Thales beats Lister in Canada

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After having grown accustomed to winning, Thales Leites dropped two fights in a row. After losing his challenge to Anderson Silva’s title, in the UFC, the Jiu-Jitsu black belt ended up coming short again, in a contentious decision to Alessio Sakara. The second setback spelt Thales’ exit from the organization.

But this Friday the 4th, in Canada, the Brazilian returned to his winning ways. In the first of his two-fight contract with Maximum Fighting Championship, the country’s biggest event, Thales faced the rugged Dean Lister, another former UFC fighter who, like Thales, is a ground specialist – and ADCC champion in 2003 and 2005.

Thales against Marquardt in the UFC. Photo: Josh Hedges

Thales against Marquardt in the UFC. Photo: Josh Hedges

After the three-round dispute, Thales overcame the American by unanimous judges’ decision. It was the Brazilian’s 15th win in his 18-fight career.

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