, Santos faced Nate Marquardt on May 14, 2016, at UFC 198. , Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter (born 1984). As of September 29, 2020, he is #1 in the UFC Light Heavyweight rankings. , Santos faced promotional newcomer Kevin Holland on August 4, 2018, at UFC 227.  He lost the back-and-forth fight via split decision. , Santos was briefly linked to a bout with promotional newcomer Michał Materla on October 21, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 118. In the quarterfinals, he faced eventual season winner Leonardo Santos and lost via unanimous decision.  He lost the fight via submission in the first round.  This win earned him the Performance of the Night award and tied for most bout in a calendar year with 5. $50K, UFC 254 Prelims: Tai Tuivasa Resurfaces, Punches Out 6-foot-11 Jones expects there will be a rematch with Santos, Sonnen disagrees with judges awarding Jones win, Jones wishes he were more nervous ahead of UFC 239.  This win earned him the Fight of the Night award. 1 year ago. , Santos faced Jimi Manuwa on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231. UFC Fight Night 151.  He won the fight by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–27, and 29–27).  This win earned him the Performance of the Night award. He was the last pick when it came to the coaches' pick, ending up on Team Werdum. , Santos is in a relationship with fellow UFC athlete, Yana Kunitskaya. squares off with Donald By: Brian KnappHis career largely overshadowed by contemporaries like Anderson Silva and Rich Franklin, “Nate the Great” figures to be remembered as one of... By: Jay PettryThe Thiago Santos de Lima (born January 7, 1984) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Before joining The Ultimate Fighter, he had a record of 8 wins and only 1 loss. LHW was the premier division for years, *Gegard Mousasi Vs Douglas Lima: Who gets this fight?*. He made his debut on August 3, 2013, at UFC 163 against The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil winner Cezar Ferreira. Aldana. , Santos was scheduled to face Jimi Manuwa in a light heavyweight bout on September 22, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 137, replacing injured Glover Teixeira. Light heavyweight debut.  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.  He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Khabib's first conversation with DC since the fight, was how  Manuwa would also pull out of the bout on September 16, 2018 due to a torn hamstring and he was replaced by Eryk Anders. monitoring_string = "5eb5a0f65cbe346d74f978e14db1b00d" "Fight Card - UFC 175 Weidman vs. Machida", "Thiago Santos - Official UFC Fighter Profile", "Thiago Santos' unlikely rise, or the joy of being proven embarrassingly wrong", "TUF: Brazil 2 debuts on March 17 with Brazil's top 28 welterweights", "Steve Bosse scheduled to make UFC debut in June against Thiago Santos", "UFC Fight Night 70 results: Thiago Santos flattens Steve Bosse in 29 seconds", "UFC Fight Night Bonuses: Romero, Larkin, Ponzinibbio, and Santos pocket $50K Awards", "Elias Theodorou meets Thiago 'Marreta' Santos at UFC Fight Night 80", "UFC Fight Night 80 results: Thiago Santos dominates Elias Theodorou late", "Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago 'Marreta' Santos booked for UFC 198 in Brazil", "UFC 198 results: Thiago 'Marreta' Santos crumples Nate Marquardt with brutal flurry", "Report: With Brunson out, Thiago Santos fights Gegard Mousasi at UFC 200", "UFC 200 results: Gegard Mousasi crushes Thiago 'Marreta' Santos for first-round knockout", "Thiago 'Marreta' Santos vs. Eric Spiceley heads to UFC Fight Night 95 in Brasilia", "UFC Fight Night 95 results: Eric Spicely stuns Brasilia, submits 8-1 favorite Thiago 'Marreta' Santos", "Santos vs. Marshman set for UFC Halifax", "UFC Fight Night 105 Bonuses: Lewis, Browne, Felder, Santos pocket $50K", "Gerald Meerschaert meets Thiago 'Marreta' Santos at UFC 213 in Las Vegas", "UFC 213 results: Thiago 'Marreta' Santos pounds out Gerald Meerschaert, calls out Gegard Mousasi", "Thiago 'Marreta' Santos meets Polish veteran Michal Materla at UFC Gdansk", "Materia gives up fight against Thiago Marreta and renews contract with KSW", "Michał Materla out, Jack Hermansson in at UFC Fight Night 119 in Brazil", "UFC Fight Night 119 results: Thiago 'Marreta' Santos becomes first to TKO Jack Hermansson", "Marreta seeks fourth straight win against Anthony Smith at UFC Belem", "UFC Fight Night 125 results: Thiago 'Marreta' Santos liver kick shuts down gritty Anthony Smith in thriller", "UFC Fight Night 125 bonuses: Valentina Shevchenko's domination among night's winners", "Thiago Santos to fight David Branch at UFC Atlantic City", "UFC Fight Night 128 results: David Branch gets big KO win over Thiago 'Marreta' Santos", "DWCS 9 winner Kevin Holland gets call, meets Thiago 'Marreta' Santos at UFC 227", "UFC 227 results: Thiago 'Marreta' Santos