Thiago
Tavares
23-6-1( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 4 Fight of the Night
1 Submission of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 16 fights.
Record: 23-6-1
Summary: very strong, good submissions, dangerous Muay Thai

Fighter Info

From: Florianopolis, Brazil Brazil
Fights Out Of: Florianopolis Brazil
Age: 30
Height: 5' 7" ( 170 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
808
40% Successful
325
Types of Successful Strikes
0
325
64% Standing
28%
207
28
90
Striking Defense
63
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
96
42% Successful
40
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
15
32
5
Takedown Defense
65
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
Thiago Tavares
Jun 6, 2015
39
41
6
0
0
1
4
2
R3 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Win
Thiago Tavares
Aug 16, 2014
18
0
2
0
1
0
2
0
R1 Submission
Performance of the Night
Win
Thiago Tavares
Nov 9, 2013
7
4
1
0
1
0
2
1
R1 Submission
Loss
Thiago Tavares
Jan 19, 2013
2
22
0
0
0
0
0
1
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Thiago Tavares
Jan 14, 2012
50
45
2
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Thiago Tavares
Aug 27, 2011
10
3
3
0
0
0
3
0
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Thiago Tavares
Mar 3, 2011
22
26
1
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Thiago Tavares
Sep 25, 2010
7
3
2
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
DRAW
Thiago Tavares
UFC Fight Night: Maynard vs Diaz
Jan 11, 2010
55
71
1
4
1
1
0
1
R3 Decision - Majority
Win
Thiago Tavares
Jan 31, 2009
27
26
3
1
0
1
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Thiago Tavares
Sep 6, 2008
61
18
1
1
1
0
5
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Loss
Thiago Tavares
Jun 7, 2008
18
13
2
1
1
3
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Win
Thiago Tavares
Michihiro Omigawa
Jan 23, 2008
19
11
7
1
0
2
1
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Thiago Tavares
Sep 22, 2007
29
6
2
4
1
4
0
6
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
Thiago Tavares
Jun 12, 2007
11
0
2
0
2
2
6
2
R2 Submission
Submission of the Night
Win
Thiago Tavares
Apr 5, 2007
21
12
4
1
2
1
7
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: I am training boxing seven times a week, Muay Thai five times a week and jiu-jitsu seven times.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in Judo when I was five. When I was nine I started to train Jiu-Jitsu because I always had this dream to become a lutador de vale-tudo. I used to watch Royce Gracie fights on television (UFC 1), and that became a target to reach for me.

What ranks and titles have you held? Dutch event title – It’s Showtime, the Rumble of Amsterdam GP, and the X-Treme Combat belt in Brazil. There are some more, but they are smaller events.

Do you have any heroes? My father

What is your favorite technique? Armbar

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
To fight in the UFC is a dream come true, but it’s not over, because I’ll be the UFC lightweight champion.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I studied law in the University.

What was your job before you started fighting?
I always studied and trained, and used to teach jiu-jitsu classes

•    Decision loss to Tyson Griffin was one of 2007’s best fights.

•    Versatile submission artist who has won fights via triangle choke, rear naked choke, guillotine choke, and heel hook.

•    Won Fight of the Night for bouts against Griffin, Wiman and Pellegrino.

•    11 wins by submission, two by KO

Career

Key Opponents

Tyson Griffin
Tyson Griffin
15-6-0
( W-L-D )
Spencer Fisher
Spencer Fisher
25-9-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Pat Audinwood UFC® 119 MIR vs CRO COP

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