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Thales Leites cut by the UFC with record of 5-3

thalesleitesDecorated Brazilian grappler Thales Leites has been released from the UFC on the heels of his second straight loss for the promotion.

The news of Leites being cut first came in a report from AOL Fanhouse.

Leites fell under heavy criticism following his extremely lackluster performance in his title shot with Anderson Silva before recently losing another decision to Allesio Sakara at UFC 101 in unimpressive fashion. Although the bout with Sakara was much closer than the bout with Silva, it was the second that drew a chorus of boos for Thales.

A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt with a UFC record of 5-3, Leites would make a fantastic addition to any interested fight promotion in the market for top level middleweights.

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