Thales Leites got back on the winning side of things at UFC Fight Night 108, defeating Sam Alvey by way of decision.
With the victory now behind him, the Brazilian fighter wants a rematch with Krzysztof Jotko.
“I won’t lie, I would like a rematch with Krzysztof Jotko, who (beat) me in my last fight,” Leites told MMA Junkie. “Of course the victory was all his credit, but I want to do it again. I want to fight with him again. I know he has a fight coming up, a tough fight coming up (with David Branch at UFC 211), but maybe in the future.”
Jotko defeated Leites by unanimous decision back at UFC Fight Night 100, it was the last time Leites suffered a defeat under the UFC banner.
Leites is currently in his second stint with the UFC, but he would like the world to know that he is still on top of his game.
“It means a lot for me, of course, but it shows not only to me, but to the world, to the UFC, that I’m still in the game,” Leites said. “I won over a guy who (came) with four straight wins. My goal now is, of course, take a rest and come back.”
Besides the loss to Jotko, the only other defeats that Leites has suffered since returning to the UFC came to current middleweight champion Michael Bisping and to Gegard Mousasi.