Taila Santos is a professional mixed martial arts fighter from Brazil. She fights in the Muay Thai style and in November 2022, she was listed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship as their No.12 pound-for-pound women’s fighter.

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Taila Santos was born on June 22, 1993, in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil. She currently resides in and fights out of Balneário Camboriú, Brazil. She has a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Santos stands 168 cm tall, her weight was last listed at 57 kg, and her reach is 173 cm long.

Height / weight 1.68 m / 57 kg
Born 22 Jun 1993
Nationality Brazil Brazil

She is part of the Astra Fight Team and she is associated with Team Taila Santos. She fights in the flyweight division. She started training when she was 16 years old since her father was a Muay Thai coach.


Santos turned pro in 2013. She went up against Josiane Nunes for the Striker’s House Cup. She won via Unanimous decision. Before she started playing for UFC in 2019, she played for Contender, Aspera FC, and XFC International.

Her first fight in the UFC was a loss against Mara Borella. It was held on February 2, 2019. In July 2020, she took on her second UFC opponent – Molly McCann. She won against McCann via Unanimous Decision.

In December 2020, won against Gillian Robertson. The match was refereed by Mark Smith. In November 2021, she had a main card right against Joanne Wood. She was awarded the UFC Fight Night Performance of the Night.

In July 2022, she lost to Valentina Shevchenko. She is next set to face off against Erin Blanchfield in February 2023.

Career Record

Total -21

  • Wins - 19
  • By knockout - 10
  • By submission - 3
  • By decision - 6

  • Losses - 2
  • By decision - 2

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