thales leites

November 23rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to Sao Paulo, Brazil for UFC Fight Night 100 and produced a night of exciting action. Now that we have the scraps in our rear-view mirror, let’s take a look at some potential matchups featuring a few of the competitors from the evening… Thomas Almeida vs. Johnny Eduardo Almeida…

December 28th, 2015
James Lynch

Report: Gegard Mousasi vs. Thales Leites set UFC London’s co-main event Mousasi posted a photo on Facebook Sunday suggesting that he’ll be fighting Thales Leites in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Bisping on Feb. 27 in London. That photo has since been deleted, however Leites’ camp confirmed with MMAFighting that the fight is in fact happening. UFC…

July 19th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 72 was the UFC’s fourth event in a seven-day span, so you can forgive fans for not giving this card much attention in the lead-up to it. Yes, it was the UFC’s first show in Scotland, but with so many other shows happening in the last week, it kind of got lost in…

July 19th, 2015
Adam Martin.

These were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC Fight Night 72. The Surprises Evan Dunham — The biggest upset on the whole card came in the co-main event as Dunham outgrappled Ross Pearson to win a decision. It wasn’t the prettiest fight, but Dunham had a smart gameplan and deserved to…

July 19th, 2015
Adam Martin.

This is a sample of some of the UFC Fight Night 72 prop bets that cashed big for bettors. To bet on props like these in the future, go to the ‘Props’ section under ‘Fighting’ at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Michael Bisping wins by split or majority decision (+1060) The main event of the evening was a tightly-contested…

July 17th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 72 is a five-round middleweight bout between Thales Leites and Michael Bisping. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Bisping is a -115 favorite (bet $115 to win $100) while Leites is a -105 underdog (bet $105 to win $100). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Bisping at…

July 17th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC Fight Night 72: “Bisping vs Leites” takes place today (Friday, July 17, 2015) from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The event is headlined by a middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and Thales Leites. UFC Fight Night 72 Weigh-in Stream:  UFC Fight Night 72 Weigh-in Results:  Main Card 185…

July 16th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 72 Date: July 18, 2015 Arena: The SSE Hydro City: Glasgow, Scotland, UK Middleweight bout: Michael Bisping (-115) vs Thales Leites (-105) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC Fight Night 72 in Glasgow will be a five round middleweight contest between England’s Michael “The Count” Bisping and Brazil’s Thales Leites. Bisping…

July 16th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes and Kountermove. Our UFC Fight Night 72 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. –…

July 13th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Just a week after Conor McGregor became the first UFC champion to ever hail from the British Isles, the promotion will return to the region (albeit a different nation) for UFC Fight Night 72. The man once thought to be the area’s best chance at a UFC title, Michael Bisping, will headline Scotland’s first UFC…

July 3rd, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 72: Bisping vs. Leites Date: July 18, 2015 Location: Glasgow, Scotland Venue: SSE Hydro Broadcast: FS1 UFC Middleweight Contender Michael Bisping The brash Michael Bisping (26-7) always has something to say, and after winning season two of The Ultimate Fighter and going 16-7 in UFC, he’s backed up his talk for the most part….

May 26th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main and co-main events for UFC Fight Night 72, which goes down July 18 at SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, have been announced, and they’re solid. Here are my initial thoughts on them. Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites A middleweight contest between Michael Bisping and Thales Leites will headline UFC Fight Night 72. This…

January 28th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC 183 Date: January 31, 2015 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV Welterweight bout: Thales Leites (-475) vs Tim Boetsch (+380) Fight Breakdown: The UFC 183 main card will be featuring a middleweight contest between a pair of veterans in the form of Thales Leites and Tim Boetsch, with Leites being a…

August 25th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 48 and UFC Fight Night 49 taking place this past weekend, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Brad Taschuk (@BradTaschuk) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after nearly every UFC event. As always, we only show changes…

August 24th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 67, Adam is back from his 3-week vacation! So he and myself (@LynchOnSports) welcome MFC bantamweight champion Anthony Birchack who makes his UFC debut this Saturday against Joe Soto at UFC 177. In addition we’re joined by Carlin Bardsley again who breaks down the Big Three & The Parting Shot with us tonight. The…

August 24th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Although it took a while for the ball to get rolling on Saturday, by the end of the day the marathon of MMA almost seemed worth it. UFC Fight Night 49 in Tulsa finished with four consecutive TKOs, as the fighters must have sensed the restlessness growing amongst their audience to have 10 hours of…

July 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were booked yesterday and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on all of them. Ilir Latifi vs. Chris Dempsey, UFC Fight Night 46 Due to an injury to Tom Lawlor, Chris Dempsey has been called upon to make his UFC debut and he will do…

