UFC Signs Top Ranked Middleweight Jorge Santiago, Takes on Brian Stann at UFC 130
World Top Ten ranked Middleweight Jorge Santiago has signed with the UFC and is expected to make his return at UFC 130 in Las Vegas against Brian Stann.
Santiago will make his return to the UFC after a 3 year absence. Santiago was released in late 2006 on the heels of a pair of knockout losses to Chris Leben and Alan Belcher. Following his release Santiago went on an 11-1 run with his lone loss being to Mamed Khalidov which he avenged a few months later.
Santiago negotiated his release from Sengoku Raiden Championships where he held the promotions Middleweight Title stating a desire to return to compete in a North American promotion.