Thiago Moises says what brought him to MMA
Brazilian prospect Thiago Moises (12-3) has started his MMA career relatively recently but has already achieved some success. It took this fighter from American Top Team just a few years to push his way to the top level of MMA.
Passing through RFA and LFA promotions, Moises received a chance to show his worth at the Dana White’s “Contender” Series. He took the chance and knocked out Gleidson Moraes in the first round. The Brazilian fighter’s performance impressed Dana White so much he gave him the UFC deal right away.
We contacted Thiago Moises and the 24-year-old fighter told us how he started his journey into the mixed martial arts.
“My first fight was at 17 years old,” Moises says. “But I started doing Jiu Jitsu when I was 8. It was natural for me. I started competing in Jiu Jitsu when I was 8. Then I started to kickbox at 11 and then I started to compete at kickboxing at 13. Then I went to a mature MMA like at 15. At 17 I did my first pro fight and here I am now.”
“What made me to the fight game was because my father was a fighter and he was a kickbox coach, so it was natural for me to just play at home, you know, go to the gym with him. So, that’s why I got involved into the fight business.”
Even though Thiago Moises lost his debut UFC fight to more experienced Beneil Dariush, he returned to a winning streak in his next fight. At the UFC 237 in Brazil he defeated Kurt Holobaugh by unanimous decision.