Archive: Paulo Thiago

Nov 13, 2014 1:19 pm

Brandon Thatch vs. Stephen Thompson set for February UFC event in Colorado

A welterweight showdown between Brandon Thatch and Stephen Thompson will take place on February 14 at a yet to be named UFC Fight Night event in Broomfield, Colorado. UFC officials announced the booking earlier this afternoon. Brandon Thatch (11-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will be looking to extend his current win streak to eleven when he...

Oct 23, 2014 10:20 am

Paulo Thiago Released By UFC Following 2-7 Skid

After his latest string of losses, longtime UFC welterweight Paulo Thiago has been released by the promotion. The Brazilian made his promotional debut by knocking out, then top 3 welterweight, Josh Koscheck, in the very first round. In his latest nine UFC contests Thiago has won just two bouts.

Jul 29, 2014 3:41 pm

Sean Spencer Steps In For Injured Joe Riggs

Sean Spencer has stepped in to replace an injured Joe Riggs at UFC Fight Night 51 in Brazil, and will now face Paulo Thiago. Spencer is 2-2 in the UFC, and most recently dropped a close split decision loss to Alex Garcia back in March. The loss ended Spencer’s two fight win streak that saw...

Jul 24, 2014 6:50 pm

Mike Rhodes Injured, Joe Riggs Will Step In To Face Paulo Thiago At UFN 51

  Who’s ready for another throwback fighter to be re-signed by the UFC? Well, according to the Brazilian website, Globo, former UFC fighter and long-time MMA veteran Joe ‘Diesel’ Riggs will once again step into the octagon. The source claims that Mike Rhodes, who was scheduled to fight Paulo Thiago at UFC Fight Night 51:...


Jul 14, 2014 8:10 am

UFC Fight Night 51 Picks Up Four Bouts

UFC Fight Night 51, which takes place in Brazil has picked up four bouts as of today. Lukasz Sajewski (13-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Leonardo Santos (12-3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) Sergio Moraes (8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) Mike Rhodes (6-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) vs. Paulo Thiago (15-7 MMA, 5-7...

Jun 21, 2014 11:19 am

Paulo Thiago Gets New Four-Fight Deal, Shocks Fans And Critics

To the surprise of many, the UFC has opted to continue employing longtime welterweight fighter Paulo Thiago. According to reports coming out of Brazil, the special forces officer has inked a new four-fight deal that will keep him in action for the foreseeable future. The new deal comes as a shock to many, considering the...

May 31, 2014 6:04 pm

‘UFC: TUF Brazil 3 Finale’ Results: Umalatov Handily Defeats Thiago

Gasan Umalatov walked into the octagon this weekend as a +175 underdog and walked out with his hands raised when all was said and done. UFC veteran and favorite Paulo Thiago could not get any momentum going his way tonight and his frustration showed throughout the fight. Paulo Thiago looked decent when he would land...

May 31, 2014 4:47 pm

‘UFC: TUF Brazil 3 Finale’ Results: Abreu Makes Silva Tap Out in Round 2

Ricardo Abreu capped off the UFC Fight Pass Preliminary portion of tonight’s card with a textbook submission. Abreu was looking to finish the fight as soon as it started when he swung for the fences from the get-go. He landed a right hand that wobbled Wagner Silva and Abreu did a good job staying calm...

May 31, 2014 3:30 pm

‘UFC: Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale’ Results Thread

‘UFC: Ultimate Fighter Brazil Season 3’ took place on Saturday night and we saw two new Ultimate Fighters crowned! Couldn’t make it to a TV? Don’t worry! We have the results for you in this thread! Make BJPENN.COM your home for up to the minute updates and results. Main Card (Fox Sports 1) Stipe Miocic...

