Thiago Santos

Thiago Santos 2021: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Thiago Santos is one of the best fighters in the UFC. As of September 2021, the former middleweight staple sits at #5 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings. He put together an impressive 7-1 record before inking a deal with the UFC.

Thiago Santos: UFC Career

The Brazilian fighter made his UFC debut in the year 2013. In his first fight at UFC 163, he suffered a submission loss to Cezar Ferreira. Later on, he defeated fighters like Andy Enz, Kevin Holland, Jack Marshman, Gerald Meerschaert, Jack Hermansson, and Anthony Smith.


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In his fight against the then-future UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz, he claimed a third-round T/KO victory. The UFC awarded him the 'Performance of the Night' bonus for this magnificent victory.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 05: Thiago Santos of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC 235 weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on July 5, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

After suffering a split decision defeat to Jon Jones at UFC 239, 'Marreta' has been on a slump. He lost to Glover Teixeira via rear-naked choke submission in 2020. Later, in 2021, Aleksandar Rakic beat him via a unanimous decision.

Now, he will aim to turn his 3-fight skid in his upcoming bout against another top UFC light heavyweight contender in Johnny Walker on October 2, 2021, at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Walker.

He holds a record of 13-8 in his UFC career.

Thiago Santos: Fighting Style

Given Santos' record, he is a striker who doesn't like taking his opponents down and looking for a submission. However, he isn't one to strike with reckless abandon. 'Marreta' has absorbed just 2.33 strikes per minute in the UFC and has a 55% strike defense.

Thiago Santos: Achievements

The 'Marreta' holds a proud record of 21-9-0 in his MMA career. Furthermore, per his UFC profile, the 37-year-old has a black belt in Muay Thai, a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and a Green rope in Capoeira. Apart from that, he has received four 'Performance of the Night' and two 'Fight of the Night' awards in the UFC.

Thiago Santos: Net Worth and Salary

As of 2021, Santos has an estimated net worth of over $1.5 million, according to First Sportz. He has earned approximately over $2,004,600 in his UFC career, as per The Sports Daily. His biggest paycheck ($380,000) came from his UFC light heavyweight title clash against Jon Jones in 2019.


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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 04: (L-R) Jon Jones and Thiago Santos of Brazil pose for the media during the UFC 239 Ultimate Media Day at T-Mobile Arena on July 4, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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ResidenceRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Trains AtRicardo Almeida / Valor MMA
Leg Reach42.5"
MMA Record21-9-0
Active Win Streak 0
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Weight/Division205 lbs / Light Heavyweight
Marital Status / Partner NameEngaged / Yana Kunitskaya
KidsOne (Hiago)