April 9th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC Fight Night 39 is a middleweight bout between Thales Leites and Trevor “Hot Sauce” Smith. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Leites as a -460 favorite (bet $460 to win $100) while Smith is a +365 underdog (bet $100 to win $365). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas…

April 8th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 39 Date: April 11, 2014 Arena: DU Arena City: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Middleweight bout: Thales Leites (-440) vs Trevor “Hot Sauce” Smith (+350) Fight Breakdown: The UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi preliminary card will feature a middleweight contest between former UFC middleweight title challenger Thales Leites and Strikeforce…

April 6th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 47 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome newly signed Titan FC heavyweight Kalib Starnes (@kalibstarnes) to discuss his upcoming fight against Dave Herman at Titan FC 28 on April 25th. The Big Three 1) Holly Holm wins Legacy 135lb title — should UFC sign her now? 2) Josh Burkman re-signs…

February 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC today announced a number of new bouts for the UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira vs. Nelson card, which takes place April 11, 2014 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The previously announced bouts, many of which I have given my thoughts on in previous editions of MMA Odds and Ends,…

November 16th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC 167 Date: November 15, 2013 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, N.V. Gabe Killian’s UFC 167 ‘Submission of the Night’ Prop Bets UFC 167 is live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena from Las Vegas, N.V. tonight! The 12-fight card will feature many exciting fights, and almost certainly plenty of finishes. UFC…

October 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC announced a number of new matchups last night, so let’s take a look at them this morning as I briefly break them all down in today’s MMA Odds and Ends. Ed Herman vs. Thales Leites, UFC 167 The first new fight announcement is a middleweight bout at UFC 167 between Ed Herman and Thales…

August 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

After every UFC event I love to look back at all the prop bet lines and see which of them cashed, and many times some of the props you never thought would cash do. Here’s a list of five crazy UFC 163 prop bets that cashed big, based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Anthony…

August 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

The official weigh-ins for UFC 163 took place today, and out of the 24 fighters scheduled to appears on tomorrow night’s card, 23 of them made weight. The lone fighter to miss weight was flyweight John Lineker, who weighed in at 129 pounds for his flyweight bout against Jose Tome, a fight that is scheduled…

August 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 163:  August 3, 2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo (-505) Profile: The best featherweight MMA fighter the world has ever seen, UFC champion Jose Aldo (22-1) has no peer. His ferocious leg kicks, superlative takedown defense and incredible MMA skills translate into someone who was last defeated seven years ago and has…

August 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 163:  August 3, 2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil UFC Light Heavyweight Lyoto Machida (-280) Profile: Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (19-3) showed his championship form after losing three of his previous four bouts by crushing Ryan Bader with a second-round knockout at UFC on FOX 4 on August 4, 2012. Machida had suffered all three of his career losses since winning…

August 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 163:  August 3, 2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil UFC Middleweight Cezar Ferreira (-430) Profile: Vitor Belfort’s first pick and the second selection overall on Brazil’s inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter, Cezar Ferreira (4-2) was expected to be in the finals fighting for the coveted title, and he has lived up to expectations and looks…

August 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 163:  August 3, 2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil UFC Middleweight Thales Leites (-140) Profile: Thales Leites (20-4) is no stranger to the UFC, fighting his way up to Anderson Silva in a bid for the middleweight title at UFC 97, which created one of the weirdest and worst matches in modern memory. Rather than dwell on…

August 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 163:  August 3, 2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil UFC Flyweight John Lineker (-350) Profile: John Lineker (21-6) boasts an impressive arsenal of weapons for only being 23-years-old. The Brazilian has made a decent impact on the UFC flyweight division, where he currently resides at the #8 position on the official rankings, mostly due to his heavy hands…

July 29th, 2013
Adam Martin.

There wasn’t much in the way of breaking MMA news today, so instead of giving a rundown of the day’s headlines and new fight announcements like I typically do, I’ll instead analyze the new betting lines that were today released at 5Dimes Sportsbook for the upcoming UFC 163 and Bellator 97 cards. I’ll start with…

May 30th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Four new UFC fights were announced today, with the most notable one being a lightweight bout between Edson Barboza and Rafaello Oliveira, which is set to take place at UFC 162. Oliveira is a short-notice replacement for an injured John Makdessi, and he takes the fight on short notice coming off a long layoff as…

May 23rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC president Dana White today revealed to reporters that a middleweight bout between former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Yushin Okami is being targeted for a future event. The fight is intriguing in some ways, but it could turn out to be a huge stinker if Okami’s game plan is to push Souza…