Thales Leites’ UFC return was only made better thanks to the fans in attendance. With their encouragement, Leites was able to take the decision over Tom Watson at UFC 163.
“That was crucial,” said Leites to TATAME. “This fight was important and my friends knew it. I felt the crowd and knew it was important.”
Following his first run for the UFC, which saw Leites drop a middleweight title fight, he needed six wins before the UFC took notice. The win against Watson was his first fight since March of last year and makes him 21-4.
There is no return information since Leites took the win out of Brazil’s HSBC Arena.