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Paulo Thiago Alencar Artunes (born January 25, 1981 in Brazil) is a Brazilian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and a member of BOPE (Batalhão de Operações Especiais), the elite special police force in Brazil. Thiago is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, fighting in their welterweight division. Thiago is often ranked among the top ten welterweights in the world by leading mixed martial arts publications. MMA Weekly currently ranks him at No. 6, whilst Sherdog currently ranks him at No. 5.

Mixed martial artsEdit

Paulo made his professional debut at Storm Samurai 8 in 2005. He fought Ricardo Petrucio and won the fight via submission in round three. His next three fights came on the same night almost a year after his debut. Paulo competed in the Grand Prix Planaltina, winning all three of his fights and became the tournament winner. Paulo finished all three of the fights by submission. After two more victories, Paulo was signed by Jungle Fights MMA. Paulo won four fights for the promotion before being signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championships.[1]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Paulo never signed a contract before his fight against Koscheck, he was only able to acquire a tryout.[2] Paulo made his UFC debut on February 21, 2009, scoring an upset victory over top contender Josh Koscheck at UFC 95. During the fight, commentator Joe Rogan commented that Thiago's striking looked inferior to Koscheck's. However, Thiago won the fight by KO, with a flush right uppercut and a left hook. The referee stopped the fight before Thiago could pounce on him. Koscheck immediately rose and argued that he was still alert and able to defend himself. Further review of the replay shows Koscheck's eyes roll back as he falls down, giving merit to the stoppage. At the post-fight conference, Dana White confirmed that Thiago had won the Knockout of the Night award.

Thiago had his second fight in the UFC, fighting against welterweight contender and Koscheck teammate Jon Fitch. The fight took place at UFC 100. This was Thiago's first fight in the United States and he lost via unanimous decision. This fight was delayed until after the main event due to time constraints.

He then defeated UFC newcomer Jacob Volkmann at UFC 106 via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27). The fight originally was set to be on the undercard but after a fight was cancelled at last minute, Paulo's fight was bumped up to main card.

In Paulo's fourth outing in the UFC octagon, he was set to have a rematch against Josh Koscheck at UFC 109.[3] However, Koscheck pulled out of the bout after an undisclosed injury.[4] Koscheck was replaced by AKA team-mate Mike Swick.[5] Thiago won via submission (d'arce choke) in the second round and earned his second UFC fight bonus with the win. By defeating Swick, Thiago took his record against AKA members to two wins and one loss.

Thiago is expected to face Martin Kampmann on June 12, 2010 at UFC 115.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Paulo was born and raised in Brazil. Besides being a mixed martial artist Paulo is also a member of BOPE (Batalhão de Operações Especiais), the elite special police force in Brazil, based in Brasília.

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Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Denmark flag Martin Kampmann UFC 115 02010-
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June 12, 2010
Canada flag Vancouver, Canada
Win United States flag Mike Swick Technical Submission (D'Arce Choke) UFC 109: Relentless 02010-
February
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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February 6, 2010
2 1:54 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada
Submission of the Night
Win United States flag Jacob Volkmann Decision (Unanimous) UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2 02009-
November
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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November 21, 2009
3 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss United States flag Jon Fitch Decision (Unanimous) UFC 100 02009-
July
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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July 11, 2009
3 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada
Win United States flag Josh Koscheck KO (Uppercut) UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson 02009-
February
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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February 21, 2009
1 3:29 England flag London, England
Knockout of the Night
Win Brazil flag Luiz Dutra Jr. TKO (Injury) Jungle Fight 11 02008-
September
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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September 13, 2008
1 0:40 Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 22px Ferrid Kheder Decision (Unanimous) Jungle Fight 10 02008-
July
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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July 12, 2008
3 5:00 Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win Brazil flag Paulo Cavera Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Jungle Fight 9: Warriors 02008-
May
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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May 31, 2008
1 N/A Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win Brazil flag Leonardo Pecanha Decision (Unanimous) Jungle Fight 8 02008-
April
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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April 6, 2008
3 5:00 Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win Brazil flag Fernando Bettaga Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Capital Fight 02007-
December
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December 14, 2007
1 2:02 Brazil flag Brasilia, Brazil
Win Brazil flag Frank Carelli Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Conquista Fights 3 02007-
May
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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May 12, 2007
2 0:37 Brazil flag Brazil
Win Brazil flag Igor Pakoto Submission (Anaconda Choke) Grand Prix Planaltina 02006-
October
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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October 13, 2006
1 1:06 Brazil flag Planaltina, Brazil
Win Brazil flag Diogo Almeida Submission (Guillotine Choke) Grand Prix Planaltina 02006-
October
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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October 13, 2006
3 1:21 Brazil flag Planaltina, Brazil
Win Brazil flag Marcone Marcone Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) Grand Prix Planaltina 02006-
October
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
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October 13, 2006
3 1:31 Brazil flag Planaltina, Brazil
Win Brazil flag Ricardo Petrucio Submission (Triangle Choke) Storm Samurai 8 02005-
July
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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July 2, 2005
3 1:36 Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

ReferencesEdit

  1. Report: Koscheck set to face newcomer Thiago at UFC 95. cbssports.com. Retrieved on 2010-02-23.
  2. Paulo Thiago Gets a Tryout at UFC 95, Not a Contract. cagepotato.com. Retrieved on 2010-02-23.
  3. Josh Koscheck vs. Paulo Thiago II Being Targeted for UFC 109 in February. mmafighting.com. Retrieved on 2010-02-23.
  4. Phil Davis vs. Brian Stann added to UFC 109; Josh Koscheck forced out (Updated). mmajunkie.com. Retrieved on 2010-02-23.
  5. Mike Swick Replaces Josh Koscheck, Will Face Paulo Thiago at UFC 109. mmafighting.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved on 2009-12-28.
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External linksEdit

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