Thiago
Tavares
23-5-1( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 16 fights.
Record: 23-5-1
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
714
40% Successful
286
Types of Successful Strikes
0
286
63% Standing
27%
181
27
78
Striking Defense
63
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
85
40% Successful
34
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
15
28
5
Takedown Defense
65
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Nik Lentz
UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Saffiedine
Feb 14, 2015
-- -- -- -- --
Thiago Tavares -- -- -- --
Win
Thiago Tavares Aug 16, 2014
18 2 1 2 R1 Submission
Robbie Peralta 0 0 0 0
Win
Thiago Tavares Nov 9, 2013
7 1 1 2 R1 Submission
Justin Salas 4 0 0 1
Loss
Thiago Tavares Jan 19, 2013
2 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Khabib Nurmagomedov 22 0 0 1
Win
Thiago Tavares Jan 14, 2012
50 2 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Sam Stout 45 0 0 0
Win
Thiago Tavares Aug 27, 2011
10 3 0 3 R2 KO/TKO
Spencer Fisher 3 0 0 0
Loss
Thiago Tavares Mar 3, 2011
22 1 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Shane Roller 26 0 0 0
Win
Thiago Tavares Sep 25, 2010
7 2 1 1 R1 Submission
Pat Audinwood 3 0 0 0
Draw
Thiago Tavares Jan 11, 2010
55 1 1 0 R3 Decision - Majority
Nik Lentz 71 4 1 1
Win
Thiago Tavares Jan 31, 2009
27 3 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Manny Gamburyan 26 1 1 0
Loss
Kurt Pellegrino Sep 6, 2008
61 1 1 5 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Thiago Tavares 18 1 0 0
Loss
Matt Wiman Jun 7, 2008
18 2 1 0 R2 KO/TKO
Thiago Tavares 13 1 3 0
Win
Thiago Tavares Jan 23, 2008
19 7 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Michihiro Omigawa 11 1 2 1
Loss
Tyson Griffin Sep 22, 2007
29 2 1 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Thiago Tavares 6 4 4 6
Win
Thiago Tavares Jun 12, 2007
11 2 2 6 R2 Submission
Jason Black 0 0 2 2
Win
Thiago Tavares Apr 5, 2007
21 4 2 7 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Naoyuki Kotani 12 1 1 2

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
Win
Pat Audinwood UFC® 119 MIR vs CRO COP

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