Thiago Santos (middleweight fighter)
January 7, 1984|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Residence||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Division||Middleweight (170–185 Ib)|
|Reach||76 in (193 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Team||TATA FIGHT TEAM|
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. A professional competitor since 2010, 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 Ultimate Fighter, he had 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.
Santos was briefly linked to a bout with promotional newcomer Michał Materla on October 21, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 118. However, it was revealed on 1 September that Materla had reneged on his agreement with the UFC and was re-signing with the Polish regional promotion KSW. In turn, Santos was removed from the card and faced Jack Hermansson a week later at UFC Fight Night 119. He won the fight via technical knock out in round one.
Championships and accomplishments
- 2015 Best Knockout of the Half-Year vs. Steve Bossé
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|23 matches||17 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||17–6||David Branch||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee||April 21, 2018||1||2:30||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||17–5||Anthony Smith||TKO (body kick and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders||February 3, 2018||2||1:03||Belém, Brazil||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||16–5||Jack Hermansson||TKO (body kick and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida||October 28, 2017||1||4:59||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||15–5||Gerald Meerschaert||TKO (punches)||UFC 213||July 8, 2017||2||2:04||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|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.|
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- "Thiago Santos - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
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- "Elias Theodorou meets Thiago 'Marreta' Santos at UFC Fight Night 80". mmajunkie. 2015-09-13. Retrieved 2015-09-13.
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- Mookie Alexander (2016-06-19). "Report: With Brunson out, Thiago Santos fights Gegard Mousasi at UFC 200". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2016-06-20.
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- "Thiago 'Marreta' Santos vs. Eric Spiceley heads to UFC Fight Night 95 in Brasilia". mmajunkie.com. 2016-08-14. Retrieved 2016-08-14.
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- "Gerald Meerschaert meets Thiago 'Marreta' Santos at UFC 213 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie. 2017-05-03. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
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- "Thiago 'Marreta' Santos meets Polish veteran Michal Materla at UFC Gdansk". mmajunkie.com. 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2017-08-29.
- Raphael Marinho (2017-09-01). "Materia gives up fight against Thiago Marreta and renews contract with KSW". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2017-09-01. (in Portuguese)
- Dann Stupp (2017-09-04). "Michał Materla out, Jack Hermansson in at UFC Fight Night 119 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-09-04.
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- Marcelo Barone (2017-11-24). "Marreta seeks fourth straight win against Anthony Smith at UFC Belem". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2017-11-24. (in Portuguese)
- "UFC Fight Night 125 results: Thiago 'Marreta' Santos liver kick shuts down gritty Anthony Smith in thriller". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-04. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
- "UFC Fight Night 125 bonuses: Valentina Shevchenko's domination among night's winners". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-04. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
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- "UFC Fight Night 128 results: David Branch gets big KO win over Thiago 'Marreta' Santos". MMAjunkie. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
- "PENICK: 2015 Mid-Year MMA Awards - Knockout of the Year (So Far)".
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