Thiago Santos (middleweight fighter)
January 7, 1984 |
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Residence||Rio de Janeiro, United States|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Reach||76.0 in (193 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Team||TATA FIGHT TEAM|
|Rank||Black belt in Muay Thai
Green rope in Capoeira
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Thiago Santos de Lima is a mixed martial artist fighting in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He gained entrance into the UFC by competing on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2.
Mixed martial arts career
He made his professional MMA debut in October 2010. Before joining the The Ultimate Fighter, he amassed a record of 8 wins and only 1 loss.
The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil
In the opening round, Santos defeated Gil Freitas by majority decision to get into the TUF house. He was the last pick when it came to the coaches' pick, ending up on Team Werdum. In the elimination round, Santos first faced Pedro Iriê and won by unanimous decision. In the quarterfinals, he faced eventual season winner Leonardo Santos and lost via unanimous decision.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Despite not winning the show, Santos was signed to a contract by the UFC. He made his debut on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163 against The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil winner Cezar Ferreira. He lost the fight via submission in the first round.
Santos faced Jack Marshman on February 19, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 105. He won the fight via TKO in the second round due to a combination of a spinning heel kick and punches and picked up a Performance of the Night bonus award.
Championships and accomplishments
- 2015 Best Knockout of the Half-Year vs. Steve Bossé
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Performance of the Night (Two times)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||14 wins||5 losses|
|Win||14–5||Jack Marshman||TKO (spinning heel kick and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne||February 19, 2017||2||2:21||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada||Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||13–5||Eric Spicely||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg||September 24, 2016||1||2:58||Brasília, Brazil|
|Loss||13–4||Gegard Mousasi||KO (punches)||UFC 200||July 9, 2016||1||4:32||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||13–3||Nate Marquardt||KO (punches)||UFC 198||May 14, 2016||1||3:39||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Win||12–3||Elias Theodorou||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant||December 10, 2015||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–3||Steve Bossé||KO (head kick)||UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero||June 27, 2015||1||0:29||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||10–3||Andy Enz||TKO (body kick and punches)||UFC 183||January 31, 2015||1||1:56||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||9–3||Uriah Hall||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 175||July 5, 2014||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–2||Ronny Markes||TKO (body kick and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2||March 23, 2014||1||0:53||Natal, Brazil|
|Loss||8–2||Cezar Ferreira||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 163||August 3, 2013||1||0:41||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||8–1||Denis Figueira||TKO (head kick and punches)||Watch Out Combat Show 20||July 27, 2012||1||N/A||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||7–1||Vicente Luque||TKO (punches)||Spartan MMA 2012||April 28, 2012||1||N/A||São Luís, Brazil|
|Win||7–0||Junior Vidal||TKO (punches)||Watch Out Combat Show 18||March 3, 2012||1||N/A||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||6–0||Eneas Souza||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Watch Out Combat Show 17||December 27, 2011||3||2:50||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||5–0||Marcos Viggiani||Decision (unanimous)||Spartan MMA 2011||November 26, 2011||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||4–0||Rafael Braga||TKO (punches)||Explosion Fight||August 13, 2011||1||N/A||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||3–0||Mauricio Chueke||Decision (unanimous)||Watch Out Combat Show 14||July 23, 2011||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||2–0||Gabriel Barreiro||TKO (retirement)||Senna Fight||April 16, 2011||2||1:53||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Guilherme Benedito||Decision (unanimous)||Watch Out Combat Show 10||October 10, 2010||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|4 matches||2 wins||2 losses|
|Loss||2–2||Leonardo Santos||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2||N/A (airdate)||2||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil||Quarter-finals bout.|
|Win||2–1||Pedro Iriê||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2||N/A (airdate)||2||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil||Wild card bout.|
|Loss||1–1||William Macário||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2||N/A (airdate)||2||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil||Preliminary bout.|
|Win||1–0||Gil Freitas||Decision (majority)||The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2||March 17, 2013 (airdate)||2||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil||TUF: Brazil 2 house entry bout.|
- "Thiago Santos - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
- "Fight Card - UFC 175 Weidman vs. Machida". UFC.com. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
- "TUF: Brazil 2 debuts on March 17 with Brazil's top 28 welterweights". TUF.tv. March 7, 2013. Retrieved March 18, 2013.
- "UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- "UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
- "UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2014-09-25.
- Elias Cepeda (2015-04-29). "Steve Bosse scheduled to make UFC debut in June against Thiago Santos". foxsports. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
- Steven Marrocco (2015-06-27). "UFC Fight Night 70 results: Thiago Santos flattens Steve Bosse in 29 seconds". mmajunkie. Retrieved 2015-06-27.
- Tristen Critchfield (2015-06-27). "UFC Fight Night Bonuses: Romero, Larkin, Ponzinibbio, and Santos pocket $50K Awards". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-06-27.
- Staff (2015-09-13). "Elias Theodorou meets Thiago 'Marreta' Santos at UFC Fight Night 80". mmajunkie. Retrieved 2015-09-13.
- Ben Fowlkes (2015-12-10). "UFC Fight Night 80 results: Thiago Santos dominates Elias Theodorou late". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-10.
- Staff (2016-02-03). "Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago 'Marreta' Santos booked for UFC 198 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
- Brent Brookhouse (2016-05-14). "UFC 198 results: Thiago 'Marreta' Santos crumples Nate Marquardt with brutal flurry". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-05-14.
- Mookie Alexander (2016-06-19). "Report: With Brunson out, Thiago Santos fights Gegard Mousasi at UFC 200". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2016-06-20.
- Steven Marrocco (2016-07-11). "UFC 200 results: Gegard Mousasi crushes Thiago 'Marreta' Santos for first-round knockout". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-11.
- Staff (2016-08-14). "Thiago 'Marreta' Santos vs. Eric Spiceley heads to UFC Fight Night 95 in Brasilia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-14.
- Steven Marrocco (2016-09-24). "UFC Fight Night 95 results: Eric Spicely stuns Brasilia, submits 8-1 favorite Thiago 'Marreta' Santos". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-09-24.
- Lucas Rezende (2016-12-07). "Santos vs. Marshman set for UFC Halifax". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2016-12-07.
- Tristen Critchfield (2017-02-19). "UFC Fight Night 105 Bonuses: Lewis, Browne, Felder, Santos pocket $50K". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2017-02-19.
- Staff (2017-05-03). "Gerald Meerschaert meets Thiago 'Marreta' Santos at UFC 213 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
- "PENICK: 2015 Mid-Year MMA Awards - Knockout of the Year (So Far)".