by a second-round guillotine choke submission.[17]

Dana White Contender Series[edit]

Moisés made his Tuesday Night Contender Series debut on August 11, 2018 at Dana White's Contender Series Brazil 3. He faced Gleidson Moraes and won the fight via knockout. The win earned Moisés a spot in the UFC.[18]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In his UFC debut Moisés faced against Beneil Dariush on November 10, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 139.[19] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[20]

Moisés faced Kurt Holobaugh on May 11, 2019, at UFC 237.[21] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[22]

Moisés faced Damir Ismagulov on August 31, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 157.[23] He lost the fight via unanimous decision after getting knocked down in the first round.[24]

Moisés faced Michael Johnson on May 13, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira.[25] He won the fight via a heel hook submission in round two.[26]

Moisés was scheduled to face Jalin Turner on September 5, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 176.[27] However, on September 5, 2020, Moisés tested positive for Covid-19 and the bout against Turner was cancelled.[28]

Moisés faced Bobby Green on October 31, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 181.[29] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[30]

Moisés faced Alexander Hernandez on February 27, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 186.[31] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[32]

Moisés faced Islam Makhachev on July 17, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 26.[33] He lost the fight via a rear-naked choke submission in the fourth round.[34]

Moisés faced Joel Álvarez on November 13, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 197.[35] At the weigh-ins, Álvarez weighed in at 157.5 pounds, one and a half pounds over the lightweight non-title fight limit. The bout proceeded at a catchweight with Álvarez fined 30% of his purse, which went to Moisés.[36] Moisés lost the fight via technical knockout in round one.[37]

Moisés is next scheduled to face Christos Giagos at UFC Fight Night 208 on June 25, 2022.[38]

Personal life[edit]

Moisés is married.[39]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
21 matches 15 wins 6 losses
By knockout 3 1
By submission 6 1
By decision 6 4
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 15–6 Joel Álvarez TKO (elbows and punches) UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Rodríguez November 13, 2021 1 3:01 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (157.5 lb) bout; Álvarez missed weight.
Loss 15–5 Islam Makhachev Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on ESPN: Makhachev vs. Moisés July 17, 2021 4 2:38 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 15–4 Alexander Hernandez Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane 27 February 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–4 Bobby Green Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Silva 31 October 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 13–4 Michael Johnson Submission (achilles lock) UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira 13 May 2020 2 0:25 Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Loss 12–4 Damir Ismagulov Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang 31 August 2019 3 5:00 Shenzen, China
Win 12–3 Kurt Holobaugh Decision (unanimous) UFC 237 10 May 2019 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 11–3 Beneil Dariush Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Rodríguez 10 November 2018 3 5:00 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 11–2 Gleidson Cutis KO (head kick) Dana White's Contender Series Brazil 3 11 August 2018 1 4:21 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (160 lb) bout; Cutis missed weight.
Win 10–2 Jeff Peterson Submission (guilotine choke) LFA 41 1 June 2018 2 4:31 Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States
Loss 9–2 Robert Watley Decision (unanimous) LFA 17 21 July 2017 5 5:00 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States For the vacant LFA Lightweight Championship.
Win 9–1 Zach Freeman Decision (unanimous) RFA 44 30 September 2016 5 5:00 St. Charles, Missouri, United States Defended the RFA Lightweight Championship.
Win 8–1 Jamall Emmers TKO (punches) RFA 38 3 June 2016 5 2:52 Costa Mesa, California, United States Defended the RFA Lightweight Championship.
Win 7–1 David Castillo Submission (armbar) RFA 35 19 February 2016 2 3:19 Orem, Utah, United States Won the vacant RFA Lightweight Championship.
Win 6–1 Javon Wright Submission (rear-naked choke) RFA 28 7 August 2015 2 2:10 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Loss 5–1 Jason Knight Decision (unanimous) Atlas Fights: Cage Rage 25 30 May 2015 3 5:00 Biloxi, Mississippi, United States Featherweight debut. For the Atlas Fights Featherweight Championship.
Win 5–0 Francivaldo Trinaldo Submission (triangle armbar) Fighten Decagon MMA 11 May 2014 3 1:58 Londrina, Brazil
Win 4–0 Leonardo de Oliveira Guarizzo Decision (unanimous) Talent MMA Circuit 2 20 July 2013 3 5:00 Indaiatuba, Brazil
Win 3–0 José Conceição Decision (Unanimous) Real Fight 9 28 Jul 2013 3 5:00 São José dos Campos, Brazil Lightweight bout.
Win 2–0 Dennis Bentes KO (head kick) Eco Combat 2 22 September 2012 1 0:23 Indaiatuba, Brazil
Win 1–0 Wellingon Dias Submission (armbar) CT Fight 19 May 2012 1 2:50 Indaiatuba, Brazil


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Mixed martial arts show results Date: October 31, 2020
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  5. ^ Gabriel Gonzalez (September 4, 2020). "UFC Vegas 9: Thiago Moises Trained with Luis Pena to Prepare for Jalin Turner's Height".
  6. ^ Thiago Moisés (December 20, 2017). ""FAIXA PRETA DE JIU JITSU !"". Facebook. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  7. ^ Tatum, Rob. "RFA 28 Results: Sanchez Stops Poppie in Bloody War, Claims Middleweight Crown". Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  8. ^ MMA Junkie Staff. "Zach Juusola out, Thiago Moises now meets David Castillo for 155 title at RFA 35". Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  9. ^ Sloan, Mike. "Thiago Moises Submits David Castillo With Armbar to Capture Vacant RFA Lightweight Title". Retrieved 16 July 2021.
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  13. ^ Brookhouse, Brent. "RFA 44 results: Thiago Moises dominates Zach Freeman to retain lightweight title". Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  14. ^ Sloan, Mike. "Robert Watley Dominates Sluggish Thiago Moises to Claim Inaugural LFA Lightweight Title". Retrieved 16 July 2021.
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  29. ^ Marcel Dorff (2020-09-27). "Bobby Green vs. Thiago Moises toegevoegd aan "UFC Halloween" evenement op 31 oktober". MMA DNA (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-05-16.
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  31. ^ Nolan King and Mike Bohn (2021-01-21). "UFC adds Alexander Hernandez vs. Thiago Moises to Feb. 27 card". Retrieved 2021-01-21.
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