The black belt in judo and former Strikeforce light-Hw champion Gegard Mousasi entered this fight with a pro mma record of 37-6-2 (84% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.7 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Luke Rockhold). He fought three times last year beating Dan Henderson (=Henderson vs Mousasi) and Costas Philippou (=Mousasi vs Philippou), but then he lost to Uriah Hall (=Mousasi vs Hall).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Thales Leites, has a record of 25-5-0 (72% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.11 in the same weight class. He fought twice in 2015 winning over Tim Boetsch (=Boetsch vs Leites) but then he was defeated by Michael Bisping (via split decision, Bisping vs Leites). Mousasi vs Leites is on the undercard of Anderson Silva vs Michael Bisping – UFC Fight Night 84. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 84: Silva vs Bisping
Where: O2 Arena, London, England, UK
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
Mousasi’s previous fight: Gegard Mousasi vs Uriah Hall
Leites’ previous fight: Michael Bisping vs Thales Leites
Mousasi’s next fight: Gegard Mousasi vs Thiago Santos
Leites’ next fight: Thales Leites vs Chris Camozzi
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