Mar 24, 2014 11:11 am

Paulo Thiago vs. Gasan Umalatov Booked For May 31 Event In Brazil

An interesting welterweight bout has been added to the UFC’s May 31 event in Brazil. According to UFC officials, Paulo Thiago and Gasan Umalatov have agreed to face off on the ‘Sonnen vs. Silva’ fight card in Sao Paulo. Thiago last saw action in a losing effort to Brandon Thatch at UFC Fight Night 32....

Oct 7, 2013 6:09 am

Siyar Bahadurzada vs. John Howard set for December’s UFC 168 event

A welterweight slug-fest has been added to December’s UFC 168 event in Las Vegas, as UFC officials announced that Siyar Bahadurzada (21-5-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will meet John Howard (21-8 MMA, 5-3 UFC) at the promotions year-end show. John Howard made his octagon return at the “UFC Fight Night 26” event in Boston, where he...

Sep 26, 2013 5:36 pm

Brandon Thatch vs. Paulo Thiago Added to UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson 2

UFC welterweight fighters, Brandon Thatch (pictured) and Paulo Thiago, will look to square off November 9 on the UFC Fight Night 32 card in Golania, Brazil.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC has added an exciting welterweight fight to the UFC Fight Night 32 card, pitting young prospect Brandon Thatch against veteran Paulo Thiago....

Sep 16, 2013 10:31 am

Thiago vs. Thatch added to UFC Fight Night 32

In just his second UFC fight, Brandon Thatch is getting a big bump up in competition. Thatch (10-1) will meet welterweight Paulo Thiago (15-5) at “UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson.” Thiago confirmed the bout via Twitter. UFC Fight Night 32 takes place Nov. 9 at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil. FOX Sports...

Aug 22, 2013 1:58 pm

Mark Bocek out, Jesse Ronson in against Michel Prazeres at UFC 165

Mark Bocek (11-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) has been forced out of his scheduled UFC 165 fight with Michel Prazeres (16-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) due to an injury. Replacing Bocek will be fellow Canadian and promotional newcomer Jesse “The Body Snatcher” Ronson (13-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC). The London Free Press was first to report the news,...

Jun 18, 2013 10:37 am

Mike Swick eyes return to middleweight division

It wasn’t THAT long ago when UFC veteran Mike “Quick” Swick (15-5 MMA, 10-4 UFC) found himself perhaps just one victory away from challenging for the UFC’s middleweight title. After defeating David Loiseau in September of 2006, Mike Swick was then tasked with battling Japanese juggernaut Yushin Okami at UFC 69. After being smothered for...

Jun 4, 2013 9:51 am

Paulo Thiago vs. Kelvin Gastelum Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 #2

  A welterweight fight between Paulo Thiago (15-5) and TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum (6-0) has been scheduled for the UFC on FOX Sports 1 #2 show on August 28th at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Thiago is 2-4 in his last six, winning his last fight against a promotional newcomer at UFC...

May 18, 2013 1:23 pm

UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold Preliminary Card Play-By-Play

  The UFC on FX 8 prelims start tonight at 6 p.m. ET and 3 p.m. PT on FUEL TV all leading up to the main event between former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort and former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold. For those who can not watch the live broadcast of tonight’s FUEL TV preliminary...

Apr 22, 2013 10:04 am

Benoist Out, Prazeres in against Paulo Thiago at UFC on FX 8

With less than one month to his 10th appearance inside the UFC’s Octagon, Paulo Thiago has been forced to prepare for a different opponent. Lance Benoist, his original foe, has withdrawn from the bout with an undisclosed injury, being replaced by newcomer Michel “Trator” dos Prazeres at UFC on FX 8, as first reported by...

Mar 1, 2013 2:30 pm

Thiago, Benoist added to UFC on FX 8 in Brazil | UFC NEWS

UFC on FX 8 in Brazil just added two welterweights with plenty to gain. Paulo Thiago (14-5) and Lance Benoist (6-2) are the latest additions to UFC on FX 8, according to several published reports. And both welterweights could be fighting for their UFC lives. Thiago is 1-4 in his past five outings. He started...