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Thales Leites Rejoins UFC

Former UFC middleweight contender Thales Leites is back with the promotion. According to Globo, the 31-year-old Brazilian is looking to land a spot on UFC 163.

Riding four straight wins, Leites had lost to champion Anderson Silva at UFC 97. It was followed with a split-decision loss to Alessio Sakara and a release.

He went 6-1 since that summer 2009 release. Two of those wins came out of MFC against Dean Lister and Jesse Taylor.

Leites’ profile has been added to the official roster page.