Thiago Santos Biography

( 1984 - )
November 6, 2018
First published on:November 6, 2018
by Jorge

Facts of Thiago Santos

Date of Birth: 1984, January 7
Age: 35 years old
Birth Nation: Brazil
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch

Thiago Santos de Lima is Brazilian who is currently competing in Light Heavy Weight division of ultimate fighting championship (UFC).  He got entrance in UFC by competing on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2. 


According to 2018 stat, he is currently in 14th position in official UFC middleweight ranking.

Thiago Santos Early Life

Thiago Santos was born on January 7, 1984, in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. He is known with the name Marreta (the sledgehammer).  He is Brazilian by nationality and black by ethnicity.

Thiago Santos started his fighting career as MMA (mixed martial artist). In fact; Thiago Santos made his professional debut in MMA in October 2010. Before starting MMA, he trained in Capoeira and was Brazilian army Paratrooper for eight years.

Thiago Santos Professional Career

In March 2013, Thiago Santos was a part of the cast of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2.  Santos defeated Gil Freitas in the opening round of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2. Later in the elimination round, he faced Pedro Iriê and won by unanimous decision.

Thiago Santos was signed to a contract by UFC and made his debut on August 3, 2013, at UFC 163 against the winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, “Cezar Ferreira”. He lost the fight via submission in the first round.

CAPTION: Thiago Santos ready for the fight with Ronny Markers SOURCE:

He won his second fight via TKO in the first round where he faced Ronny Markes on March 23, 2014. Later on June 27, 2015, Santos faced promotional newcomer Steve Bosse at UFC Fight Night 70, where won the fight by knockout in the first round and earned a Performance of the Night bonus.

Santos faced Jack Marshman on February 19, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 105 and won the fight via TKO in the second round due to the combination of a spinning heel kick and punches, which made him earn another performance of the night bonus award.

On February 3, 2018, at UFC Fight Night  125, he won the fight via technical knockout in round two where he faced Anthony  Smith. This win made him earn his 1st Fight of the night bonus.

CAPTION: Thiago Santos, Jimi Manuwa SOURCE:

Thiago Santos is scheduled to face Jimi Manuwa on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231.

His MMA Record:

Total 25
Wins 19
By knockout 13
By submission 1
By decision 5
Losses 6
By knockout 3
By submission 2
By decision 1

Thiago Santos Personal Life

Thiago Santos is believed to be married and has a son. He has also posted the photo of his son on his Instagram but has never talked about his wife.

 He is 6 feet 2 inch tall and has a weight of 92.4kg.

Thiago Santos Net worth And Income

Thiago Santos net worth for 2018, estimated earnings, and income are currently under review but some source claim that Thiago’s earning is estimated to be $1,062,600. It is believed that his income and net worth is increasing significantly in recent time.

He has been scheduled to fight with Jimi Manuwa on December 8, 2018, who earned about $120 thousand at UFC 214.

Santos has an endorsement deal with Venum, which manufactures UFC apparels and equipment. He also keeps posting the products on his Instagram. He might be earning good with the deal.

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