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#3 Women's Flyweight Division

#13 PFP


Taila Santos

Women's Flyweight Division

19-2-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Taila Santos

athlete record


Learn more about Taila Santos' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil
Fighting style
Muay Thai
Octagon Debut
Feb. 02, 2019
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2013
  • 10 wins by KO, three by submission (RNC, keylock, undisclosed submission)
  • 12 first round finishes
  • Has won four of her last five
  • Four wins in 1:06 or less


UFC History

UFC 275 (6/11/22) Santos lost a five round split decision to Valentina Shevchenko in a fight for the UFC women's flyweight championship
UFC Fight Night (11/20/21) Santos submitted Joanne Wood via rear-naked choke at 4:49 of the first round
UFC 266 (9/25/21) Santos won a three round unanimous decision over Roxanne Modafferi
UFC Fight Night (12/19/20) Santos won a three round unanimous decision over Gillian Robertson
UFC on ESPN (7/15/20) Santos won a three round unanimous decision over Molly McCann
UFC Fight Night (2/2/19) Santos lost a three round split decision to Mara Romero Borella

Dana White's Contender Series, Brazil
Episode two (8/11/18) Santos won a three round unanimous decision over Estefani Almeida



When and why did you start training for fighting? Her father is a Muay Thai coach - but she only started training at age 16. Before, during childhood, she liked to play soccer with the boys in the street, in Jaraguá do Sul, where she lived. As soon as she started training Muay Thai, her father enrolled her in a championship at Chute Boxe of Curitiba. Taila went and won the fight. Soon, Taila started to train Jiu-Jitsu and her father organized a MMA fight so that Taila could debut in the sport. She went and won again. After that, her father contacted Marcelo Brigadeiro to organize the trip from Taila to Astra Fight, in Balneário Camboriú, where she lives today.
What ranks and titles have you held? Aspera FC champion, Belt of Muay Thai Catarinense and Paranaense Free Style, Catarinense Boxing Belt Category 61Kg.
Do you have any heroes? God
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The realization of a dream and the possibility of changing my life and my family’s life.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Blue belt in BJJ