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Following Back to Back Losses, Jorge Santiago Released from the UFC

Posted on by Damon Martin

Jorge Santiago

Following a couple of tough losses, Jorge Santiago has been released from the UFC.

Santiago’s management team at Authentic Sports Management confirmed his release to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday.

After a long winning streak outside the Octagon including several major wins that saw him capture the Sengoku middleweight title, Santiago made his way back to the UFC earlier this year.

Unfortunately, Santiago fell short in his first fight in a touch match-up with former WEC champion Brian Stann back in July.

Bouncing back for his last fight, Santiago again wasn’t able to pull the trigger in his fight with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Demian Maia, and lost a unanimous decision.

The UFC opted to release Santiago following the back to back losses.

The Brazilian will get back into training soon however with his team in Florida, and hopes to get another fight soon to start rebuilding towards another run at the UFC.


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  • Mario

    Haha..

    Poor Jorge

    I still remember when he was super excited to return to the UFC. His return was reminiscent of his first trip to the octagon. His lone UFC win will always be when he KO’d Justin “I killed my wife then did myself” Levens. Pathetic!

    This guy clearly wasn’t ready to return.

    Good luck in Japan, Jorge!

    I’m sure they missed you..

    • wonggfan

      I thought Sengoku folded..no?