downs creative newcomer Kevin Holland", "Jimi Manuwa vs. Thiago Santos Official for Sao Paulo • MMA News", "Jimi Manuwa injured, Eryk Anders steps in to face Thiago Santos in UFC Sao Paulo headliner", "UFC São Paulo Results: Santos vs Anders", "UFC Fight Night 137 bonuses: Charles Oliveira's submission record comes with extra cash", "Jimi Manuwa vs. Thiago 'Marreta' Santos, Eryk Anders vs. Elias Theodorou added to UFC 231", "UFC 231 results: Thiago Santos knocks out Jimi Manuwa in second round", "UFC 231 bonuses: Max Holloway earns double after dominant title defense", "Blachowicz vs. Santos added as 5 round bout to ESPN+ 3", "UFC Prague results: Thiago 'Marreta' Santos patient, then vicious, stops Jan Blachowicz in third", "UFC Prague bonuses: Stefan Struve's potential swan song among $50,000 awards", "UFC 239 Results: Jon Jones Takes Split Decision Over Injured Thiago Santos", "UFC 239 official scorecards: This was how close Jon Jones came to losing his title to Thiago Santos", "MRI Reveals Multiple Torn Ligaments in Thiago Santos' Left Knee After UFC 239 Bout", "Thiago Santos vs. Glover Teixeira is het Main Event voor UFC card op 12 september", "Glover Teixeira tests positive for COVID-19, fight against Thiago Santos rescheduled for UFC event on Oct. 3", "Thiago Santos tests positive for COVID-19, Oct. 3 fight against Glover Teixeira canceled", "Sources: Santos-Teixeira being finalized for Nov. 7", "Thiago Santos credits girlfriend Yana Kunitskaya for helping him recover after Jon Jones fight", "UFC 239 pre-event facts: Holly Holm can become UFC's oldest female champ", "PENICK: 2015 Mid-Year MMA Awards - 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In one of the occasional floods in his city, Santos' family lost their belongings and after a period of homelessness, they settled in the notorious neighborhood of Cidade de Deus.  In early childhood, he suffered from an undiagnosed disease that spawned growing cysts in his stomach, but which were surgically removed.  In turn, Santos was removed from the card and faced Jack Hermansson a week later at UFC Fight Night 119. , Santos faced Gerald Meerschaert on July 8, 2017, at UFC 213.  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. , Santos faced Anthony Smith on February 3, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 125. , Santos faced Elias Theodorou on December 10, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 80.  He won the fight via technical knockout in round two.  In a large upset, he lost the fight by submission in the first round. , Santos faced David Branch on April 21, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 128. Santos faced Uriah Hall at UFC 175. What's next for UFC 239 fighters, including Jones and Nunes. By: Tom FeelyLightweight action heroes will collide on Saturday, when Al Iaquinta UFC light heavyweight contender Thiago Santos might be the hardest puncher in his division today. A professional competitor since 2010, he gained entrance into the UFC by competing on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2. its 2018 campaign on Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri.  He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.  Santos defeated Anders via referee stoppage TKO when Anders failed to make it to his corner at the conclusion of round three. UFC 239: Jones vs Santos - The Quest for Domination Results UFC 239 Embedded: Episode 6 Date. 1 year ago. Khabib Nurmagomedov Renders Justin Gaethje Unconscious, Retires Despite not winning the show, Santos was signed to a contract by the UFC.  Despite the loss, Santos was the first fighter in MMA history to win a judge's scorecard against Jones. Santos faced promotional newcomer Steve Bossé on June 27, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 70. He won the fight via TKO in the first round. Makhachev... Khabib did not want to beat up Justin in front of his parents, Would Khabib lose your respect if he BROKE his word and came back Copyright: © 2020 ESPN Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. , Santos runs a non-profit organization that offers free mixed martial arts training for children coming from poor families. Tiago dos Santos e Silva official Sherdog mixed martial arts stats, photos, videos, breaking …  He lost the fight via knockout in round one. Not even Blachowicz and his "Legendary Polish Power" could withstand the …  In turn, on September 15, the bout was postponed again as Santos himself tested positive for the disease. Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog Thiago Santos is a Brazilian mixed martial arts … By: Brian KnappBellator MMA has uncovered a number of hidden gems in its 11-year existence, but few have shined brighter than its current women’s flyweight... By: Adam MartinThe , Before starting MMA, Santos trained in capoeira for eight years and was a Brazilian army paratrooper.
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