A week removed from his 31st birthday, well-rounded middleweight Jorge Santiago is seeking employment after being handed his walking papers by the UFC as a result of picking up a second straight loss under the promotion’s banner. Santiago’s latest stumble came earlier this month at UFC 136 where he was outpointed in a less-than aesthetically pleasing bout against Demian Maia.
Santiago’s release was first reported by Tatame.
The 23-10 Brazilian worked his way up into “Top 10” status with a number of strong showings overseas and in Strikeforce including success against Jeremy Horn, Mamed Khalidov, Trevor Prangley, and Kazuo Misaki. All but two of his victories have been the result of a stoppage with nine TKOs and twelve submissions.
However, his UFC career has been a polar opposite from his work outside the organization with only a 1-4 record in the Octagon.
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