UFC 85: Nate Marquardt vs. Thales Leites

marquardt vs. leites

marquardt vs. leites

According to GracieMag, Thales Leites will take on Nate Marquardt at UFC 85, June 7 from the O2 Arena in London, England.

The two were scheduled to meet at UFC 81, but Leites was forced to dropout after suffering a hand injury while training for the fight. MMA veteran Jeremy Horn replaced Leites with only a few days notice, but was quickly submitted by Marquardt with a sick guillotine choke early in the second round.

Here’s what Leites told the mag:

“After waiting for so long, he has been really well studied. I had already seen two of his fights before, I know he’s dangerous, experienced and really aggressive…He knows how to fight standing and on the ground, he’s a tough guy to take down and has a good guillotine.”


  1. tom

    March 12, 2008 at 1:06 am

    fuck yeah i want to see this fight

  2. Kash

    March 12, 2008 at 3:00 am

    Leites better not get hurt again because I want to see this too. I think Nate takes this if he can keep it standing most of the time.

  3. Nate Fury

    March 12, 2008 at 6:34 am

    Nate Marquardt will take this one. He really has improved since losing to Silva. He looked superb in his fight with Jeremy Horn. I was really hoping Horn would of won that fight to. Marquardt has and will continue to prove he is one of the best middleweights in the world and I would say he is in the top 3 in the UFC.

  4. ajones

    March 26, 2008 at 8:38 am

    nate has has a hybrid style of bjj/wrestiling mixed with boxing and russian sambo-he in the near future will hold the ufc crown-please all bow down before nate the great -www.highaltitudema.com

  5. danedrebin

    March 26, 2008 at 9:16 am

    you're right he so proved it getting demolished by anderson in less than a round

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