Tom Watson vs Thales Leites Added to UFC 163

Tom Watson


Tom Watson

  • 16-5 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Stanislav Nedkov, Murilo Rua, Jack Marshman

Thales Leites


Thales Leites

  • 20-4 MMA / 5-3 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Nate Marquardt, Jesse Taylor, Tor Troeng


UFC 163

August 3rd, 2013

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

HSBC Arena


UK fighter, Tom Watson earned his first win inside the octagon with a second round TKO victory over Stanislav Nedkov at UFC on Fuel TV 7. He previously came up short in his promotional debut, losing a split decision to Brad Tavares in September of last year. 

Former middleweight title contender, Thales Leites returns to the UFC after nearly a four-year absence from the promotion. He was released in August of 2009 and has since amassed a 6-1 record in the regional circuit, including a current three-fight win streak. Most recently, Leites defeated Matt Horwich by second round submission at a Amazon Forest Combat event in Brazil.


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