Thiago Santos - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Thiago
Santos
16-5-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 12 fights.
Record: 16-5-0
Summary: High kick

Fighter Info

Nickname: de Lima Marreta
From: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Fights Out Of: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Age: 33
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )
Reach 76"
Leg Reach 42"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
586
45% Successful
264
Types of Successful Strikes
0
264
52% Standing
19%
30%
136
50
78
Striking Defense
67
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
7
29% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
3
0
Takedown Defense
71
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Thiago Santos
Oct 28, 2017
28
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Thiago Santos
Jul 8, 2017
60
15
0
3
0
0
2
1
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Thiago Santos
Feb 19, 2017
6
27
0
1
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Loss
Thiago Santos
Sep 24, 2016
2
5
0
1
0
1
1
2
R1 Submission
Loss
Thiago Santos
Jul 9, 2016
21
5
2
0
0
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Thiago Santos
May 14, 2016
16
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Thiago Santos
Dec 10, 2015
28
52
1
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Thiago Santos
Jun 27, 2015
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Win
Thiago Santos
Jan 31, 2015
20
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Thiago Santos
Jul 5, 2014
42
44
1
0
1
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Thiago Santos
Mar 23, 2014
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Thiago Santos
Aug 3, 2013
3
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission

Biography

TRAINING:  My workouts are stronger in the morning, ranging from jiu-jitsu, submission wrestling, boxing and MMA. Three times a week I do physical preparation, and at night I do position and technical training. 

 When and why did you start training for fighting? After eight years in capoeira. I always liked sports, I saw capoeira, and it was close to home so I started training. Then I wanted something more aggressive and I migrated to pro Muay Thai and I really found myself.


What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time state champion in Muay Thai, weight class and absolute champion of jiu-jitsu interclub of Rio de Janeiro, Muay Thai black belt,  Jiu-Jitsu purple belt and Capoeira green rope.

Do you have any heroes? My dad is my hero for everything he did in life and for me. All I have is because of him, and his right way of being and acting has always been an example for me.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the realization of part of a dream. The only part missing is becoming the champion.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I made it up to the third administration period.

What was your job before you started fighting? Brazilian army paratrooper 

Favorite grappling technique: Double leg

Favorite striking technique: High kick

· Team Werdum member on TUF Brazil 2

 

· Pro since 2010

 

· 11 wins by KO/TKO, one by submission (RNC)

 

· Eight first round finishes

 

· Has won seven of his last nine

 

· Origin of nickname: “My master Philip gave me the nickname ‘Marreta’ due to all my wins by knockout.”

Career

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