UFC 163 – Thales Leites vs. Tom Watson Announced For August 3rd in Brazil

Former UFC title contender, Thales Leites is set to go head to head with former BAMMA champion, Tom Watson at the UFC 163 event set for August 3rd in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The UFC’s Twitter account released the news of the fight earlier tonight. It is thought verbal agreements are in place on both sides.

Leites holds an overall record of 20-4 including thirteen wins by way of submission. Among the notable names he’s beaten since being cut by the UFC are the likes of Matt Horwich, Jesse Taylor, and Jeremy Horn. Watson is 1-1 during his time with the UFC, dropping his octagon debut to Brad Taraves via split decision after a thrilling back-and-forth war, before delighting the fans again with a second round TKO win over Stanislav Nedkov just five months later.

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