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UFC Signs Jorge Santiago; Likely to Meet Brian Stann at UFC 130

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http://mmajunkie.com/news/22444/brian-stann-likely-to-meet-jorge-santiago-not-wanderlei-silva-at-ufc-130.mma

Jorge Santiago

– 23-8-0 MMA/ 7-1 Sengoku Record

– 2 Fight Winning Streak

– Notable Wins: Kazuo Misaki (x2), Mamed Khalidov, Jeremy Horn

Brian Stann

– 10-3-0 MMA/ 4-2 UFC Record

– 2 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Rodney Wallace, Steve Cantwell, Chris Leben

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Just a few days after his release from Sengoku, Jorge Santiago has found a new home in the UFC. Santiago is expected to meet Brian Stann on the Pay-Per-View main card portion of UFC 130. Stann has been rumored for sometime to meet MMA legend Wanderlei Silva at this event, but Silva has expressed numerous times that he would prefer not to fight the fan favorite and military hero. UFC 130 takes place on May 28th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and is headlined by Frank Edgar vs Gray Maynard for the UFC lightweight title.

Jorge Santiago has won 11 of his past 12 fights, with his only hiccup being a first round TKO loss to Mamed Khalidov in a non-title fight at Sengoku: Eleventh Battle. He avenged the loss four months later in a rematch for the title, in which Santiago cruised easily to a unanimous decision victory. Most recently, Santiago met Kazuo Misaki at Sengoku Raiden Championships 14, where both men put on an incredible back-and-forth battle. The fight was considered by many to be the “Fight of the Year” in 2010. Santiago survived many scares to earn a TKO stoppage with just 30 seconds left in the fifth round.

Brian Stann has skyrocketed up the middleweight ladder after upsetting Chris Leben at UFC 125 in on New Year’s Day. The win was his second in a row since dropping to the 185-pound division, beating Mike Massenzio in his debut at the weight class. Stann made the decision to drop weight after losing a one-sided decision against uber-prospect Phil Davis.

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2011 in News, UFC

 

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Sengoku’s Middleweight Champion Jorge Santiago Granted Release

MMA Fighting Reports:

http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/02/08/jorge-santiago-released-from-sengoku/

Jorge Santiago

– 23-8-0 MMA/ 7-1 Sengoku Record

– 2 Fight Winning Streak

– Notable Wins: Kazuo Misaki (x2), Mamed Khalidov, Jeremy Horn

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Sengoku’s middleweight champion, Jorge Santiago was granted his release from the promotion. He’s looking to sign quickly with a top North American organization, likely with the UFC or Strikeforce.

Jorge Santiago has won 11 of his past 12 fights, with his only hiccup being a first round TKO loss to Mamed Khalidov in a non-title fight at Sengoku: Eleventh Battle. He avenged the loss four months later in a rematch for the title, in which Santiago cruised easily to a unanimous decision victory. Most recently, Santiago met Kazuo Misaki at Sengoku Raiden Championships 14, where both men put on an incredible back-and-forth battle. The fight was considered by many to be the “Fight of the Year” in 2010. Santiago survived many scares to earn a TKO stoppage with just 30 seconds left in the fifth round.

Santiago won a four-man, one-night tournament in 2007 for Strikeforce, defeating Sean Salmon in the semifinals and Trevor Prangley in the finals. He KO’d Salmon with a flying knee just 24 seconds in to the fight.

His UFC career didn’t share the same success. After defeating Justin Levens with a first round KO in his promotional debut, he followed it up with back-to-back KO losses to Chris Leben and Alan Belcher, prompting his release.

