Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST

Former title challenger Thales Leites returns against Tom Watson at UFC 163

Print  
Posted By Message

Budgellism

Raptors Fan

Budgellism Avatar
14
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:13,750
Career:2,766-1,590
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,783
After a four-year absence, Thales Leites (20-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) is once again a UFC fighter.

The onetime middleweight title challenger is slated to return to the octagon at UFC 163 against up-and-comer Tom Watson (16-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC), according to UFC officials, who confirmed the matchup to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following a report on Tatame.

UFC 163 takes place Aug. 3 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The event's pay-per-view main card includes a featherweight title headliner between champion Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis. Preliminary-card bouts serve on FX and Facebook. It's unknown whether Leites vs. Watson will serve on the main card or prelims.

LINK

_______________________________________

Post #1   5/30/13 8:15:42PM   

sparky

AV BET Record: 40-9

sparky Avatar
19
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,700
Career:2,736-1,506
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Team Fry Guy
Chips:
1,052
I'm a bit surprised to see Thales back in the octagon

Post #2   5/30/13 9:00:57PM   

bakersfield6969

Learning to Sprawl

bakersfield6969 Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:42
Career:1,140-670
Joined:Mar 2011
Camp: Frontline
Chips:
6

Posted by sparky

I'm a bit surprised to see Thales back in the octagon




I don't see why you are surprised he was 7-1 outside the UFC and his only loss he avenged. With that said Leites wins by UD

Post #3   5/30/13 9:36:43PM   

FastKnockout

$ Impin' Ain't Easy $

FastKnockout Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:12,606
Career:1,722-963
Joined:Sep 2010
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,672
Not sure what to think about Leites. Haven't kept up with him since he left the UFC.

Post #4   5/30/13 9:37:50PM   

tallica62

MMA Sensei

tallica62 Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,061
Career:1,976-1,224
Joined:Jun 2007
Camp: Playground Bullies
Chips:
153
He dropped off the radar so fast after his uneventful title showing

Post #5   5/30/13 9:44:42PM   

sbulldavid

Heavyweight Champ

sbulldavid Avatar
3


 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,601
Career:1,400-821
Joined:Mar 2008
Camp: Playground Legends
Chips:
364
He's improved the couple times I've watched he looks much more competitive

Post #6   5/30/13 11:54:27PM