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"Marreta"

Thiago Santos

#2 Light Heavyweight Division • 21-8-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 0
    Fight Win Streak
  • 15
    Wins by Knockout
  • 1
    Wins by Submission
Striking accuracy 48% 48%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
642
Sig. Strikes Attempted
1346
Grappling accuracy 40% 40%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
5
Takedowns Attempted
20
4.44
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.19
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
0.83
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.10
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
57
%
Sig. Str. Defense
68
%
Takedown Defense
1.25
Knockdown Ratio
07:36
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
324 (50%)
Clinch
125 (19%)
Ground
193 (30%)

Sig. Str. by target

55% 356 Head 21% 136 Body 23% 150 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
15 (71%)
DEC
5 (24%)
SUB
1 (5%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Santos vs Teixeira

    Round
    3
    Time
    01:48
    Method
    SUB
  • Win

    Blachowicz vs Santos

    Round
    3
    Time
    0:39
    Method
    KO/TKO

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Trains at
Ricardo Almeida/Valor MMA
Fighting style
Striker
Age
36
Height
74.00
Weight
205.00
Octagon Debut
Aug. 04, 2013
Reach
76.00
Leg reach
42.50
Q & A

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

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 06: Thiago Silva of Brazil punches Jon Jones in their UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 239