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2011 in News, Sengoku

 

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Sengoku Raiden Championship 14 Quick Results

  • Champ Jorge Santiago def. Kazuo Misaki via TKO (corner’s stoppage) – Round 5, 4:31 (retains middleweight title)
  • Jadamba Narantungalag def. Akihiro Gono via unanimous decision (30-28, 30-29, 30-28)
  • Hatsu Hioki def. Jeff Lawson via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 2:09
  • Leonardo Santos def. Sotaro Yamada via DQ (illegal groin shots) – Round 1, 3:56
  • Taisuke Okuno def. Nick Thompson via KO (punch) – Round 3, 0:27*
  • Yasubey Enomoto def. Kenta Takagi via submission (bulldog choke) – Round 2, 0:53*
  • Takuya Sato def. Motoki Miyazawa via unanimous decision#
  • Shintaro Ishiwatari def. Kil Woo Lee via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:20^
  • Shoko Sato def. Takuya Eizumi via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 1:38^
  • Wataru Takahashi def. Tatsuya So via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:34^
  • Jae Hyun So def. Hirokazu Nishimura via unanimous decision
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    Posted by on August 22, 2010 in Quick Results, Sengoku

     

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    Sengoku Raiden Championships 14 Card Takes Shape

  • Champ Jorge Santiago vs. Kazuo Misaki (for Sengoku middleweight title)
  • Taisuke Okuno vs. Nick Thompson (welterweight GP first round)
  • Yasubey Enomoto vs. Kenta Takagi (welterweight GP first round)
  • Shintaro Ishiwatari vs. Kil Woo Lee (bantamweight GP second round)
  • Takuya Eizumi vs. Shoko Sato (bantamweight GP second round)
  • Tatsuya So vs. Wataru Takahashi (bantamweight GP second round)
  • Hirokazu Nishimura vs. Jae Hyun So (bantamweight GP second round)
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    Posted by on July 9, 2010 in News, Sengoku

     

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    Jorge Santiago vs Kazuo Misaki Title Fight Set for Sengoku 13 Card in June

    MMA Junkie Reports:

    http://mmajunkie.com/news/19296/jorge-santiago-vs-kazuo-misaki-title-fight-in-works-for-sengoku-13-in-june.mma

    Jorge Santiago

    – 22-8-0 MMA/ 6-1 Sengoku Record

    – Won 10 out of 11 Last Fights

    – Notable Wins: Kazuo Misaki, Mamed Khalidov, Jeremy Horn

    Kazuo Misaki

    – 22-10-2 MMA/ 3-2 Sengoku Record

    – Lost 2 of last 3 Fights

    – Notable Wins: Kazuhiro Nakamura, Joe Riggs, Dan Henderson

     
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    Posted by on June 2, 2010 in News, Sengoku

     

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    Sengoku Raiden Championships 12 Quick Results

    OFFICIAL RESULTS

    • Jorge Santiago def. Mamed Khalidov via unanimous decision
    • Akihiro Gono def. Diego Gonzalez via unanimous decision
    • Maximo Blanco def. Chang Hyun Kim via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:10
    • Marlon Sandro def. Tomonari Kanomata via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 0:09
    • Yoshihiro Nakao def. Henry “Sentoryu” Miller via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:27
    • Yuji Hoshino def. Nick Denis via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 0:47
    • Leonardo Santos def. Kiuma Kunioku via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:06
    • Shigeki Osawa def. Kyung Ho Kang via unanimous decision
     
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    Posted by on March 7, 2010 in Quick Results, Sengoku

     

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    Jorge Santiago vs Mamed Khalidov for Middleweight Belt at Sengoku Raiden Championships 12

    MMA Junkie Reports:

    http://mmajunkie.com/news/17645/jorge-santiago-rematches-mamed-khalidov-for-belt-at-sengoku-raiden-championships-12.mma

    Jorge Santiago

    – 21-8-0 MMA/ 5-1 Sengoku Record

    – Won 9 out of 10 Last Fights

    – Notable Wins: Kazuo Misaki, Siyar Bahadurzada, Jeremy Horn

    Mamed Khalidov

    – 20-3-1 MMA/1-0 Sengoku Record

    – 3 Fight Win Streak

    – Notable Wins: Jorge Santiago, Igor Pokrajac, Jason Guida

     
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    Posted by on January 23, 2010 in News, Sengoku

     

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